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A Residential Therapeutic Community for 16-25 year olds with drug/alcohol problems and addictive behaviour.

Evidence for effectiveness of our approaches

For a selection of relevant articles and books please click on the points below:

Recovery Capital

The Potential of Recovery Capital.
Authors: David Best and Alexandre Laudet.
Published by the Royal Society of Arts (2010).Conceptualising Recovery Capital: Expansion of a theoretical construct.
Authors: R. Granfield and W. Cloud.
Published in Substance Use and Misuse, Volume 42, No. 12/13, pages 1971-1986 (2009).

Recovery Capital: A primer for addiction professionals.
Authors: W. White and W. Cloud.
Published in Counselor, Volume 9, No. 5, pages 22-27 (2008).

Social context and “natural recovery”: The role of social capital in the resolution of drug-associated problems.
Authors: R. Granfield and W. Cloud.
Published in Substance Use and Misuse, Volume 36, pages 1543-1570 (2001).

Coming clean: Overcoming addiction without treatment.
Authors: R. Granfield and W. Cloud.
Published by New York University Press (1999).

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authors: Sune Rubak et al.
Published in British Journal of General Practice, volume 55, No. 513, pages 305-312 (1 April 2005).Motivational interviewing to improve treatment engagement and outcome in individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse: A multisite effectiveness study.
Authors: K. M. Carroll et al, for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network.
Published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 81, No. 3, Pages 301–312 (28 February 2006).The effectiveness and applicability of motivational interviewing: a practice-friendly review of four meta-analyses.
Authors: Brad Lundahl and Brian L. Burke.
Published in Journal of Clinical Psychology, Special Issue: Motivational Interviewing and Psychotherapy, Volume 65, No. 11, pages 1232–1245 (November 2009).

Impact of motivational interviewing on participation and outcome in residential alcoholism treatment.
Authors: J. M. Brown and W. R. Miller.
Published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Volume 7, No. 4, pages 211-218 (Dec 1993).

The efficacy of single-session motivational interviewing in reducing drug consumption and perceptions of drug-related risk and harm among young people: results from a multi-site cluster randomized trial.
Authors: Jim McCambridge and John Strang.
Published in Addiction, Volume 99(1), pages 39–52 (January 2004).

Motivational Interviewing, Second Edition: Preparing People for Change (Applications of Motivational Interviewing).
Authors: Prof William R. Miller and Prof Stephen Rollnick.
Published by Guilford Press; 2nd Revised edition (23 May 2002).

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention: Maintenance strategies in the treatment of addictive behaviours.
Authors: G.A. Marlatt, D.M. Donovan.
Published by The Guilford Press, 2005.Process and outcome changes with relapse prevention versus 12-Step aftercare programs for substance abusers.
Authors: T G. Brown et al.
Published in Addiction, Volume 97, No. 6, pages 677–689 (June 2002).

A systematic review of cognitive and behavioural therapies for methamphetamine dependence.
Authors: Nicole K. Lee et al.
Published in Drug and Alcohol Review, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 309-317 (2008).

Relapse prevention for addictive behaviours.
Authors: Hendershot et al.
Published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, volume 6, No. 17 (2011).

Positive Psychology

Review of the application of positive psychology to substance use, addiction, and recovery research.
Author: A. R. Krentzman
Published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Volume 27, No. 1, pages 151-165 (Mar 2013).Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology.
Editors: C. R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez. Published by Oxford University Press, (2009).

Applying Positive Psychology to Alcohol-misusing Adolescents: A Group Intervention.
Authors: M. Akhtar and I. Boniwell
Published in Journal of Groupwork, Volume 20, No. 3, pages 6-31 (2010).

NB. Ryan Niemiec has already incorporated work on character strengths in relapse prevention which is of critical importance in recovery. (VIA Institute on Character. http://www.viacharacter.org/Articles/NiemiecRelapsePrevention.aspx)


Spiritual transcendence and the scientific study of spirituality.
Author: R.L. Piedmont.
Published in Journal of Rehabilitation, volume 67, pages 4-14 (2001).Stories of spiritual awakening. The nature of spirituality in recovery.
L.L. Green, M.T. Fulliove & R.E. Fulliove.
Published in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, volume 15, pages 325-331 (1998).

Spirituality, science and addiction counseling.
Authors: W. White, & A. Laudet.
Published in Counselor Magazine, volume 7, No. 1, pages 56-59 (2006).

Researching the spiritual dimensions of alcohol and other drug problems.
Author: W. R. Miller.
Published in Addiction, volume 93, No. 7, pages 979-990 (1998).

The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit.
Author: Professor Bruce Alexander.
Published by Oxford University Press (2008).