LANDALE, S. and BEST, David (2013). Dynamic shifts in social networks and normative values in recovery from an offending and drug using lifestyle. In: JOHNSON, C. Douglas, (ed.) Social Capital : Theory, Measurement and Outcomes. Social Issues, Justice and Status . Nova Science, 219-235.Full text not available from this repository.
Social capital is understood to have two dimensions - the network of supports an individual can call upon, and the individual's commitment to these supports. For alcohol and drug recovery, the term more commonly used is recovery capital - the sum of personal and social resources that the individual can deploy in their recovery journey. The chapter draws on longitudinal data following substance using offenders who engaged in a sports programme (" Second Chance" ) as part of their recovery journey in the North-East of England, a deprived area of England that has been associated with long-standing alcohol problems and recent increases in heroin and other drug use. The chapter examines the stories of success in early recovery and describes five emerging themes - positive identity, physical health and well-being, positive social networks, role models and social learning, and a sense of hope and positive vision of the future. These themes are linked to the existing evidence on recovery capital and predictors of long-term change.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Law and Criminology Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2015 12:27|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2015 15:51|
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