PAL2 Study

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.”

Sarah E. Zemore, PhD, Principal Investigator

Participation involves:

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.