Presentation Title

Voices of Serenity: Experiencing Serenity in Recovery from Drug/Alcohol Addiction in 12-Step Programs

Location

Room 2904 A

Session Format

Paper Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Qualitative Research

Abstract

Addiction is a widespread individual and social problem, but few studies bring the voice of the person who is hurting with addiction to be heard personally; many addicts themselves seem to be invisible. The personal suffering of those enmeshed in addiction who are working hard to rebuild a life of sobriety and serenity is hard to describe empirically. Using a Unitary Appreciative Inquiry (UAI) case study methodology, several persons who were in recovery from addiction participated in a research project to give personal expression to their experiences of serenity and healing during their recovery process. This presentation will give a brief description and overview of the study and one of those participants’ story will be shared in an aesthetic format.

Keywords

Drug addiction, Alcohol addiction, Giving voice to addiction, Serenity, Aesthetic profile

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

4-24-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 5:00 PM

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Voices of Serenity: Experiencing Serenity in Recovery from Drug/Alcohol Addiction in 12-Step Programs

Room 2904 A

Addiction is a widespread individual and social problem, but few studies bring the voice of the person who is hurting with addiction to be heard personally; many addicts themselves seem to be invisible. The personal suffering of those enmeshed in addiction who are working hard to rebuild a life of sobriety and serenity is hard to describe empirically. Using a Unitary Appreciative Inquiry (UAI) case study methodology, several persons who were in recovery from addiction participated in a research project to give personal expression to their experiences of serenity and healing during their recovery process. This presentation will give a brief description and overview of the study and one of those participants’ story will be shared in an aesthetic format.