Advanced

Det goda och det onda: om en kvinnas kamp för ett drogfritt liv

Olsson, Helene and Torstensson, Annika (2001)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of our essay was to find out if it is possible to explain a drug-abuser's way out of her abuse by using different theories and concepts. The following questions were raised: Did the woman identify herself as a drug-abuser or did she try to maintain identities, which are connected with other groups in society and if so, did she experience any problems when quitting the habit and starting a "new life"? Did the AA/NA-movement and the Christian faith play any part in the woman's struggle to become drug-free? Did the woman give any explanations to how she managed to become and stay drug-free and if so, what does the current science say? We interviewed an ex-drug-abuser to find out if different theories were applicable to the... (More)
The purpose of our essay was to find out if it is possible to explain a drug-abuser's way out of her abuse by using different theories and concepts. The following questions were raised: Did the woman identify herself as a drug-abuser or did she try to maintain identities, which are connected with other groups in society and if so, did she experience any problems when quitting the habit and starting a "new life"? Did the AA/NA-movement and the Christian faith play any part in the woman's struggle to become drug-free? Did the woman give any explanations to how she managed to become and stay drug-free and if so, what does the current science say? We interviewed an ex-drug-abuser to find out if different theories were applicable to the information that she gave us. We carried out three interviews then we wrote everything down. This material was then used to see if we could match any of the theories we had chosen. We found that all the theories we tested could, in one way or another be applied to the material we had gathered. However we did not find one theory which could be used as a tool, to fully describe the struggle (experienced by this woman) of giving up drugs. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Olsson, Helene and Torstensson, Annika
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1359002
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
@misc{1359002,
  abstract     = {The purpose of our essay was to find out if it is possible to explain a drug-abuser's way out of her abuse by using different theories and concepts. The following questions were raised: Did the woman identify herself as a drug-abuser or did she try to maintain identities, which are connected with other groups in society and if so, did she experience any problems when quitting the habit and starting a "new life"? Did the AA/NA-movement and the Christian faith play any part in the woman's struggle to become drug-free? Did the woman give any explanations to how she managed to become and stay drug-free and if so, what does the current science say? We interviewed an ex-drug-abuser to find out if different theories were applicable to the information that she gave us. We carried out three interviews then we wrote everything down. This material was then used to see if we could match any of the theories we had chosen. We found that all the theories we tested could, in one way or another be applied to the material we had gathered. However we did not find one theory which could be used as a tool, to fully describe the struggle (experienced by this woman) of giving up drugs.},
  author       = {Olsson, Helene and Torstensson, Annika},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det goda och det onda: om en kvinnas kamp för ett drogfritt liv},
  year         = {2001},
}