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”Om jag kan, kan vem som helst”: En kvalitativ studie om olika vägar ut ur missbruket
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this studie was to examine how individuals with experience of a long-term drugabuse describe their transformationprocess, and if this process has contributed to a change in their selfdescription. The studie was delimit to examine the transformationprocess, not in relation to what sort of abuse the informants had, or in relation to gender. The studie anwered questions concerning motivation to stop abusing, how the informants started the drugcareer, and how life as an abuser is described. In the studie qualitative method was used, five semi-structured interviewes were made with individuals who had a long-term addiction in the past. Symbolic Interactionism was the theoretical frame of referense that was used for analyse. Results showed that the description of the turningpoint either was as one specific event, or like a process connected to kumulative treatement experiences, and to other experienses described as positive. Results has also shown that the transformationprocess requiers time, and that it takes place both as a socialisation process and as an inner personal develpment. Important factors that affected the development was the relation to other human beeings, to have an onest relation to oneself, to participate in fellowships, personal sucess, to achieve a positive change in the view of themselves.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Turning-point, transformationprocess, drug-abuse
Keyword [sv]
vändpunkt, förändringsprocess, missbruk
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8472OAI: diva2:200328
Available from: 2009-01-23 Created: 2009-01-23Bibliographically approved

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