Research Studies: Other Related Studies

DBSA does not endorse nor recommend any particular research study. Patients should discuss all options with their health care providers and family members before beginning any study.

Many people think that participating in a research study means they will get better treatment for their illness. While this may be true, it's important to remember that a research study is conducted for research purposes—it does not ensure better or safer treatment.

Taking part in a study does not guarantee individual benefits to the participant in the form of newer or safer treatment. The contribution made participating in a research study is to science first and to the patient second.

DBSA, its advisors, and its consultants do not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication. For advice about specific treatment or medication, patients should consult their physicians and/or mental health professionals.

Ethics and Boundaries for Recovering Licensed Mental Health Practitioners in the Substance Abuse Field (Phone Interviews)

Melissa is a doctoral student at Argosy University Sarasota. This is a call for dissertation/research participants necessary as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education Counselor Education and Supervision. Information gathered will be kept strictly confidential and will be used to add to the field of research and knowledge.

Participant Criteria:

  • Licensed mental health practitioners (LPC, LCPC, LCSW, psychologists, etc.)
  • At least two years in recovery from drugs or alcohol Consider themselves members of a 12 step program
  • Worked for at least two years providing substance abuse treatment (overlapping recovery)
  • Willing to voluntarily share experiences with dual relationships, boundaries, etc. in one hour interview.

$10 Starbucks gift card given to interviewees.  Help illustrate the experiences of this special population! Your help would be much appreciated.

Melissa A. Milliken
Phone: (217) 740-8697

Deadline for Enrollment