For Participants

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to participate?

Patients admitted to a Recovery Journey Project site location for one day or longer, are eligible to participate. To date, the Recovery Journey Project sites include the Addiction Medicine Service (AMS) at Homewood Health Centre and The Residence at Homewood

Why participate?

By participating in this project, you will be contributing to one of the only ongoing study on recovery in the country and to the future of mental health and addiction treatment in Canada. We aim to engage 5000+ participants across Canada who have received treatment for mental health and addiction.

How do I participate

At each project site, patients are made aware of the Recovery Journey Project during their treatment stay at Homewood Health. After discharge from the treatment program, participants will be sent an email from Homewood Research Institute to welcome them to the project. Participating in the project invloves completing a series of web-based surveys about recovery at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after leaving the treatment program.

Participation in this study is voluntary. Participants are free to withdraw from the project at any time. If you would like to withdraw from the study, after receiving an email for this project please press 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of the message. Any answers you have given up to that point will be stored in the study database unless you state otherwise. You may also contact the Project Coordinator by email admin@recoveryjourneyproject.com or telephone 519-767-3560 and leave a message indicating your first name, last initial and decision to withdraw.

Is the information I provide confidential?

Yes. We adhere strictly to legislative requirements to ensure that everyone's privacy is protected. In addition, all research projects are reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board at the Regional Centre for Excellence in Ethics to ensure that we uphold the highest standards of ethics and privacy at all times.

To view an Information Letter for patients about the Recovery Journey Project, click here.