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The ultimate alternative : a single case study understanding Jason's journey from addiction to self-recovery

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dc.contributor.advisor Rich, Marcia
dc.contributor.advisor Kalischuk, Ruth Grant
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Siobhan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T21:22:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T21:22:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3110
dc.description viii, 155 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to understand the lived experience of a person with a substance addiction that uses or has used alternative therapies for treatment. A single-case study approach was used to understand the lived experiences of Jason, a male in his mid-forties who is healing from a substance addiction. Through in-person interviewing and reading personal manuscripts written by the participant, data were collected. The data were analysed and interpreted using phenomenological and integral hermeneutics. Through the interpretations, it was clear that a major contributing factor to Jason’s drug use was the negative experiences he was carrying from his past. Once he was able to let go of the negativity and let his higher power guide him, his healing journey took a positive turn. Today, Jason lives in the moment and does not need drugs to heal the hurt he is feeling inside. He uses his ultimate alternative method, derived from within himself, to guide his journey in recovery. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Substance abuse -- Alternative treatment -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Alternative medicine -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Case studies en_US
dc.title The ultimate alternative : a single case study understanding Jason's journey from addiction to self-recovery en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US


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