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ERIC Number: EJ844546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Getting Clean in a Drug Rehabilitation Program in Prison: A Grounded Theory Analysis
Smith, Sharon; Ferguson, Neil
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v42 n1 p51-74 2005
High-risk drug use is prevalent among UK prison populations (Lipton, 1995) while recovery in prison is both complex and variable. Grounded theory methodology was employed to gain a greater understanding of the perceptions and conceptualisations of "risk," "need" and "motivation" in relation to prisoner drug abusing practices, criminal practices, abstinence initiating practices and the meaning of recovery for 11 Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) based drug rehabilitation clients. The analysis presented five themes with the main problem faced by the participants as "staying clean."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom