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Edward B. Stevens
DePaul University
18Publications
7H-index
130Citations
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#1Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
#2Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
Last.Nathan J. Doogan (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 11
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ABSTRACTKey characteristics of recovery homes include governance style (which can play a central role in structuring recovery mechanisms), social embeddedness (e.g., social relationships within the...
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#1Nathan J. Doogan (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 11
#2John M. Light (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 14
Last.Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
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Abstract Improved access to housing and recovery support is a low-cost, high-potential opportunity to help people recovering from alcohol and substance use sustain their recoveries. Oxford House (OH) recovery homes represent a recovery-favorable social environment for at least some people, but it is still unclear which resident characteristics and relational dynamics affect the social integration of residents. In the current study, OH residents in three geographic locations completed a social ne...
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#1Angela Reilly (DePaul University)H-Index: 1
#2Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
Last.Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
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The current study examined the relationships between a personality metatrait (Stability consisting of conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism), self-esteem, and stress in an adult populat...
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#1Ariel Stone (DePaul University)H-Index: 2
#2Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
Last.Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
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ABSTRACTThose who study treatment and recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) generally agree that an individual’s social context affects his or her success (or failure) in recovery. Recently, as the use of social network analysis has increased, studies on SUD recovery and treatment have adopted ego networks as a research tool. This review aims to tie together a thread of research for an efficient and effective summary. The authors selected peer-reviewed article...
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The complex system conception of group social dynamics often involves not only changing individual characteristics, but also changing within-group relationships. Recent advances in stochastic dynamic network modeling allow these interdependencies to be modeled from data. This methodology is discussed within a context of other mathematical and statistical approaches that have been or could be applied to study the temporal evolution of relationships and behaviors within small- to medium-sized grou...
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#1Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
#2Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
Abstract Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) considers sponsorship an important element of the AA program, especially in early recovery. 225 adult individuals who had experience as either a sponsor, sponsee, or both, participated in a hypothetical sponsor ranking exercise where five attributes were varied across three levels. Conjoint analysis was used to compute part-worth utility of the attributes and their levels for experience, knowledge, availability, confidentiality, and goal-setting. Differences in...
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#1Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
#2Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
Alcoholics Anonymous recommends members to have sponsors, especially those early in their recovery, yet little research has been done on the qualities of an effective sponsor. Two hundred forty-five adults (117 females, 128 males) currently in substance use disorder recovery participated. Two hundred thirty-one of these individuals had experience as a sponsor, sponsee, or both (109 had experience as a sponsor). Qualitative results suggest effective sponsors are currently engaged in the program o...
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#1Jocelyn R. Droege (DePaul University)H-Index: 3
#2Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
Last.Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
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Substance abuse is associated with a host of harmful consequences to the substance user as well as other individuals and society as a whole. Although harm is an integral component of substance abuse, there is a dearth of research that investigates the relationship between harm and substance use problems. The goal of this study was to explore recovering substance users’ retrospective perceptions of harm caused to self and others during periods of substance abuse and the resulting association with...
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#1Edward B. Stevens (DePaul University)H-Index: 7
#2Brett Buchannan (DePaul University)H-Index: 1
Last.Daphna Ram (DePaul University)H-Index: 5
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One of the tenets of community psychology is examining psychological phenomena in context, and our studies explored the relationship between hope and context among individuals in recovery for substance use disorders. Study 1 involved 595 participants who resided in 90 recovery homes. We found that context, as house effects, was salient in residents’ perceptions of hope, suggesting that the context of recovery homes-- their configurations and dynamics-- may play a role in an individual's future p...
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#1Leonard A. Jason (DePaul University)H-Index: 49
#2John M. Light (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 14
Last.Kimberly Beers (DePaul University)H-Index: 1
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Acute treatment aftercare in the form of sober living environments—i.e., recovery houses—provide an inexpensive and effective medium-term treatment alternative for many with substance use disorders. Limited evidence suggests that house-situated social relationships and associated social support are critical determinants of how successful these residential experiences are for their members, but little is known about the mechanisms underlying these relationships. This study explored the feasibilit...
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