The Social Rehabilitation Processes of Substance Users in Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) in Japan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158964
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Presentation
Title:
The Social Rehabilitation Processes of Substance Users in Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) in Japan
Abstract:
The Social Rehabilitation Processes of Substance Users in Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) in Japan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kosuge, Yuki, Master's degree in Nursing
P.I. Institution Name:Mie Prefectural College of Nursing
Contact Address:, 1-1-1 Yumegaoka, Tsu, 514-0116, Japan
Co-Authors:M. Nagae, Mie Prefectural College of Nursing, Tsu, JAPAN
This study was to investigate the social rehabilitation processes of substance users in the context of living in DARC. DARC is a nongovernmental and nonprofessional institute managed by individuals with substance use disorders in Japan. Members being at various stages of undergoing rehabilitation reside together in DARC. Sharing daily living activities, the members successfully stopped using substances and had maintained abstinence and provide support for other members who were struggling for recovery. Using micro ethnography, fieldwork had been done in one of the DARC centers in Japan for three months. Analyzed data were field notes, participant observations, and in-depth face to face interviews conducted on all five male members. The analysis revealed the following four stages of rehabilitation processes: 1) seeking help, 2) being connected to DARC, 3) sharing lives with DARC mates, and 4) learning the way of living without using substances. These stages overlapped and the process of rehabilitation did not go smoothly. Interacting with other members and sharing experiences such as feeling hopeless and extremely miserable, the individual was able to accept and was able to face his own problems. The members started listening to others stories and telling their own stories, thus able to obtain images of rehabilitation. Once they stopped using substances and successfully maintained abstinence, they tried to be a leading supporter for other members. However, considering the high rate of relapses of this population, future study will be necessary to explore the system for following up the life after DARC.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Social Rehabilitation Processes of Substance Users in Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) in Japanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158964-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Social Rehabilitation Processes of Substance Users in Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) in Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kosuge, Yuki, Master's degree in Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mie Prefectural College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, 1-1-1 Yumegaoka, Tsu, 514-0116, Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yuki.kosuge@mcn.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M. Nagae, Mie Prefectural College of Nursing, Tsu, JAPAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study was to investigate the social rehabilitation processes of substance users in the context of living in DARC. DARC is a nongovernmental and nonprofessional institute managed by individuals with substance use disorders in Japan. Members being at various stages of undergoing rehabilitation reside together in DARC. Sharing daily living activities, the members successfully stopped using substances and had maintained abstinence and provide support for other members who were struggling for recovery. Using micro ethnography, fieldwork had been done in one of the DARC centers in Japan for three months. Analyzed data were field notes, participant observations, and in-depth face to face interviews conducted on all five male members. The analysis revealed the following four stages of rehabilitation processes: 1) seeking help, 2) being connected to DARC, 3) sharing lives with DARC mates, and 4) learning the way of living without using substances. These stages overlapped and the process of rehabilitation did not go smoothly. Interacting with other members and sharing experiences such as feeling hopeless and extremely miserable, the individual was able to accept and was able to face his own problems. The members started listening to others stories and telling their own stories, thus able to obtain images of rehabilitation. Once they stopped using substances and successfully maintained abstinence, they tried to be a leading supporter for other members. However, considering the high rate of relapses of this population, future study will be necessary to explore the system for following up the life after DARC.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:34:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:34:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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