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dc.contributor.authorPettersen, Henning
dc.contributor.authorLandheim, Anne
dc.contributor.authorSkeie, Ivar
dc.contributor.authorBiong, Stian
dc.contributor.authorBrodahl, Morten
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Larry
dc.identifier.citationSubstance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 2018, 12, 1-8.nb_NO
dc.descriptionCreative Commons Non Commercial CC BY-NC: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License which permits non-commercial use.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractAlthough a significant proportion of adults recover from substance use disorders (SUDs), little is known about how they reach this turning point or why they stop using. The purpose of the study was to explore the factors that influence reasoning and decision making about quitting substance use after a long-term SUD. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 18 participants, each of whom had been diagnosed with a SUD and had been abstinent for at least 5 years. A resource group of peer consultants in long-term recovery from SUDs contributed to the study’s planning, preparation, and initial analyses. Participants recalled harmful consequences and significant events during their years of substance use. Pressure and concern from close family members were important in their initial efforts to abstain from substance use. Being able to imagine a different life, and the awareness of existing treatment options, promoted hope and further reinforced their motivation to quit. Greater focus on why those with SUDs want to quit may help direct treatment matching; treatment completion may be more likely if the person’s reasons for seeking help are addressed.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractWhy Do Those With Long-Term Substance Use Disorders Stop Abusing Substances: A Qualitative Studynb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleWhy Do Those With Long-Term Substance Use Disorders Stop Abusing Substances: A Qualitative Studynb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2018nb_NO
dc.source.journalSubstance Abuse: Research and Treatmentnb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap

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