Research Study: Families of Alcoholics

From the University of Canberra:


Finding Solutions That Lead To Serenity

 We are conducting a study to examine the coping styles and treatment experiences of family members of alcoholics. This survey is open to people aged 18 years and over, who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, and who have attended an online or face-to-face Al-Anon meeting. It is expected to take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Your participation will help us to understand and support family members’ recovery from the emotional and psychosocial effects of alcoholism.

The online survey is available at the following link:

Please note that submission of the survey constitutes your consent to participate.

Completion of this study is entirely voluntary. You may stop participating at any time. If you feel uncomfortable in providing an answer to any question, you can leave it blank. If any question causes you concern or distress you may wish to contact one of the following:

  • Alcohol and Drug 24 hour helpline – 02 6207 9977 (ACT Government Counselling Service)
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Al-Anon Family Groups – 1300 252 666
  • Family Drug Support Line – 1300 368 186
  • DIRECTIONS ACT – (02) 6132 4800

This study will be used to produce a written thesis. This is a curriculum requirement of the Master of Clinical Psychology program at the University of Canberra.

The data collected for the study will be treated as confidential. Your name is not required. Data will be stored electronically on a password protected computer and accessed only by the researchers involved in this project. No individual cases will be reported as part of the analysis of this data.

This study has been approved by the University of Canberra Human Research Ethics Committee.

If you wish to receive a summary of results of this study please provide your email address at the completion of the online survey. Please note that this personal information will be kept separate to your responses from the main survey.

 If you have any questions or comments about this study, please contact Mylie Sell, Master of Clinical Psychology student (, or her research supervisor Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch ( 

Thank you for taking part in this study.  Your participation is appreciated.