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Vägar ut ur klientskapet : bilder från en missbruksenhet

Anderberg, Mats (2001)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe the outcomes of the clients with addiction problems who cease to have contact with a social welfare agency (Vuxenenheten), in relation to the task and aims of the organisation. The study indicated that in total, 90 clients with addiction problems leave the contact with the social welfare agency in a year, which gives a turnover of clients about 25 %. Of the studied persons 50 % finished the contact unplanned (drop-outs), which is not an unusual rate compared to other studies and to the aim of the social laws with stipulate independence and personal integrity. However, a lot of useful information gets lost. The clients left the contact for several different reasons such as: moved away (23), at their... (More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the outcomes of the clients with addiction problems who cease to have contact with a social welfare agency (Vuxenenheten), in relation to the task and aims of the organisation. The study indicated that in total, 90 clients with addiction problems leave the contact with the social welfare agency in a year, which gives a turnover of clients about 25 %. Of the studied persons 50 % finished the contact unplanned (drop-outs), which is not an unusual rate compared to other studies and to the aim of the social laws with stipulate independence and personal integrity. However, a lot of useful information gets lost. The clients left the contact for several different reasons such as: moved away (23), at their own request (17), died (10), transferred to another central or local government (9), failed to appear from planned consultation (7) and breaked off the treatment (5). A large proportion of the clients finished the contact by moving away (40 %) and it seems that treatments in other places or towns stimulate this process. As many as 17 % of the clients sampled died during the contact with the agency and the majority of this group consisted of elderly abusers of alcohol. It was a paradox that abusers of narcotics made up the majority of those clients who breaked off treatment and yet these clients also made up the majority of those who were free from drugs (compared to abusers of alcohol). It was also interesting to see that 13 of the 19 who were free from drugs or alcohol at the end of the contact, have been in different treatment programs. It was a problem to compare the outcomes to existing goals of the organisation when it was showed that the goals were undefined, unrealistic and not measurable, which correspond to the picture of other Human Service Organisations. Key words: drug abuse, addiction, social work, drop-out. (Less)
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author
Anderberg, Mats
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1359020
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to describe the outcomes of the clients with addiction problems who cease to have contact with a social welfare agency (Vuxenenheten), in relation to the task and aims of the organisation. The study indicated that in total, 90 clients with addiction problems leave the contact with the social welfare agency in a year, which gives a turnover of clients about 25 %. Of the studied persons 50 % finished the contact unplanned (drop-outs), which is not an unusual rate compared to other studies and to the aim of the social laws with stipulate independence and personal integrity. However, a lot of useful information gets lost. The clients left the contact for several different reasons such as: moved away (23), at their own request (17), died (10), transferred to another central or local government (9), failed to appear from planned consultation (7) and breaked off the treatment (5). A large proportion of the clients finished the contact by moving away (40 %) and it seems that treatments in other places or towns stimulate this process. As many as 17 % of the clients sampled died during the contact with the agency and the majority of this group consisted of elderly abusers of alcohol. It was a paradox that abusers of narcotics made up the majority of those clients who breaked off treatment and yet these clients also made up the majority of those who were free from drugs (compared to abusers of alcohol). It was also interesting to see that 13 of the 19 who were free from drugs or alcohol at the end of the contact, have been in different treatment programs. It was a problem to compare the outcomes to existing goals of the organisation when it was showed that the goals were undefined, unrealistic and not measurable, which correspond to the picture of other Human Service Organisations. Key words: drug abuse, addiction, social work, drop-out.},
  author       = {Anderberg, Mats},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vägar ut ur klientskapet : bilder från en missbruksenhet},
  year         = {2001},
}