College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Continuities and Changes in Self-Change Research.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2010

Keywords

Aged, Attitude to Health, Behavior, Addictive, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Harm Reduction, Health Policy, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Remission, Research Design, Self Care, Substance-Related Disorders.

Publication Title

Addiction

ISSN

0965-2140

Volume

105

Issue/No.

9

Abstract

AIMS:

A substantial literature demonstrates that natural recoveries from substance use disorders not only occur but are a common pathway to recovery. This article reviews selectively and comments on the current state-of-the-art in natural recovery research.

METHODS:

Basic concepts in natural recovery research are presented, and topical and methodological trends and changes in self-change research over time are discussed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although considerable progress has occurred in natural recovery research, several topics deserving of further research are identified, and implications for policy practice are discussed.

DOI

10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02770.x

Peer Reviewed

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