Peer Alternatives for Addiction 2 Study
A Research Study to Generate a Deep Understanding of the Benefits of Mutual-Help Groups for Recovery
What Will the Study Achieve?
- Provide a deep understanding of when, for whom, and why mutual-help group participation is helpful.
- Shed light on effective mutual-help group alternatives.
- Help doctors and other clinicians make informed referrals to mutual-help alternatives, and alert courts and policymakers to effective resources in addiction treatment.
- Help individuals to make the best choice possible among the range of effective peer support options.
“The PAL2 study represents the largest and most comprehensive study of mutual-help groups to date; it will greatly expand understanding of the benefits of this vital recovery support.”
Completing a quick 5-minute survey to see if you are eligible. We will then ask you to complete three 30-minute surveys over the next year.
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- Have attended a mutual-help group meeting for an alcohol problem of your own in the past 30 days – both in-person and online meetings count.
- Are able to take an online survey in English.
- Are 18 years or older.
- Are a U.S. resident.
- Did NOT participate in the 2015 PAL Study.