FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY is conducting the first nationwide survey designed to document key aspects in the lives of people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. While much is known about the many costs of addiction, we know very little about what happens in a person’s life in recovery. Faces & Voices is gathering this information to inform a variety of diverse audiences – the public, policymakers, service planners and providers and the recovery community – about the milestones that people achieve in recovery. The information will contribute to educating the public about recovery and to address discriminatory barriers facing people in or seeking recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SURVEY? Anyone who considers themselves in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems is encouraged to take the survey. If you know other people who may also be interested in sharing their experiences for this important project, please send them the survey link www.surveymonkey.com/s/Life_In_Recovery_Survey and encourage them to participate. Thanks so much!
ABOUT THE SURVEY. The survey is available in English and in Spanish. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. All of your answers are completely confidential – we don’t ask for your name or any other identifying information. You can take the survey between November 5 and December 31, 2012. Faces & Voices of Recovery is partnering with Alexandre Laudet, PhD, Director of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes to conduct the survey.
Welcome and join us in our statewide RecoveryNC Campaign to engage and empower North Carolina residents who are in treatment or recovery from addiction. People in recovery, people seeking recovery, families, friends, advocates, and all with an interest in this critical public health issue are invited to take part. Together we can raise awareness, share experiences, and give hope to those still suffering from this deadly disease.
Everyone knows someone who is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. By taking a moment to register with your name and the county you live in, you can make a huge difference in the lives of those who seek to sustain recovery from addiction.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates the total cost of substance abuse in the United States at more than $484 billion per year, yet the power of recovery is priceless.
Share your story…
For every person who suffers from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, 4 other people’s lives are consistently altered. While many websites post stories of people who have achieved recovery, we are interested in hearing those other voices in addition to the voices of persons in recovery. So, we encourage anyone who desires to tell a story from their perspective (a loved one – spouse, child, mother, father, sister, brother, cousin, etc. – best friend, advocate, provider of any services that assist persons on their roads to recovery as well as those who are in recovery from addiction) to select the template that you feel most comfortable using, or create your own unique story. Not all stories have a happy ending, but more do end happily than the American public realizes. Your story will go a long way toward putting a human face on the disease of addiction, focusing on recovery and, most of all, reducing the stigma that so paralyzes people who suffer from an addictive disorder.
You can return your story by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at (919) 990-9559 or mail Recovery NC, 1121 Situs Court – Suite 320, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Funded wholly or in part by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services. A project of the Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse, Inc.