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Addiction recovery stories: John Nelson in conversation with Lisa Ogilvie

John Nelson (Project 6, Keighley, UK)
Lisa Ogilvie (School of Psychology, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK)

Advances in Dual Diagnosis

ISSN: 1757-0972

Article publication date: 10 February 2022

Issue publication date: 21 April 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the transition from addiction to recovery. It is the third in a series of recovery stories that examine candid accounts of addiction and recovery. Shared components of recovery are considered, along with the change and growth needed to support the transition.

Design/methodology/approach

The connectedness, hope, identity, meaning in life and empowerment (CHIME) framework comprises five elements important to recovery (connectedness, hope, identity, meaning in life and empowerment). It provides a standard to qualitatively study mental health recovery, having also been applied to addiction recovery. In this paper, an element for growth is included in the model (G-CHIME), to consider both recovery and sustained recovery. A first-hand account of addiction recovery is presented, followed by a semi-structured e-interview with the author of the account. This is structured on the G-CHIME model.

Findings

This paper shows that addiction recovery is a remarkable process that can be effectually explained using the G-CHIME model. The significance of each element in the model is apparent from the biography and e-interview presented.

Originality/value

Each account of recovery in this series is unique, and as yet, untold.

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Citation

Nelson, J. and Ogilvie, L. (2022), "Addiction recovery stories: John Nelson in conversation with Lisa Ogilvie", Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 140-145. https://doi.org/10.1108/ADD-01-2022-0003

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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