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"Kvinnor ska ju liksom inte bära sig åt" - en undersökning om synen på kvinnor som missbrukar, och om vägen mot ett liv utan droger

Svensson, Christel (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of my essay was to compare women's and men's ways out of drug abuse, and with help from chosen theories and concepts explain and understand women's situation. My research started with a few questions concerning differences between women's and men's changing process and the role of the social network in this. I also wanted to find out how the women experienced other people's look upon them as drug abusers I chose to do an unstructured, qualitative investigation grounded on six deep interviews with former drug abusers. In the analysis I used the theory of gender, and other theoretical concepts like "pushes and pulls", "rock bottom", "turning point" and "marginal conflict". The result of my essay showed that women's greatest support... (More)
The aim of my essay was to compare women's and men's ways out of drug abuse, and with help from chosen theories and concepts explain and understand women's situation. My research started with a few questions concerning differences between women's and men's changing process and the role of the social network in this. I also wanted to find out how the women experienced other people's look upon them as drug abusers I chose to do an unstructured, qualitative investigation grounded on six deep interviews with former drug abusers. In the analysis I used the theory of gender, and other theoretical concepts like "pushes and pulls", "rock bottom", "turning point" and "marginal conflict". The result of my essay showed that women's greatest support on their way out of drug abuse came from family members and other near and personal relationships. Equivalent for men seemed to be support from the society - like social secretaries and different kinds of self-help groups. The turning point seemed to be very alike for men and women, and also the fact that it took many attempts before they succeeded in living without the drugs. But most of all, my essay gave me the picture of a difference between men's and women's experience of existence. The women's life stories were weighed down by more guilt and shame, something that earlier research told me as well. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Christel
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358808
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 aim of my essay was to compare women's and men's ways out of drug abuse, and with help from chosen theories and concepts explain and understand women's situation. My research started with a few questions concerning differences between women's and men's changing process and the role of the social network in this. I also wanted to find out how the women experienced other people's look upon them as drug abusers I chose to do an unstructured, qualitative investigation grounded on six deep interviews with former drug abusers. In the analysis I used the theory of gender, and other theoretical concepts like "pushes and pulls", "rock bottom", "turning point" and "marginal conflict". The result of my essay showed that women's greatest support on their way out of drug abuse came from family members and other near and personal relationships. Equivalent for men seemed to be support from the society - like social secretaries and different kinds of self-help groups. The turning point seemed to be very alike for men and women, and also the fact that it took many attempts before they succeeded in living without the drugs. But most of all, my essay gave me the picture of a difference between men's and women's experience of existence. The women's life stories were weighed down by more guilt and shame, something that earlier research told me as well.},
  author       = {Svensson, Christel},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Kvinnor ska ju liksom inte bära sig åt" - en undersökning om synen på kvinnor som missbrukar, och om vägen mot ett liv utan droger},
  year         = {2003},
}