Feasibility and usefulness of the peer-run course ‘‘Recovery Is Up to You’’ for people with addiction problems: A qualitative study

J.A.W.M. van Gestel-Timmermans, E.P.M. Brouwers

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Abstract

“Recovery Is Up to You,” a 12-week peer-run group experience for persons with major psychiatric problems, has had positive effects on important elements of recovery: empowerment, hope, and self-efficacy beliefs. Determining if such an experience would be equally efficacious for persons with addiction problems is the focus of this study. The 12-week course was experienced by eight groups of persons with addiction problems and the outcome, measured in terms of the response of participants and of the group leaders, was a favorable one as the course was found to be supportive of the recovery process, providing the participants and peer group leaders alike with new perspectives on meaningful living.
Keywords: Peer-run course, recovery, addiction, addiction care
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-91
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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