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Olsson, Börje
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Edman, J. & Olsson, B. (2014). The Swedish drug problem: conceptual understandingand problem handling, 1839–2011. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 31(5-6), 503-526
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish drug problem: conceptual understandingand problem handling, 1839–2011
2014 (English)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 31, no 5-6, p. 503-526Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM – To analyse the Swedish drug question by examining dominant concepts used to portray theproblem in the years 1839–2011. Theoretically, we understand these concepts as ideological toolsthat shape the political initiatives and administrative efforts to deal with the problem. The studyis based on two kinds of source material: articles in medical journals from the years 1839–1964and public reports on vagrancy, the alcohol problem, mental health and the drug problem fromthe years 1882–2011.

FINDINGS – During the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century the drugproblem remained an individual problem handled by doctors. When the Swedish drug problemwas established as a political question from the 1960s on, it also came to disengage itself from themedical frame of understanding. Medically oriented descriptions of “dependence” and “addiction”have appeared adequate or attractive when, for example, the socially motivated coercive treatmentsolution has been discredited (as in the 1970s), when there has been a desire to connect with aninternationally accepted terminology (as in the 1990s) or when a new organisational model with astronger professional support has been on the agenda (as in the 2010s). But otherwise the socialproblem description has called for concepts that have more or less explicitly dissociated themselvesfrom speculations in physiological or psychological predispositions for substance abuse.

Keywords
Sweden, history, 20th century, 19th century, drug problem, concepts
National Category
Sociology Substance Abuse
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110552 (URN)10.2478/nsad-2014-0044 (DOI)000346344900005 ()
Projects
Addictions and Lifestyle in Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addictions Project (ALICE RAP)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 266813
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2022-03-23Bibliographically approved
Allamani, A., Olsson, B., Cisneros Örnberg, J., Roumeliotis, F. & Kuenig, H. (2013). Report of an analysis of European alcohol-related cultural, social and policy interactions and their impact on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm: Deliverable 3.2, Work Package 3, Cultural determinants of alcohol policy.
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2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 430
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112654 (URN)
Projects
Alcohol Measures for Public Health Research Alliance (AMPHORA)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Note

AMPHORA is a €4million project co-financed by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of research of the European Commission and coordinated by the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (FCRB) in Spain.

The aim of AMPHORA was to contribute new evidence on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in Europe, and to disseminate this knowlege to those engaged in policy-making for the development and implementation of more effective public  health measures.

Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Allamani, A., Voller, F., Olsson, B. & Roumeliotis, F. (2012). Balance of power in alcohol policy. Balance across different groups and as a whole between societal changes and alcohol policy. In: Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Jillian Reynolds and Antoni Gual (Ed.), Alcohol Policy in Europe: Evidence from AMPHORA (pp. 32-42). Barcelona: Amphora project
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Balance of power in alcohol policy. Balance across different groups and as a whole between societal changes and alcohol policy
2012 (English)In: Alcohol Policy in Europe: Evidence from AMPHORA / [ed] Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Jillian Reynolds and Antoni Gual, Barcelona: Amphora project , 2012, p. 32-42Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Barcelona: Amphora project, 2012
Keywords
alcohol, policy, consumption, harms
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-84817 (URN)
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Available from: 2013-01-02 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Allamani, A., Voller, F., Decarli, A., Casotto, V., Pantzer, K., Anderson, P., . . . Gmel, G. (2011). Contextual Determinants of Alcohol Consumption Changes and Preventive Alcohol Policies: A 12-Country European Study in Progress 2011. Substance Use & Misuse, 46(10), 1288-1303
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextual Determinants of Alcohol Consumption Changes and Preventive Alcohol Policies: A 12-Country European Study in Progress 2011
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2011 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 46, no 10, p. 1288-1303Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Beginning with France in the 1950s, alcohol consumption has decreased in Southern European countries with few or no preventive alcohol policy measures being implemented, while alcohol consumption has been increasing in Northern European countries where historically more restrictive alcohol control policies were in place, even though more recently they were loosened. At the same time, Central and Eastern Europe have shown an intermediate behavior. We propose that country-specific changes in alcohol consumption between 1960 and 2008 are explained by a combination of a number of factors: (1) preventive alcohol policies and (2) social, cultural, economic, and demographic determinants. This article describes the methodology of a research study designed to understand the complex interactions that have occurred throughout Europe over the past five decades. These include changes in alcohol consumption, drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm, and the actual determinants of such changes

Keywords
alcohol consumption, sociocultural determinants, demographics, alcohol policy, time trend
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65325 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2011.572942 (DOI)000293170400008 ()
Note
authorCount :26Available from: 2011-12-07 Created: 2011-12-07 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Olsson, B. (2011). Ett halvt sekel med narkotika: från panik och undergångsprofetior till hantering av ett vardagligt problem?. In: Börje Olsson (Ed.), Narkotika: om problem och politik (pp. 15-22). Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ett halvt sekel med narkotika: från panik och undergångsprofetior till hantering av ett vardagligt problem?
2011 (Swedish)In: Narkotika: om problem och politik / [ed] Börje Olsson, Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik , 2011, p. 15-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik, 2011
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65709 (URN)978-91-39-01415-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Olsson, B. (Ed.). (2011). Narkotika: om problem och politik. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narkotika: om problem och politik
2011 (Swedish)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts juridik, 2011. p. 282
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65656 (URN)978-91-39-01415-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Olsson, B. (2011). Narkotikaproblemet i Sverige: framväxt och utveckling. In: Börje Olsson (Ed.), Narkotika: om problem och politik (pp. 23-41). Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narkotikaproblemet i Sverige: framväxt och utveckling
2011 (Swedish)In: Narkotika: om problem och politik / [ed] Börje Olsson, Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik , 2011, p. 23-41Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik, 2011
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65710 (URN)978-91-39-01415-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Olsson, B. (2011). Reflexioner om narkotika som problem och politik: från vad till vad?. In: Börje Olsson (Ed.), Narkotika: om problem och politik (pp. 239-254). Stockholm: Norstedts Juridiska
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflexioner om narkotika som problem och politik: från vad till vad?
2011 (Swedish)In: Narkotika: om problem och politik / [ed] Börje Olsson, Stockholm: Norstedts Juridiska , 2011, p. 239-254Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Juridiska, 2011
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65719 (URN)978-91-39-01415-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, T., Lindeman, M., Österberg, E., Ahtola, R., Moskalewicz, J., Welbel, M., . . . Olsson, B. (2011). Report of previously studied European changes in the economic and physical availability of alcohol on alcohol-related harm.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Report of previously studied European changes in the economic and physical availability of alcohol on alcohol-related harm
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2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 178
Keywords
alcohol, alcohol-related harm, economic availability, physical availability, Europe
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85766 (URN)
Projects
AMPHORA Work Package 5
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2022-02-24
Stenius, K., Ramstedt, M. & Olsson, B. (2010). Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm University, Sweden. Addiction, 105(3), 402-407
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm University, Sweden
2010 (English)In: Addiction, ISSN 0965-2140, E-ISSN 1360-0443, Vol. 105, no 3, p. 402-407Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD) was established as a national research centre and department within the Faculty of Social Science at Stockholm University in 1997, following a Government Report and with the aim to strengthen social alcohol and drug research. Initially, core funding came from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research and from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs for several long-term projects. Today, SoRAD, with 25 senior and junior researchers, has core funding from the university but most of its funding comes from external national and international grants. Research is organized under three themes: consumption, problems and norms, alcohol and drug policy and societal reactions, treatment and recovery processes. SoRADs scientific approach, multi-disciplinarity, a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods and international comparisons was established by the centre's first leader, Robin Room. Regular internal seminars are held and young researchers are encouraged to attend scientific meetings and take part in collaborative projects. SoRAD researchers produce government-funded monthly statistics on alcohol consumption and purchase, and take part in various national government committees, but SoRADs research has no clear political or bureaucratic constraints. One of the future challenges for SoRAD will be the proposed system for university grants allocation, where applied social science will have difficulties competing with basic biomedical research if decisions are based on publication and citation measures.

Keywords
Alcohol and drugs, research centre, research funding, social research, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-50169 (URN)10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02838.x (DOI)000274307200008 ()
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authorCount :3Available from: 2010-12-29 Created: 2010-12-21 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
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