ERIC Number: EJ995740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
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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.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Socialization, Young Adults, Focus Groups, Barriers, Qualitative Research, Outcomes of Treatment, Males, Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Transcripts (Written Records), Discourse Analysis, Adolescent Attitudes, Affective Behavior, Stress Variables, Social Environment, Health Behavior, Urban Youth, Drug Rehabilitation
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Identifiers - Location: California