The interplay between perceived self-choice and reported informal, formal and legal pressures in treatment entry
2006 (English)In: Contemporary Drug Problems, ISSN 0091-4509, E-ISSN 2163-1808, Vol. 33, no 4, 611-643 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article focuses on the interplay between reported informal, formal and legal pressure and self-choice in treatment entry. The representative sample of those entering treatment for alcohol or drugs problems in Stockholm County, Sweden includes 1865 clients (71% men). Most respondents reported that it was their own idea to come to treatment (81%). It was also common to report reasons for entering treatment indicating different forms of perceived pressures, especially informal pressures (75%), but also formal and legal pressures. Informal pressure from someone close was a particularly important reason for treatment entry. Informal pressure was found to be positively associated with the feeling of self-choice in treatment entry, whereas perceptions of formal pressure (and particularly legal pressure) mainly were negatively related to self-choice. Most of those reporting self-choice in treatment entry also reported informal, formal, or legal pressure as reasons for coming to treatment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 33, no 4, 611-643 p.
alcohol; drugs; formal, informal, legal pressures; Paths to treatment; self-choice; Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-22982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-22982DiVA: diva2:189854