Continuities and changes in self-change research
Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Society for the Study of Addiction
Volume 105, Issue 9, pages 1510–1518, September 2010
How to Cite
Klingemann, H., Sobell, M. B. and Sobell, L. C. (2010), Continuities and changes in self-change research. Addiction, 105: 1510–1518. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02770.x
- Issue online: 5 AUG 2010
- Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2009
- Submitted 27 April 2009; initial review completed 1 June 2009; final version accepted 4 August 2009
- Addiction concepts;
- change process;
- consumer perspective;
- help seeking;
- natural recovery;
Aims A substantial literature demonstrates that natural recoveries from substance use disorders not only occur but are a common pathway to recovery. This article reviews selectively and comments on the current state-of-the-art in natural recovery research.
Methods Basic concepts in natural recovery research are presented, and topical and methodological trends and changes in self-change research over time are discussed.
Conclusions Although considerable progress has occurred in natural recovery research, several topics deserving of further research are identified, and implications for policy practice are discussed.