Title

Recovery, peer support and confrontation in services for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorder

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2019-03-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Mental Disorders | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

Summary: Mental illness recovery has been described as an outcome (symptom free) or process (symptom management) where peer supporters are essential. Whereas, substance use disorder recovery endorses outcome alone: achieving recovery once abstinent. Peer supporters with an abstinence agenda use confrontation for those in denial. Herein, we unpack this distinction.

Declaration of interests: None.

Keywords

Mental illness, peer support, recovery, substance use disorder

DOI of Published Version

10.1192/bjp.2018.242

Source

Br J Psychiatry. 2019 Mar;214(3):130-132. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.242. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30774058

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