New Article on Social Capital by Peter J. Carrington

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Peter J. Carrington, Professor at the University of Waterloo Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, has published a new article entitled “Personal support networks, social capital, and risk of relapse among individuals treated for substance use issues” in the journal International Journal of Drug Policy. According to the study’s conclusions:

Post-treatment relapse was found to be negatively associated with the socioeconomic status and occupational heterogeneity of ego’s support network, reciprocity in the ties between ego and network members, and a support network in which the members are relatively loosely connected with one another (i.e., ego possesses “brokerage social capital”). These findings suggest the incorporation into therapeutic programming of interventions that address those aspects of clients’ personal support networks.

You can read more about the study at the article’s url here.

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