A pilot research study commissioned by East West Detox has been completed employing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, with a group of 65 long-term substance users (drugs and/or alcohol) who were voluntary candidates for the Thamkrabok Monastery treatment programme in Thailand. A discussion paper has been published in various journals to open up the audience to professionals and policy makers for comment on the methodology and to explore and develop a research tool to measure an alternative holistic approach to addiction.
The following article is a summary version of the Discussion Paper published in the June 2011 edition of the National Health Executive. “In this discussion paper, John Power, teaching fellow at Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Nursing & Midwifery, and his colleagues explore holistic approaches to managing addiction:”
“Issues and Difficulties in Researching the Impact of a Holistic Approach to the Management of Addiction”
Produced by Queen’s University Belfast and Brunel University London