Title

The recovery experience: Stress, recovery capital, and personal views on addiction and recovery in post-treatment addiction recovery

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Maria Caridad H. Tarroja

Defense Panel Chair

Homer Jimenez Yabut

Defense Panel Member

Ron R. Resurreccion
Hector Perez
Julio C. Teehankee

Abstract/Summary

The recovery experience is a research study that explores the experiences of individuals in post-treatment addiction recovery according to stress, recovery capital and personal views on addiction and recovery. Existing literature suggests that individuals with addiction require a substantial quality of recovery capital to overcome stress and challenges in all stages of recovery. In this research study, it focused on a specific stage in recovery, post-treatment addiction recovery, since there is a great need to explore what happens after treatment. The research adapted a case study research design and interviewed eight (8) participants on experiences in post-treatment addiction recovery. Interview responses were analyzed through categorizing codes and themes and submitting for external audit. Results showed that the recovery experience in post-treatment addiction recovery involves dealing with stress during reintegration to the mainstream environment and daily functioning (getting a job, earning money, fulfilling responsibilities). Recovery connections, social support and recovery-supportive activities were important factors in sustaining recovery. Addiction was considered as a lifestyle of powerlessness and loss of control over substances while recovery was depicted as an ongoing process requiring support and finding purpose in being in recovery.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007863

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Substance abuse; Drug addiction--Treatment; Recovering addicts

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