Marta B. Erdos, Gabor Kelemen, Jozsef Csurke, Joan Borst: Reflective recovery
Budapest: Oriold, 2011
In this book we invite the reader to take a few steps into the “multiverse” of 12-step fellowship recovery cultures. These fellowships exist in many different countries to guide and help dependent persons in their personal journey towards recovery. Twelve-step fellowships do not fit into the technological rationalism of service delivery models but represent a different kind of trans-formative framework. In the authors’ conception, recovery is the acquisition of the sober culture. Following the ideas of narrative therapists who assume that it is the clients who can teach us best the realities of their own lives, authors witnessed the learning processes of recovering persons who identify them-selves as alcoholics or drug-dependent persons. The integrative conception of health learning is based on the systematic exploration of related theories and on the sequential-transformative analysis of the data derived from interviews with 12-step members and other persons in recovery. Theory and research on processes of recovery are supplemented by a comprehensive analysis of drug policies that determine the social context for “active” and recovering addicts and helpers. Our research was conducted in the special environment of the transition society of Hungary. The social environment characterized by the chaos related to our state socialist legacy and the confusion of recent transitions demand in-depth reflection on the part of the communities and the person, creating a uniquely inspiring position for social and cultural research.
Juhász, Gábor & Garai, Péter: Human Research in the Non-Profit Sector
Pecs: University of Pecs, 2007.
Some telling results of recent empirical research on civil organizations and target groups with employment and other social handicaps are summarized in this book. It can be concluded that human resource and organization development as well as the establishment of collaborating professional networks are of primary importance in contemporary Hungary.
Juhász, Gábor: Social and Labour Force interests. Civil Roles
Kaposvar: Human Exchange Human Resource Development and Consultancy Foundation, 2006.
Language: Hungarian with English summaries
The four chapters and the thesaurus direct readers' attention to the importance of civil / non-profit organizations in regional or local collaborating networks of state economy through the definition of interests and stakes.
Kelemen, Gábor - B. Erdős, Márta: Craving for Sobriety
ISBN: 63 216 3451
Published in 2004, Pecs. Faculty of Humanities University of Pécs & The Leo Amici 2002 Foundation.
"An extraordinary fellowship of recovering addicts presents itself to the readers of this book. In the following pages, its authors address a series of questions focused on the evolution, practices and ideology of this small therapeutic community..." (from the preface written by Michael Seltzer, p. 7.)