Event Title

Group Case Analysis of a West Michigan Recovery Home

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

19-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

Purpose: Tremendous potential remains to address the prevalence of addiction and the availability of treatment. Recovery residences (sober-living homes) are an incipient model of addiction treatment complementing the continuum of care for individuals seeking to master recovery. A group case analysis explored the potential role of occupational therapy within a recovery residence setting. Subjects: Participant recruitment included current program residents, males between the ages of 18 and 69. Methods: Focus group interviews provided insight into the experiences and needs of residents within this setting. Results: Participant responses indicated a positive perception of the program’s role in the recovery process. However, residents experienced barriers to achieving long-term recovery goals. Resident needs revealed a connection between the recovery process and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Findings suggested occupational therapy’s scope of practice defined by the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process 3rd Edition can address the identified needs. Conclusions: Complexities of addiction recovery mandate a holistic, person-centered approach to addressing limitations of health and wellness. Occupational therapy may complement this model through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, delivered over the long-term process of recovery. The program under study may not reflect all recovery residences and therefore is not generalizable. The views and experiences of past residents may provide further insight into the potential role of occupational therapy.

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Apr 19th, 3:30 PM

Group Case Analysis of a West Michigan Recovery Home

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Purpose: Tremendous potential remains to address the prevalence of addiction and the availability of treatment. Recovery residences (sober-living homes) are an incipient model of addiction treatment complementing the continuum of care for individuals seeking to master recovery. A group case analysis explored the potential role of occupational therapy within a recovery residence setting. Subjects: Participant recruitment included current program residents, males between the ages of 18 and 69. Methods: Focus group interviews provided insight into the experiences and needs of residents within this setting. Results: Participant responses indicated a positive perception of the program’s role in the recovery process. However, residents experienced barriers to achieving long-term recovery goals. Resident needs revealed a connection between the recovery process and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Findings suggested occupational therapy’s scope of practice defined by the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process 3rd Edition can address the identified needs. Conclusions: Complexities of addiction recovery mandate a holistic, person-centered approach to addressing limitations of health and wellness. Occupational therapy may complement this model through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, delivered over the long-term process of recovery. The program under study may not reflect all recovery residences and therefore is not generalizable. The views and experiences of past residents may provide further insight into the potential role of occupational therapy.