Natural Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Methodological Review of the Literature from 1999 through 2005

  • José Luis Carballo
  • José Ramón Fernández-Hermida
  • Roberto Secades-Villa
  • Linda Carter Sobell
  • Mariam Dum
  • Olaya García-Rodríguez

Recognition of the importance of the self-change or natural recovery phenomenon with addictive behaviors has led to a considerable increase in research in recent years. The first major review article on this topic, published in 2000 by Sobell, Ellingstad, and Sobell, reviewed 38 studies of natural recovery that covered almost 40 years of research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Luis Carballo
    • 1
  • José Ramón Fernández-Hermida
    • 1
  • Roberto Secades-Villa
    • 1
  • Linda Carter Sobell
    • 2
  • Mariam Dum
    • 2
  • Olaya García-Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de PsicologíaUniversidad de OviedoOviedoEspaña
  2. 2.Center for Psychological StudiesNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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