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Research Study on Family Experience of Addiction Recovery ($25 Compensation)
A research study is being conducted on the recovery experiences of non-addicted family members of addicts who have previously received inpatient or outpatient treatment for their addiction. Participants must be between the ages of 18-65, must have no substance dependence themselves, and must have a loved one that has received inpatient or outpatient treatment for substance disorders in the last 18 months. The research study is investigating family members' emotional reactions to images of their recovering loved-one.

Participants will complete a physiological (heartbeat, muscle movement, etc.) and psychological assessment lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes on Texas Tech campus. Study requires reading several psychological measures. Qualifying participants will be compensated $25 for their time. If interested, please send your contact information to A brief telephone interview will be conducted to determine eligibility.

This study has been IRB approved (#504444) and is directed by Dr. Sterling T. Shumway. He can be contacted at 806.742.2891 x260 or

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