Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

My life from poli-substance abuse to recovery through harm reduction: A narrative
by Schipper, Jed E., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 80; 1466310
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this narrative project was to examine the narrator's experience with recovery from poli-substance abuse through harm reduction. Relevant literature was reviewed regarding substances (cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and alcohol) and recovery programs (abstinence-based and harm reduction), with particular emphasis on the following harm reduction interventions: controlled drinking and needle exchange programs. Literature relating to the use of narratives as research was reviewed along with 6 scholarly narratives. The author's hope is that his narrative will offer social workers a more expansive view of how substance abuse can be treated. The author also hopes that his narrative will show clients that they can not only recover from substance abuse, they can live meaningful lives.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Glezakos, Agathi
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology
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Publication Number: 1466310
ISBN: 978-1-109-17182-2
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