Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102198
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About the Course:
This course addresses the 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.
The objective was to develop a model of recovery by examining addicted individuals’ social motivations through longitudinal assessment of non-professional support dyads. A qualitative, longitudinal study design was used, combining focus groups and in-depth interviews with addicted individuals and their sponsors. Data were analyzed using the principles of grounded theory: open coding and memos for conceptual labelling, axial coding for category building, and selective coding for theory building. The setting was an addiction recovery social support program in Oslo, Norway. The informants included nine adults affected by addiction, six sponsors, and the program coordinator. The participants were addicted to either alcohol (2), benzodiazepines (1), pain killers (1) or polydrug-use (5). The sponsors were unpaid, and had no history of addiction problems.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Practical Support Aids Addiction Recovery: The Positive Identity Model of Change created by Ayna B. Johansen, Håvar Brendryen, Farnad Darnell, and Dag K. Wennesland
Publication Date:July 31, 2013
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Addiction counselors, substance abuse group facilitators, and sponsors. In addition, those allied professionals engaged in research and practices regarding the way social relationships impact all change processes and, in particular, how social motivations affect and guide the recovery process in substance use support programs.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- To explain addiction recovery by examining social support dyads, and identifying factors that support positive long term change.
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