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California State University, San Bernardino

Addicts -- Psychology

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Perceptions Of Motivation In The Recovery Process Among African American Women With Children, Raven Nicole Pagson Jan 2004

Perceptions Of Motivation In The Recovery Process Among African American Women With Children, Raven Nicole Pagson

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Substance abusing women with children are a diverse group, but some of them are among the most disadvantaged individuals in the United States. These women are in dire need of effective treatment modalities in order to sustain sobriety. Using a quantitative research design, this study examines the perception of motivation in the recovery process among African American women with children. Through research surveys these women identify the motivating factors necessary for successful treatment outcomes. Scales were created to measure extrinsic motivators, intrinsic motivators, and barriers to treatment. Factors examined included attendance at twelve step meetings, church attendance, court mandates, family ...