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Investigating Social Support and Network Relationships in Substance Use Disorder Recovery.
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PMID:  25259558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT Background: Social support and characteristics of one's social network have been shown to be beneficial for abstinence and substance use disorder recovery. The current study explores how specific sources of social support relate to general feelings of social support and abstinence-specific self-efficacy. Methods: Data was collected from 31 of 33 individuals residing in five recovery houses. Participants were asked to complete social support and social network measures, along with measures assessing abstinence from substance use, abstinence self-efficacy, and involvement in 12-step groups. Results: A significant positive relationship was found between general social support and abstinence-specific self-efficacy. General social support was also significantly associated with the specific social support measures of sense of community and AA affiliation. Social network size predicted abstinence-related factors such as AA affiliation and perceived stress. Conclusions: These results provide insight regarding individual feelings of social support and abstinence-specific self-efficacy by showing that one's social network-level characteristics are related to one's perceptions of social support. We also found preliminary evidence that individual Oxford Houses influence one's feelings of social support.
Authors:
Ed Stevens; Leonard A Jason; Daphna Ram; John Light
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance abuse : official publication of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1547-0164     ISO Abbreviation:  Subst Abus     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8808537     Medline TA:  Subst Abus     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  -    
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