Title

Memoirs of a rehabilitated brother : a realistic encounter ( A case study of a rehabilitated drug dependent)

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Drug Users

Abstract

This study utilized the qualitative case study method. The participant was chosen using purposive sampling. Data was gathered through direct observation and tape recorded interview. Probe questions were asked to explore the participant’s description of his life experiences as a rehabilitated drug dependent. The verbatim responses obtained were transcribed and clustered according to developmental stages of Erik Erickson. Analysis of the clustered data was done based on various developmental theories. The study concluded that being a rehabilitated drug dependent does not exactly denote authentic success, contentment or even fulfillment, because more often than not, these people with so-called rejuvenated lives are not seen any different from those who are still caught up beneath the enticement of drugs.

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