Experiences of Addiction and Recovery: the Case for Subjective Accounts

@article{Larkin2002ExperiencesOA,
  title={Experiences of Addiction and Recovery: the Case for Subjective Accounts},
  author={M. Larkin and M. Griffiths},
  journal={Addiction Research & Theory},
  year={2002},
  volume={10},
  pages={281 - 311}
}
In this paper we argue that psychology must address issues of subjective experience in accounting for addictive behaviour problems, and further, that self and identity are integral to such experiences. While the importance of self and identity issues is often recognised implicitly at the level of therapeutic practice, the extent of their involvement, and the nature of their relationship with other factors, is not yet fully understood at the level of theory and research. We offer a case for… Expand
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