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PARTICIPANTS’ RECOVERY IN DRUG COURT

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2022
Abstract/Description:
This study examined drug court participants’ lived experiences with addiction and recovery from the southern part of the U.S.. Results of the study answered the following: how do drug court participants discuss their lived experiences with each of the following key recovery concepts: accountability, unmanageability, and relapse? Recorded focus groups explored the a priori recovery concepts. Focus groups were used for identifying themes, and how participants apply these themes to recovery. Audio files were transcribed and coded using NVivo 1.5 software for data analysis. The findings also present emergent themes which allowed participants to articulate their lived experiences as more than a disease, but as a recovery process. Drug court programs must prioritize the curriculum to reflect on the experiences depicted to effectively aid in recovery. Lastly, conducting the same focus groups throughout the duration of the program may be beneficial to properly track progress.
Title: PARTICIPANTS’ RECOVERY IN DRUG COURT.
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Name(s): Cuevas, Selina F., author
Guastaferro, Wendy P. , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2022
Date Issued: 2022
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 118 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined drug court participants’ lived experiences with addiction and recovery from the southern part of the U.S.. Results of the study answered the following: how do drug court participants discuss their lived experiences with each of the following key recovery concepts: accountability, unmanageability, and relapse? Recorded focus groups explored the a priori recovery concepts. Focus groups were used for identifying themes, and how participants apply these themes to recovery. Audio files were transcribed and coded using NVivo 1.5 software for data analysis. The findings also present emergent themes which allowed participants to articulate their lived experiences as more than a disease, but as a recovery process. Drug court programs must prioritize the curriculum to reflect on the experiences depicted to effectively aid in recovery. Lastly, conducting the same focus groups throughout the duration of the program may be beneficial to properly track progress.
Identifier: FA00013911 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MS)--Florida Atlantic University, 2022.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Drug courts
Civil commitment of drug addicts
Recovery
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