Circles of Recovery: Self-Help Organizations for Addictions

Circles of Recovery: Self-Help Organizations for Addictions

by Keith Humphreys
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521176379

ISBN-13: 9780521176378

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Self-help organizations across the world have attracted millions of individuals seeking to address addiction problems with drugs or alcohol. This book provides an integrative, international review of research that focuses on how these organizations affect individual members and whether self-help groups and formal health care systems can work together to combat

Overview

Self-help organizations across the world have attracted millions of individuals seeking to address addiction problems with drugs or alcohol. This book provides an integrative, international review of research that focuses on how these organizations affect individual members and whether self-help groups and formal health care systems can work together to combat substance abuse. In addition, it offers practical strategies for individual clinicians and treatment systems on how to interact with self-help organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521176378
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
International Research Monographs in the Addictions Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Definitions, scope, and origin of the health-related self-help group movement; 2. An international tour of addiction-related mutual help organizations; 3. Does self-help group participation produce positive substance abuse, psychiatric, and medical outcomes?; 4. A different perspective on change in self-help organizations: spirituality, identity, life stories, friendship networks, and politicization; 5. Government, health care organization, and clinical interactions with self-help organizations; Epilogue: summing up, moving forward; References; Index.

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