David Best


NameDavid Best
Job titleAssociate Lecturer in Criminology
Research instituteCollege of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Research outputs

The Malice of Maladaptation: Is Teleworking Enabling Behavioural Addiction?

Bingham, S., Ali, S. and Best, D. 2023. The Malice of Maladaptation: Is Teleworking Enabling Behavioural Addiction? The 5th International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM 2023). Abu Dhabi University.

Differences in addiction and recovery gains according to gender – gender barriers and specific differences in overall strengths growth

Abreu, V., Best, D., Brown, L., Patton, D. and Vanderplasschen , W 2022. Differences in addiction and recovery gains according to gender – gender barriers and specific differences in overall strengths growth. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 17 (21), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00444-8

Overcoming the pains of recovery: the management of negative recovery capital during addiction recovery pathways

Patton, D., Best, D. and Brown, L. 2022. Overcoming the pains of recovery: the management of negative recovery capital during addiction recovery pathways. Addiction Research and Theory. pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2022.2039912

Recovery Communities: Resources & Settings

Best, D., Hargreaves, C, Hodgson, P. and Patton, D. 2021. Recovery Communities: Resources & Settings. in: Tucker, J. A. and Witkiewitz, K. (ed.) Dynamic Pathways to Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 303 - 316

Chasing a pot of gold: an analysis of emerging recovery-oriented addiction policies in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands

Bellaert, Lore, Martinelli, Thomas, Vanderplasschen, Wouter, Best, David, van de Mheen, Dike and Vander Laenen, Freya 2021. Chasing a pot of gold: an analysis of emerging recovery-oriented addiction policies in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2021.191250

Justice capital: A model for reconciling structural and agentic determinants of desistance

Best, David, Hamilton, Sharynne, Hall, Lauren and Bartels, Lorana 2021. Justice capital: A model for reconciling structural and agentic determinants of desistance. Probation Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/02645505211005018

The Strengths and Barriers Recovery Scale (SABRS): Relationships matter in building strengths and overcoming barriers

Best, David, Sondhi, Arun, Brown, Lorna, Nisic, Mulka, Martinelli, Thomas, van de Mheen, Dike and Vanderplasschen, Wouter 2021. The Strengths and Barriers Recovery Scale (SABRS): Relationships matter in building strengths and overcoming barriers. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.663447

Estimating a treatment effect on reoffending by people in prison with an alcohol use disorder: a national matched propensity score analysis

Sondhi, Arun, Leidl, Alessandro and Best, David 2021. Estimating a treatment effect on reoffending by people in prison with an alcohol use disorder: a national matched propensity score analysis. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2021.1887427

Gender and recovery pathways in the UK

Andersson, Catrin, Wincup, Emma, Best, David and Irving, Jamie 2020. Gender and recovery pathways in the UK. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2020.1852180

Are members of mutual aid groups better equipped for addiction recovery? European cross-sectional study into recovery capital, social networks, and commitment to sobriety

Martinelli, Thomas F., van de Mheen, Dike, Best, David, Vanderplasschen, Wouter and Nagelhout, Gera E. 2020. Are members of mutual aid groups better equipped for addiction recovery? European cross-sectional study into recovery capital, social networks, and commitment to sobriety. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2020.1844638

Estimating a treatment effect on recidivism for correctional multiple component treatment for people in prison with an alcohol use disorder in England

Sondhi, Arun, Leidi, Alessandro and Best, David 2020. Estimating a treatment effect on recidivism for correctional multiple component treatment for people in prison with an alcohol use disorder in England. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00310-5

Building Recovery Capital through Community Engagement: A Hub and Spoke Model for Peer-based Recovery Support Services in England

Best, David, Higham, David, Pickersgill, Ged, Higham, Kerrie, Hancock, Richard and Critchlow, Theresa 2020. Building Recovery Capital through Community Engagement: A Hub and Spoke Model for Peer-based Recovery Support Services in England. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2020.1787119

Comparing three stages of addiction recovery: long-term recovery and its relation to housing problems, crime, occupation situation, and substance use

Martinelli, Thomas F., Nagelhout, Gera E., Bellaert, Lore, Best, David, Vanderplasschen, Wouter and van de Mheen, Dike 2020. Comparing three stages of addiction recovery: long-term recovery and its relation to housing problems, crime, occupation situation, and substance use. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 27 (5), pp. 387-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2020.1779182

Measuring capital in active addiction and recovery: the development of the strengths and barriers recovery scale (SABRS)

Best, David, Vanderplasschen, Wouter and Nisic, Mulka 2020. Measuring capital in active addiction and recovery: the development of the strengths and barriers recovery scale (SABRS). Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00281-7

The effects of local socio-political events on group cohesion in online far-right communities

Bliuc, Ana-Maria, Betts, John M., Faulkner, Nicholas, Vergani, Matteo, Chow, Rui Jie, Iqbal, Muhammad and Best, David 2020. The effects of local socio-political events on group cohesion in online far-right communities. PLos ONE. 15 (3), p. e0230302. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230302

Putting ‘Justice’ in recovery capital: Yarning about hopes and futures with young people in detention

Hamilton, Sharynne Lee, Maslen, Sarah, Best, David, Freeman, Jacinta, O'Donnell, Melissa, Reibel, Tracy, Mutch, Raewyn and Watkins, Rochelle 2020. Putting ‘Justice’ in recovery capital: Yarning about hopes and futures with young people in detention. Justice and Social Democracy. 9 (2), pp. 20-36. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v9i2.1256

Pathways to Recovery and Desistance: The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope

Best, David 2019. Pathways to Recovery and Desistance: The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope. Policy Press.

Building addiction recovery capital through online participation in a recovery community

Bliuc, Ana-Maria, Best, David, Iqbal, Muhammad and Upton, Katie 2017. Building addiction recovery capital through online participation in a recovery community. Social Science and Medicine. 193, pp. 110-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.050

Recovery capital pathways: Modelling the components of recovery wellbeing

Cano, Ivan, Best, David, Edwards, Michael and Lehman, John 2017. Recovery capital pathways: Modelling the components of recovery wellbeing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 181, pp. 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.09.002

Mapping social identity change in online networks of addiction recovery

Best, David, Bliuc, Ana-Maria, Iqbal, Muhammad, Upton, Katie and Hodgkins, Steve 2017. Mapping social identity change in online networks of addiction recovery. Addiction Research and Theory. 26 (3), pp. 163-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2017.1347258

Substance use outcomes following treatment: Findings from the Australian Patient Pathways Study

Manning, Victoria, Garfield, Joshua BB, Best, David, Berends, Lynda, Room, Robin, Mugavin, Janette, Larner, Andrew, Lam, Tina, Buykx, Penny, Allsop, Steve and Lubman, Dan I 2016. Substance use outcomes following treatment: Findings from the Australian Patient Pathways Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 51 (2), pp. 177-189. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867415625815

Social and transitional identity: exploring social networks and their significance in a therapeutic community setting

Best, David, I. Lubman, Dan, Savic, Michael, Wilson, Ann, Dingle, Genevieve, Alexander Haslam, S., Haslam, Catherine and Jetten, Jolanda 2014. Social and transitional identity: exploring social networks and their significance in a therapeutic community setting. Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. 35 (1), pp. 10-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/tc-04-2013-0007

A model for predicting clinician satisfaction with clinical supervision

Best, David, White, Edward, Cameron, Jacqui, Guthrie, Anna, Hunter, Barbara, Hall, Kate, Leicester, Steve and Lubman, Dan I. 2014. A model for predicting clinician satisfaction with clinical supervision. Alcoholism Quarterly. 32 (1), pp. 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2014.856227
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