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dc.contributor.authorCramer, Victoria Jean
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T22:22:01Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T22:22:01Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6662
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2001en_US
dc.description.abstractThe research question for this study explores change in the lived experience of the substance abuser whose life is moving from dysfunctional-to-functional and investigates how communication grounds this change in human interaction. Communication appears in experience as one changes from addictive substance dysfunctionality to a balanced functionality. The communicative processes, in the setting of a therapeutic community, are constructive to such transitions. The methodology for answering this question of how suggests addressing the lived experience of transition. Narrative analysis of the eight open-ended interviews produced three emergent themes. Those emergent themes are (1) isolation, (2) self-disclosure, and (3) connectedness. The process of communicative interaction is a vital step demonstrated in all three emergent themes within the context of a therapeutic community.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA communicative journey from dysfunctional-to-functional in a therapeutic community for substance abuseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.chairMcWherter, P.
dc.contributor.committeeBrown, J.
dc.contributor.committeeLeipzig, J.
refterms.dateFOA2020-01-25T01:40:58Z


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