Rescued Lives: The Oxford House Approach to Substance Abuse / Edition 1

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"Rescued Lives: The Oxford House Approach to Substance Abuse provides an in-depth analysis of the philosophy and methods of the innovative Oxford House substance abuse treatment model. Utilizing stories of people living in the non-profit organization's community homes and immersed in the program, this book offers a detailed explanation of the mechanisms that have made the approach historically so effective." In addition to documenting Oxford House's history and the development of its approach, other topics discussed include an overview of the range of diagnoses and approaches to the treatment of substance abuse, an explanation of the process of a resident's entrance and assimilation into Oxford House, and the special considerations and meaning of recovery for women, children, families, and criminal offenders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789036308
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard A. Jason, PhD, is a professor of psychology at DePaul University, Chicago, where he heads the Center for Community Research. He has published hundreds of articles and book chapters on treating and preventing substance abuse and has co-authored Creating Communities for Addiction Recovery (2006), in which he presented a series of research studies on the Oxford House model.

Bradley D. Olson, PhD, is a research assistant professor at Northwestern University, and has published numerous research articles, including many on consumer-run recovery homes (e.g., Olson et al., 2002).

Karen Foli, PhD, holds a doctorate in communications research from the University of Illinois. She has written two very well-received books: Like Sound Through Water and The Post-Adoption Blues with co-author John R. Thompson, MD.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Bill White)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. A Society in Crisis
  • The Future
  • Chapter 2. A Sobering Beginning: The First Oxford House
  • Insider Influence
  • The First Oxford House
  • Chapter 3. The Roads to Recovery: Substance Abuse Treatment Approaches and Oxford House
  • Treatment Models
  • Oxford House Approach
  • Chapter 4. The Oxford House Experience: Entrance and Assimilation
  • Making the Decision
  • The New Resident
  • Chapter 5. The Oxford House Experience: Living Substance Free
  • Relationships
  • Reframing of Self
  • Chapter 6. History Is Made
  • Legislation
  • An Explosion of Growth
  • Chapter 7. Women, Children, and Families
  • Demographics
  • Relationships
  • Responsibilities
  • Sense of Self
  • Chapter 8. Criminal Offenders and Recovery
  • Society’s Perceptions
  • Reentry into Society
  • Relationships
  • Responsibilities
  • Sense of Self
  • Chapter 9. Society’s Disenfranchised
  • Society’s Perceptions
  • Relationships
  • Responsibilities
  • Sense of Self
  • Reentry into Society
  • Chapter 10. An Invitation Is Extended
  • The Next Step
  • The Oxford House Traditions
  • Chapter 11. Does Oxford House Work?
  • Compelling Evidence
  • A Broadened Vision of Helping
  • Chapter 12. The Researchers’ Stories
  • Community Psychology
  • Community Psychology Meets Oxford House
  • Chapter 13. A Watershed Moment
  • A New Paradigm
  • The Oxford House Approach in Other Settings
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index
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