Förändringsprocesser i samband med missbruksbehandling - vilka faktorer beskriver klienter som viktiga för att initiera och bibehålla positiva förändringar?
2012 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Alkohol- og narkotikatidsskrift (NAT), ISSN 1455-0725, Vol. 29, no 2, 195-209 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
ABSTRACTProcesses of change during and after drug treatment, What factors are described by clients asimportant to initiate and maintain positive changes?AIMS – The aim is to describe and analyze how clients recovered from alcohol or drug abuse perceivechange in connection with treatment interventions. The specific questions are: What factors aredescribed as important to 1) initiate a process of change? 2) avoid returning to abuse? DESIGN – 40clients were interviewed according to a brief interview guide. The analysis resulted in models withfactors that the clients considered important for initiating and maintaining positive changes. RESULTS– The result suggests that a pattern is emerging in the process of change. Although the clients oftendescribe common factors as important, the variation of timing and severity for different factors makesthe individual story unique. CONCLUSIONS – The variation of timing and severity for different factorsimplies that it is very difficult to predict when a factor is important or not. This underlines the importanceof treatment systems with a structure and a flexibility that enables supporting factors to be used whenthey are of importance for the individual client.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 29, no 2, 195-209 p.
alcohol and drug treatment, alcohol problems, process of change
alkohol, alkoholproblem, missbruksbehandling, förändringsprocess
Research subject Social Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79542DOI: 10.2478/v10199-012-0013-zOAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-79542DiVA: diva2:549875
FunderFAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 2007-0251