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What's Your Life in Recovery Like?

You have until December 31 to participate in Faces & Voices of Recovery's survey about what life is like after alcohol and drugs.

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By Hunter R. Slaton

12/12/12

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Through December 31, the advocacy group Faces & Voices of Recovery is running an important "Life in Recovery" survey opportunity—and, if you consider yourself to be in recovery, they want to hear from you. The anonymous survey—available in English and Spanish—covers everything relating to what life is like for someone in recovery, as well as what life was like during active addiction. Sample questions include: When was the last time you drank alcohol or used drugs? How much coffee do you drink? Have you ever attended a 12-step recovery support group? A non-12-step group?

All this data is highly valuable, according to Faces & Voices of Recovery's executive director Pat Taylor. She tells The Fix that members of the organization's public-policy committee came up with the idea for the survey "because [life in recovery] is something that isn't discussed and doesn't get the kind of attention we believe it deserves." In addition to encouraging individuals who struggle with addiction to seek help, she continues, "We hope that the findings also will help stimulate researchers to pay attention to what recovery means, and for the investment of public and private resources to understand what works for people, and what recovery means to people."

The survey opened on November 4, and closes on the last day of the year. Taylor notes that, while Faces & Voices of Recovery has already collected thousands of responses, "We would like thousands more." Results of the survey will be made public in late winter, perhaps February, and will be accompanied by an exclusive Fix story, digging into the unique details that people are sharing about their life in recovery.

To complete the survey, click here.

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