Recovery, peer support and confrontation in services for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorder
Department of Psychiatry
Mental Disorders | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
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.
Mental illness, peer support, recovery, substance use disorder
DOI of Published Version
Br J Psychiatry. 2019 Mar;214(3):130-132. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.242. Link to article on publisher's site
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Corrigan PW, Larson JE, Smelson DA, Andra M. (2019). Recovery, peer support and confrontation in services for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2018.242. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/836