Understanding recovery from a family perspective: a survey of life in recovery for families

ANDERSSON, Catrin, BEST, David, IRVING, James, EDWARDS, Michael, BANKS, James, MAMA-RUDD, Adam and HAMER, Rebecca (2018). Understanding recovery from a family perspective: a survey of life in recovery for families. Project Report. Sheffield Hallam University for Alcohol Research UK.

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A growing body of research describes how the lives of dependent drinkers can change as they move from active addiction to recovery. The Life in Recovery surveys in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa all reveal marked improvements in physical and psychological health, family functioning, employment and education, reductions in crime and community engagement (Best, 2014; Best et al, 2015). However, no surveys have, until now, assessed the experience of recovery from the perspective of family members. For family members, recovery is experienced in two senses. They observe the journey of the recovering drinker; however, they also embark on their own journey of change as a consequence of their experiences. The work presented here attempts to describe both aspects.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Law and Criminology
Depositing User: James Banks
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 19:04
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18890

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