Journaling to Support Recovery from Addiction
This webinar is hosted by Center For Practice Transformation
In this presentation, Dr. Krentzman will describe her research on the use of journaling to support addiction recovery. Many people keep a journal and many counselors recommend it. However, it can be surprising to learn that mainly two types of journaling have been studied scientifically, and very few journaling studies have focused on addiction recovery. Dr. Krentzman developed a journaling practice specifically designed to support addiction recovery, called Positive Peer Journaling. In the presentation, she will talk about her first pilot study of this journaling practice which focused on the development, feasibility, acceptability, and impact of Positive Peer Journaling. The journaling practice was found to be feasible and acceptable. Quantitative data showed improvement in a range of well-being, addiction, recovery, and mental health-related factors. Qualitative data showed that the intervention helped participants to recognize what was positive about recovery, to achieve meaningful, short-term goals, and to experience a sense of achievement and progress in recovery. Dr Krentzman will discuss the next steps for this research and the implications of study results for practice.