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Monday, July 25, 2011

Partners for Recovery produces report on pathways to healing and recovery from alcohol and drug problems

To inform stakeholders and the public about the process of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, PFR produced a report, "Pathways to Healing and Recovery: Perspectives from Individuals with Histories of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems" (39pp, PDF, 975KB).

This report summarizes qualitative findings from focus groups and in-depth interviews with individuals in recovery. It describes individuals' unique journeys through recovery as well as specific facets of the healing process: the terminology that individuals in recovery use to describe their experiences; the range of recovery pathways that exist; and the barriers to and supports for successful recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

This document offers insight into the varied perspectives and trajectories of people in recovery.