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A study of a Swedish treatment policy reform proposal
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1757-9974
2013 (English)In: Snapshots of social drug research in Europe / [ed] Jane Fountain, Marije Wouters, Dirk J. Korf, Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2013, 57-59 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The chapter summarizes the rationale, aims, methods, results and conclusions of the study "A reformed substance abuse treatment system? Actors, arguments and power". The project studies a far-reaching reform proposal in which it was suggested that Swedish substance abuse treatment should be transferred from the municipal social services to the regional level health care system.

Book Abstract: Globalisation influences not only legitimate economicsectors, but also affects developments onthe illicit drug market and the proportion of thosein treatment who are members of minority ethnicpopulations. In a rapidly changing world, theneed for information increases accordingly. Here,then, emerges an important task for science, especiallyin the light of the European endeavour forevidencebased drug policy. Recent years show analmost exponential increase in the use of onlinedata collection and analysis in social drug researchand, in some European countries fasterthan in others, research ethic committees havecome to play an important role in social drug research.The usual format of the European Society for SocialDrug Research’s annual book is 8-10 chapters,but this year the choice has been made to incorporatea greater number of short contributions,in the form of 21 ‘snapshots’, written by social scientistsworking in 11 European countries.

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Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2013. 57-59 p.
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substance abuse treatment systems, policy, medicalization, social perspective, formative moment, path dependency
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100701ISBN: 978-3-89967-911-3OAI: diva2:695481
En reformerad missbruks- och beroendevård? Aktörer, argument och makt
Available from: 2014-02-11 Created: 2014-02-11 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved

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