Participants are being sought by Sheffield Hallam University to take part in a survey on recovery from a drug problem.
The Life in Recovery Survey (LiR), funded by the European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID), is the first part of a wider research study, called Recovery Pathways or REC-PATH.
The study will enable researchers in four countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland and England) to identify different successful recovery pathways.
Following the initial online survey, a group of participants will be selected by the research teams and asked if they will participate in the second and third parts of the wider study.
Following this group of participants over a 12 month period, the study aims to track changes in recovery; friendship and kinship groups; and social circumstances. By investigating these changes over time, the research group hope to better understand which recovery pathways work best for whom, when and where in a person’s recovery journey. According to the group, this is vital in order to better inform drug and recovery orientated policy.