BEST, David, GROSHKOVA, T., SADLER, J., DAY, E. and WHITE, W. L. (2011). What is recovery? : functioning and recovery stories of self-identified people in recovery in a services user group and their peer networks in Birmingham England. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 29 (3), 293-313.Full text not available from this repository.
The study was based on a peer snowballing method involving members of a service users group in Birmingham, United Kingdom, who were asked to identify and interview members of their peer networks who had achieved "sustained recovery" of one year. Two hundred and nineteen individuals were recruited who defined themselves as being in recovery, consisting of 132 individuals in medication maintained recovery and 87 in abstinent recovery. Those in maintained recovery were more anxious about using heroin and had lower self-efficacy, worse physical health, poorer quality of life, and more peer group members still using. Being older was associated with greater quality of life (rather than time since last use) supporting a "maturing out" hypothesis. Copyright
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Law and Criminology Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2015 11:29|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2015 15:51|
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