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Recovery capital among migrants and ethnic minorities: A qualitative systematic review of first-person perspectives.

Authors
  • Pouille, Aline1
  • De Kock, Charlotte1
  • Vander Laenen, Freya1
  • Vanderplasschen, Wouter1
  • 1 Ghent University, Gent, Belgium. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse
Publication Date
Nov 02, 2020
Pages
1–31
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2020.1836698
PMID: 33135965
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This systematic review of 15 qualitative studies explores recovery capital among migrants and ethnic minorities (MEM). The results of the framework analysis indicate that addressing barriers to recovery and (often minority-related) root causes of problem substance use is vital to recovery among MEM, as well as building recovery capital on personal, social and community level. The review unpacks the importance of "cultural" and "spiritual" elements of recovery capital both inside and outside treatment, the interconnectedness of the different dimensions of recovery capital, as well as their intertwinement with root causes of substance use and barriers to recovery. The results point out the importance of offering culturally and trauma-sensitive relational support and building recovery capital through recovery-oriented systems of care. Moreover, this study highlights the need for further research concerning recovery in MEM populations.

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