Reconstructing ‘the Alcoholic’: Recovering from Alcohol Addiction and the Stigma this Entails

@article{Hill2014ReconstructingA,
  title={Reconstructing ‘the Alcoholic’: Recovering from Alcohol Addiction and the Stigma this Entails},
  author={Jodie V. Hill and Dawn Leeming},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={759-771}
}
Public perception of alcohol addiction is frequently negative, whilst an important part of recovery is the construction of a positive sense of self. In order to explore how this might be achieved, we investigated how those who self-identify as in recovery from alcohol problems view themselves and their difficulties with alcohol and how they make sense of others’ responses to their addiction. Semi-structured interviews with six individuals who had been in recovery between 5 and 35 years and in… CONTINUE READING
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