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A qualitative case study of a Korean former addict’s existential self-interpretation and identity transformation

Title
A qualitative case study of a Korean former addict’s existential self-interpretation and identity transformation
Authors
Kang S.K.Shin S.Sang C.R.
Ewha Authors
신승남
Issue Date
2020
Journal Title
Asian Social Work and Policy Review
ISSN
1753-1403JCR Link
Citation
Asian Social Work and Policy Review vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 76 - 84
Keywords
abstinencedrug addictionexistential self-interpretationidentity transformationqualitative case studyrecovery
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
This study explored the case of a former addict, focusing on his existential self-interpretation and identity transformation process. This study began from the question of whether philosophical processes related to existential self-interpretation could lead to the formation of the concept of bottoming out and of identity transformation. To answer this question, the study analyzed the case of a male in his mid-forties who was addicted to drugs for approximately 30 years and has only recently maintained abstinence. The study used the phenomenological approach to determine the meaning drugs held for him in each stage, and what drug-related identity he had in each stage. Further, this study identified the integrative implications of these meanings in terms of existential self-interpretation and identity transformation. The four different identities the man identified for the four stages of his life were juvenile delinquent, gang member, half-gangster, and breadwinner, and the associated meanings drugs had for him during each period were “glue,” “filthy,” “leeches,” and “abstinence,” respectively. Finally, this study elucidated the integration of these meanings through the hermeneutic circle, identified the social welfare implications of the findings, and developed educational recommendations. © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
DOI
10.1111/aswp.12194
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