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En bit på väg... : om den långa vägen mellan sociala världar

Persson, Lotta and Svensson, Sonia (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to focus on the prospects and limitations for the drug-abusers to make a change to a new way of life. Questions: What can literature tell us about the risks involved with the client leaving the treatmentfacility? How can social service departments offer support and what kind of support does the client request? What is important for him/her to feel participant in society? In our study we used relevant literature and qualitative interviews with people from the social service departments and former drug-abusers. Our conclusions were that social service departments were aware of the riskfactors; the importance of a safe living, meaningful occupation and the meaning of a safe identity. This is in line with what the... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to focus on the prospects and limitations for the drug-abusers to make a change to a new way of life. Questions: What can literature tell us about the risks involved with the client leaving the treatmentfacility? How can social service departments offer support and what kind of support does the client request? What is important for him/her to feel participant in society? In our study we used relevant literature and qualitative interviews with people from the social service departments and former drug-abusers. Our conclusions were that social service departments were aware of the riskfactors; the importance of a safe living, meaningful occupation and the meaning of a safe identity. This is in line with what the former drug-abusers say as well as the literature. Our findings also pointed towards the importance of acceptance from society to help the client in his/hers search for a new social identity. Our clients wanted "normal" lives in order to feel participant in society. Most of them felt accepted and meant that their needs were met by the social service departments, families and the fellowship in AA and NA. (Less)
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author
Persson, Lotta and Svensson, Sonia
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1357836
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to focus on the prospects and limitations for the drug-abusers to make a change to a new way of life. Questions: What can literature tell us about the risks involved with the client leaving the treatmentfacility? How can social service departments offer support and what kind of support does the client request? What is important for him/her to feel participant in society? In our study we used relevant literature and qualitative interviews with people from the social service departments and former drug-abusers. Our conclusions were that social service departments were aware of the riskfactors; the importance of a safe living, meaningful occupation and the meaning of a safe identity. This is in line with what the former drug-abusers say as well as the literature. Our findings also pointed towards the importance of acceptance from society to help the client in his/hers search for a new social identity. Our clients wanted "normal" lives in order to feel participant in society. Most of them felt accepted and meant that their needs were met by the social service departments, families and the fellowship in AA and NA.},
  author       = {Persson, Lotta and Svensson, Sonia},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En bit på väg... : om den långa vägen mellan sociala världar},
  year         = {2003},
}