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Drogfrihetens värderingar - konstruktion av identitet hos personer som blivit drogfria

Olsson, Hanna LU and Mojsovski, Radovan LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
It may be considered an existential crisis to stop using narcotics and/or alcohol. How does the person move on in order to solve this crisis in a positive way, so that their lives can be transformed? The aim of the essay was to investigate to what extent people who have stopped abusing narcotics and/or alcohol through 12-step programmes have constructed themselves in relation to “strong evaluations”. The method of research was a qualitative approach, conducting semi-structured interviews with six persons who all have stopped using narcotics and /or alcohol through a 12-step programme, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. The result of the study was that evaluations and feelings of right and wrong were active during the... (More)
It may be considered an existential crisis to stop using narcotics and/or alcohol. How does the person move on in order to solve this crisis in a positive way, so that their lives can be transformed? The aim of the essay was to investigate to what extent people who have stopped abusing narcotics and/or alcohol through 12-step programmes have constructed themselves in relation to “strong evaluations”. The method of research was a qualitative approach, conducting semi-structured interviews with six persons who all have stopped using narcotics and /or alcohol through a 12-step programme, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. The result of the study was that evaluations and feelings of right and wrong were active during the period when the person was considering and eventually stopped using narcotics and/or alcohol. The support through the support groups and working in the 12 steps as a spiritual programme has given the interviewees a faith in their own capacity of refraining from using narcotics and/or alcohol. Another important aspect is that their identity was transformed when they stopped using narcotics and/or alcohol, at the present time being a more positive and
altruistic person than before. One implication of this essay may be to further explore the importance of existential dilemmas for people who wish to stop abusing narcotics and/or alcohol. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Hanna LU and Mojsovski, Radovan LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
12-step programme, identity, existential ponderings, substance abuse
language
Swedish
id
1414167
date added to LUP
2009-06-08 16:37:31
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2009-06-08 16:37:31
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  abstract     = {It may be considered an existential crisis to stop using narcotics and/or alcohol. How does the person move on in order to solve this crisis in a positive way, so that their lives can be transformed? The aim of the essay was to investigate to what extent people who have stopped abusing narcotics and/or alcohol through 12-step programmes have constructed themselves in relation to “strong evaluations”. The method of research was a qualitative approach, conducting semi-structured interviews with six persons who all have stopped using narcotics and /or alcohol through a 12-step programme, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. The result of the study was that evaluations and feelings of right and wrong were active during the period when the person was considering and eventually stopped using narcotics and/or alcohol. The support through the support groups and working in the 12 steps as a spiritual programme has given the interviewees a faith in their own capacity of refraining from using narcotics and/or alcohol. Another important aspect is that their identity was transformed when they stopped using narcotics and/or alcohol, at the present time being a more positive and 
altruistic person than before. One implication of this essay may be to further explore the importance of existential dilemmas for people who wish to stop abusing narcotics and/or alcohol.},
  author       = {Olsson, Hanna and Mojsovski, Radovan},
  keyword      = {12-step programme,identity,existential ponderings,substance abuse},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Drogfrihetens värderingar - konstruktion av identitet hos personer som blivit drogfria},
  year         = {2009},
}