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The notion of self in the journey back from addiction
journal contributionposted on 2012-08-01, 00:00 authored by V Mackintosh, Therese Knight
In this study we explored how those recovering from addiction negotiated self, and the role supported accommodation played in the journey back from addiction. Transcripts from 11 in-depth interviews were analyzed by 2 coders who identified the most salient themes relevant to the self in recovery within the personal contexts of participants. The participants noted that reclaiming the self that had been lost to addiction was of primary importance to them. The recovery journey exposed a self that had reached the lowest point in life; one that was hardly recognizable; one that was undesirable. Engaging with supported accommodation provided participants with a sanctuary within which to reclaim the self, and was seen as central to their recovery.
JournalQualitative health research
Pagination1094 - 1101
LocationThousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication classificationC1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article
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addiction \/ substance usealcohol \/ alcoholismrecoveryrehabilitationselfScience & TechnologySocial SciencesLife Sciences & BiomedicineTechnologyPublic, Environmental & Occupational HealthInformation Science & Library ScienceSocial Sciences, InterdisciplinarySocial Sciences, BiomedicalSocial Sciences - Other TopicsBiomedical Social SciencesSUBSTANCE-ABUSEDRUG-USENETWORKSIDENTITY