Motivations for Change in Drug Addiction Recovery: Turning Points as the Antidotes to the Pains of Recovery

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Patton, D. and Best, D. 2022. Motivations for Change in Drug Addiction Recovery: Turning Points as the Antidotes to the Pains of Recovery. Journal of Drug Issues. pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426221140887
AuthorsPatton, D. and Best, D.
Abstract

Painful life events have been highlighted as being instrumental in promoting change during drug addiction recovery. This paper attempts to integrate the ‘pains of desistance’ approach into a recovery capital framework. It explores the life courses of 30 people in drug addiction recovery who had previously had a problem with an illicit substance to explore the role of the pains of recovery (potential push factors) alongside different forms of recovery capital (pull factors) at key turning points of change during recovery. Findings demonstrate that pull factors linked to CHIME were significant in promoting positive changes. Turning points acted as antidotes to pains experienced in early recovery. Three antidotes appeared to be gender specific. Implications highlight the need for greater access to community capital pathways. It advocates the need to dispel the myth for a rock bottom moment and for a more macro conceptualisation of drug addiction recovery.

KeywordsDrug addiction recovery; Turning points; Pains of recovery; Recovery capital
Year2022
JournalJournal of Drug Issues
Journal citationpp. 1-21
PublisherSAGE Journals
ISSN0022-0426
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426221140887
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00220426221140887
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