NYeC has considerable experience using focus groups to assess consumer preferences. Tom Uttaro, NYeC Director of Adoption Programs and Services, was part of a team demonstrating the efficacy of consumer run groups to support recovery from co-occuring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. The following research article is a product of this study. The research methodology was qualitative, and utilized focus groups of participants in the treatment program.
Download the article here: Consumers’ Experiences in Dual Focus Mutual Aid for Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders