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Social networks provide detailed data on group relations which can inform researchers and practitioners on effective recovery methods (White & Harary, 2001). These relationships can portray group attributes such as friendship levels, advice-seeking behaviors, and helping qualities which are vital to providing social support in recovery (Humphreys, Mankowski, Moos, & Finney, 1999). The present study examines small group networks of 42 democratically run recovery homes (Oxford Houses) by analyzing social network graphs and recovery outcomes. Some considered outcomes are self-efficacy, sense of community, and hope, as well as relapse and turnover. Social network graphs and correlations between network attributes and recovery outcomes will be presented.
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Department Honors, McNair Scholar, Undergraduate Student - Independent Study