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ERIC Number: EJ995740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Understanding Recovery Barriers: Youth Perceptions about Substance Use Relapse
Gonzales, Rachel; Anglin, M. Douglas; Beattie, Rebecca; Ong, Chris Angelo; Glik, Deborah C.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v36 n5 p602-614 Sep 2012
Objective: To qualitatively explore how treatment-involved youth retrospectively contextualize relapse from substance use. Methods: Fourteen focus groups were conducted with 118 youth (78.3% male; 66.1% Latino) enrolled in participating substance abuse treatment programs (4 young adult and 10 adolescent) throughout Los Angeles County. Transcripts were analyzed for relapse perception themes. Results: Dominant relapse themes include emotional reasons (90%), life stressors (85%), cognitive factors (75%), socialization processes (65%), and environmental issues (55%). Conclusions: Youth perceptions about relapse during treatment should be used to better inform clinical approaches and shape early-intervention recovery agendas for substance-abusing youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California