Are You a Young Adult in Recovery? Join a Community Board to Use Your Experience to Make an Impact
February 04, 2021
Are you interested in helping to improve services and support for people experiencing substance misuse issues, and using your lived experience as a person in recovery to influence research in this area? We are seeking youth & young adults (age 16-25) with lived experience in recovery from substance misuse issues to join a Community Board.
Through monthly meetings with a group of your peers, you will give input about the areas that researchers should prioritize around recovery support services and help shape research in this area. No previous board experience or degree is required, and all training will be provided.
Because we want to effectively address the needs of a variety of communities affected by substance use disorder, including communities that may be overlooked in research, we are working on creating a board with members who bring a variety of identities and experiences to the table. People encouraged to apply include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color; women; people who are gender non-binary; people with disabilities; and people in the LGBTQ community.