October 31, 2019
Opportunity for People with Lived Experiences To Improve Treatment and Services for Substance Use Disorders
By: Diverse Elders


Join a Focus Group!

Community Catalyst and Faces & Voices of Recovery are looking for people to participate in focus groups to help improve treatment and services.

Photo of a listening session for Asian American older adults hosted by NAPCA. (photo courtesy of NAPCA)

What is the purpose of the groups?
The groups will discuss what results people want most from treatment and services. The information shared will influence future research and action to improve recovery outcomes nationwide.

Who should sign up?
We are looking for people who are at least 21 years old AND who have lived experience with substance use disorders. This includes people in recovery (using whatever definition of recovery is right for you), or family members of people in recovery.

Abstinence is not required for participation. We honor all pathways to recovery, including harm reduction. People who are still using substances are welcome to participate.

What will participants be asked to do?
Participants will attend one 90-minute videoconference during which they will be asked to answer questions drawing on their own experiences and those of their friends or family. Participants will receive a small payment for their time.

Online application available here: Focus Group Application
URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCHGXFN


Please contact Orla Kennedy at Community Catalyst with questions
email: okennedy@communitycatalyst.org
phone: 617-275-2945



The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.