An ongoing process: A qualitative study of how the alcohol-dependent free themselves of addiction through progressive abstinence

January 2009
BMC Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 9, p76
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • New ways of treating addicts. Moffett, Arthur D.; Bruce, James D.; Horvitz, Diana // Social Work;Jul74, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p389 

    The article proposes new ways for the treatment of addicts. It is opined that many social workers are not thoroughly prepared for carrying out the responsibilities that they assume in the treatment of drug addiction. Social workers are providing more and more of the treatment for drug addicts,...

  • Transforming the Addicted Person's Counterfeit Quest for Wholeness Through Three Stages of Recovery: A Wilber Transpersonal Spectrum of Development Clinical Perspective. Nixon, Gary // International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction;Jun2012, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p407 

    In this article, we look at how an addicted person can through the therapeutic process replace the addiction 'short cut' counterfeit quest for wholeness with an authentic quest for wholeness using Wilber' transpersonal spectrum of development model by working through different developmental...

  • ‘Naught but a story’: Narratives of successful AA recovery. Weegmann, Martin; Piwowoz-Hjort, Ewa // Health Sociology Review;Oct2009, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p273 

    The study invited individuals who used AA groups and philosophy as the mainstay of their recovery to talk about their ongoing relationship to AA, with the aim of understanding the factors that have helped them to achieve and sustain change. Interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) was...

  • SY21-3 CONTROLLED DRINKING IS A POSSIBLE STRATEGY TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH ALCOHOL USE DISORDERS. Ki, S. W. // Alcohol & Alcoholism;Sep/Oct2014 Supplement, Vol. 49 Issue suppl_1, pi20 

    Historically, total abstinence has been perceived as the only way of recovery for alcohol-dependent patients and most therapies aim to total cessation of alcohol-drinking. However, there is emerging evidence to suggest that a reduction in alcohol consumption could provide an effective...

  • The Relationship Between Sense of Coherence and Attribution of Responsibility for Problems and Their Solutions, and Cessation of Substance Abuse Over Time. Feigin, Rena; Sapir, Yaffa // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs;Mar2005, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p63 

    The present study deals with personal and psychological characteristics of addicts coping with abstinence from drugs in various stages of recovery. The study focuses primarily on two personal variables: attribution of responsibility for the problem and its solution, and the sense of coherence....

  • Cambio de paradigma en el tratamiento del alcoholismo de baja gravedad. Guardia-Serecigni, Josep // Adicciones;2011, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p299 

    Introduction Recent pharmacotherapy findings from new alcohol reduction programmes could change the paradigm of alcohol-dependence treatment. Material and Method This study reviews the neurobiological background and pharmacotherapy of alcohol-dependence disorder, focusing on opioid receptor...

  • Transformative Existential Experiences and the Mental Growth Stages Illustrated by Case Reports. Borgen, Berit // Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionsps;2016, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p89 

    The article describes part of an on-going research on the processes of mental liberation and growth. The original research material is based on qualitative research methods and ethnographic in-depth interviews with drug-addicted persons undergoing treatment. The material is further analysed...

  • Practical support aids addiction recovery: the positive identity model of change. Johansen, Ayna B.; Brendryen, Håvar; Darnell, Farnad J.; Wennesland, Dag K. // BMC Psychiatry;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: There is a need for studies that can highlight principles of addiction recovery. Because social relationships are involved in all change processes, understanding how social motivations affect the recovery process is vital to guide support programs. Methods: The objective was to...

  • A Qualitative Study of Methamphetamine Users’ Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators of Drug Abstinence. Herbeck, Diane M.; Brecht, Mary-Lynn; Christou, Dayna; Lovinger, Katherine // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p215 

    To better understand methamphetamine (MA) use patterns and the process of recovery, qualitative interviews were conducted with adult MA users (n = 20), comparing a sample that received substance abuse treatment with those who had not received treatment. Respondents provided detailed information...

  • WHAT IS THE COLOR OF THE GONORRHEA RIBBON? Gilman, Sander L. // Cultural Politics;Jul2007, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p175 

    Sexual politics in twenty-first century America has taken a rather surprising turn. Given the realities of the stigma still strongly associated with sexually transmitted diseases, the politics of HIV/AIDS is an unusual case study of acceptance in an age of sexual conservatism. This acceptance is...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics