The Recovery Narratives Project is an inquiry into experiences of recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
Interviews are conducted by Therissa Libby, a faculty member at Metropolitan State University and a person in long-term recovery. Each conversational interview is recorded for her to study and analyze for The Recovery Narratives Project.
All interviews are strictly confidential. Some participants choose to waive their confidentiality and have their interviews published on this site as podcast episodes. However, participation in the podcast is not required for participation in the project.
During the project launch in spring of 2017, the first twenty (20) participants will receive a $20 Target gift card in appreciation for their contributions.
Why Research Recovery?
About The Recovery Narratives Project
Therissa Libby, Ph.D.
Metropolitan State University
Dr. Libby teaches graduate and undergraduate students in alcohol and drug counseling and co-occurring disorders counseling at Metropolitan State. As a faculty member and as a person in long-term recovery, she is passionate about making a difference for those whose lives are affected by substance use and mental health concerns. She heads the Recovery Narratives Project as a collaborative and community-based research project.
Minnesota Recovery Connection
Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC) works to ensure that all who seek it have access to the support, care and resources they need to achieve long-term recovery from addiction.
MRC and Dr. Libby are pleased to collaborate on the Recovery Narratives Project. The project kickoff for took place during MRC’s Community Forum Event on March 2, 2017.
To add your support, you can email Dr. Libby, share on social media or contact MRC. We hope you will share this project widely in your communities.
We believe that recovery narratives have power. By sharing stories of people in recovery, exploring what changed for them and defining what it means to recover, we can help those who are seeking a way forward in lives affected by substance use and mental health concerns.
We welcome others who are committed to visible, vocal and varied recovery. Each recovery narrative is unique and can make a difference. Whether you contribute to the project by being part of our confidential research, participating in our public podcast or telling others about our efforts, we believe that you are making a difference. You are part of another’s journey into what’s possible.
What’s your story?