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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.authorHansen, Jeppe Oute
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Larry
dc.identifier.citationSubstance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 2019, 13, 1-8.en_US
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, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pagesen_US
dc.description.abstractIndividuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) often have fewer social support network resources than those without SUDs. This qualitative study examined the role of social relationships in achieving and maintaining stable recovery after many years of SUD. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 18 participants, each of whom had been diagnosed with a SUD and each of whom had been abstinent for at least 5years. A resource group of peer consultants in long-term recovery from SUDs contributed to the study planning, preparation, and initial analyses. The relationship that most participants described as helpful for initiating abstinence was recognition by a peer or a caring relationship with a service provider or sibling. These findings suggest that, to reach and maintain abstinence, it is important to maintain positive relationships and to engage self-agency to protect oneself from the influences of negative relationships. Substance use disorder service providers should increase the extent to which they involve the social networks of clients when designing new treatment approaches. Service providers should also focus more on individualizing services to meet their clients on a personal level, without neglecting professionalism or treatment strategies.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleHow Social Relationships Influence Substance Use Disorder Recovery : A Collaborative Narrative Studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2019en_US
dc.source.journalSubstance Abuse: Research and Treatmenten_US
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap

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