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Addiction and Recovery Study

In this study, we want to learn more about how people experience addiction and its recovery process. This is an interview study where you will discuss your personal experiences with substance use. We hope that the information collected through these interviews will inspire further research studies intended to improve social and medical understanding of addiction.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 65 years
  • Male, Female


Georgia, North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Introductory Conversation (30 minutes): If interested in participating, you will be asked to engage in a brief discussion with the study's Principal Investigator to address the study's aims and expectations. You may choose to schedule an in-person meeting, phone call, or Zoom video call. Semi-Structured Interview (60 - 90 minutes): After the briefing/screening meeting, you may be asked to participate in a semi-structured interview. This interview will require approximately 60 - 90 minutes of your uninterrupted time. This conversation may take place in-person or over a secure Zoom video call. Confidentiality protocols are in place to conceal participants' identities.

Total length of participation:
Less than 2 hours

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You have ever been diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • You have ever been diagnosed with an addiction-specific disorder
  • You have received or are receiving treatment for a Substance Use Disorder or addiction-specific disorder
  • You are comfortable reading, writing, and speaking in English and are willing to discuss you experiences with addiction openly and honestly

Not eligible if:

  • You are not comfortable discussing your experiences with addiction for the purpose of this study

Contact the Team

Visit Location

  •  Kaleigh Sullivan

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Kaleigh Sullivan
English and Comparative Literature

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Opinions and Perceptions
Substance Use (tobacco, alcohol, opioids, etc)

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