Recovery in Narcotics Anonymous from the perspectives of long-term members: A qualitative studyJournal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery
AbstractNarcotics Anonymous (NA) is a community-based, 12-step organization that holds nearly 62,000 meetings weekly in 129 countries. Relatively little is known about NA members’ recovery experiences. This study presents results of focus groups conducted with long-term NA members to identify key ingredients of recovery, recovery-related processes, and quality-of-life outcomes beyond abstinence. Participants identified personal and program characteristics that were critical to recovery (e.g., responsibility), illuminated several recovery-related processes (e.g., using the 12 steps to obtain a deeper self-understanding), and described personal and interpersonal quality-of-life enhancements (e.g., improved relationships). In addition, fellowship was described as a pervasive and essential element of recovery.
Citation InformationChristian DeLucia, Brandon G. Bergman, Diana Formoso and Laura B. Weinberg. "Recovery in Narcotics Anonymous from the perspectives of long-term members: A qualitative study" Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 3 - 22 ISSN: 1556-035X
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