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Voices of Serenity: Experiencing Serenity in Recovery from Drug/Alcohol Addiction in 12-Step Programs
Georgia Southern University Research Symposium
  • Alison M. Rushing, Georgia Southern University
Location
Room 2904 A
Session Format
Paper Presentation
Research Area Topic:
Qualitative Research
Abstract
Addiction is a widespread individual and social problem, but few studies bring the voice of the person who is hurting with addiction to be heard personally; many addicts themselves seem to be invisible. The personal suffering of those enmeshed in addiction who are working hard to rebuild a life of sobriety and serenity is hard to describe empirically. Using a Unitary Appreciative Inquiry (UAI) case study methodology, several persons who were in recovery from addiction participated in a research project to give personal expression to their experiences of serenity and healing during their recovery process. This presentation will give a brief description and overview of the study and one of those participants’ story will be shared in an aesthetic format.
Keywords
  • Drug addiction,
  • Alcohol addiction,
  • Giving voice to addiction,
  • Serenity,
  • Aesthetic profile
Disciplines
Presentation Type and Release Option
Presentation (Open Access)
Start Date
4-24-2015 4:00 PM
End Date
4-24-2015 5:00 PM
Citation Information
Alison M. Rushing. "Voices of Serenity: Experiencing Serenity in Recovery from Drug/Alcohol Addiction in 12-Step Programs" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alison_rushing/10/