What We Know About Students in Recovery: Meta-Synthesis of Collegiate Recovery
Addiction Research and Theory
As a relatively new field of practice, collegiate recovery programs (CRP), have used a practice-informed approach as a means of establishing best practices and pedagogy. While research on collegiate recovery programs and populations of students in recovery is growing, much of the qualitative studies have yet to be synthesized into a useful organizing matrix. This study utilizes meta-synthesis design to explore the leading qualitative research on student experiences in collegiate recovery. From this synthesis, researchers identified six metaphors from ten included studies from 2000–2017. The six metaphors of social connectivity, recovery supports, drop-in recovery centers, internalized feelings, coping mechanisms, and conflict of recovery/student status, support much of the preexisting practices and provide a critical framework for future program design, service delivery, and research.
Ashford, Robert D., Austin M. Brown, Emily Eisenhart, Anne Thompson-Heller, Brenda Curtis.
"What We Know About Students in Recovery: Meta-Synthesis of Collegiate Recovery."
Addiction Research and Theory, 26 (5): 405-413.