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Addiction recovery stories: Neil Curran in conversation with Lisa Ogilvie

Neil Curran (Acorn Recovery Projects, Burnley, UK)
Lisa Ogilvie (Department of Psychology, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK)

Advances in Dual Diagnosis

ISSN: 1757-0972

Article publication date: 24 January 2022

Issue publication date: 8 March 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the transition from addiction to recovery. It is the second 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 CHIME framework comprises five elements important to recovery (Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning 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

Curran, N. and Ogilvie, L. (2022), "Addiction recovery stories: Neil Curran in conversation with Lisa Ogilvie", Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 17-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/ADD-12-2021-0016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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