Everyday hassles: Barriers to recovery in drug court

Authors
Citation
E. Wolf et C. Colyer, Everyday hassles: Barriers to recovery in drug court, J DRUG ISS, 31(1), 2001, pp. 233-258
Citations number
27
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES
ISSN journal
0022-0426 → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
233 - 258
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-0426(200124)31:1<233:EHBTRI>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
Participants in a drug court are subjects in a study that analyzes the rela tionship between the everyday problems they identify in discussions with th e judge and their patterns of recovery, as measured by compliance with prog ram requirements. 130 types of problems mentioned in court revealed that pr oblems generally are those associated with the individuals themselves (e.g. , their physical health), their immediate social milieu (e.g., domestic abu se), and the larger social structure in which they negotiate their lives (e .g., acquiring Medicaid benefits). The most frequently mentioned types of p roblems were "structural" in nature. Patterns of recovery identified in pro gram graduates resulted in labels of "clear sailers," "late bloomers," "occ asional stumblers," and "chronic stumblers." A case study of an occasional stumbler reveals some ways in which everyday hassles and her responses to t hem affected her recovery.