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Att förstå cannabisrökning - Fem personer berättar om varför de använder cannabis

Vinberg, Sanna LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract
Cannabis is the most common illegal drug in Sweden today. It is used by millions of people all over the world and has been used for thousands of years. The purpose with this essay is to try to understand why people smoke cannabis. To be able to answer the main questions, five persons who smoke cannabis regularly have been interviewed. Information has also been obtained from prior research in the same subject and other literature. To increase the ability to understand and explain why the interviewees smoke cannabis the existential psychology has been used when the result of the interviewees have been analysed. The interviewees have said that smoking cannabis helps them to be able to relax and to calm down. They have also told things that... (More)
Cannabis is the most common illegal drug in Sweden today. It is used by millions of people all over the world and has been used for thousands of years. The purpose with this essay is to try to understand why people smoke cannabis. To be able to answer the main questions, five persons who smoke cannabis regularly have been interviewed. Information has also been obtained from prior research in the same subject and other literature. To increase the ability to understand and explain why the interviewees smoke cannabis the existential psychology has been used when the result of the interviewees have been analysed. The interviewees have said that smoking cannabis helps them to be able to relax and to calm down. They have also told things that has shown why they have difficulties relaxing. The conclusion of this study is that cannabis can be used to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. These feelings can arise when the individual stands in front of a choice in life or when he has difficulties in finding purpose and meaning in life. Poor self-image is the result when the individual is repeatedly dissatisfied with his efforts and this causes negative feelings to emerge. The individual can choose to try to run from these negative feelings by smoking cannabis. (Less)
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author
Vinberg, Sanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
cannabis, existential psychology, drugs
language
Swedish
id
1530665
date added to LUP
2010-04-21 17:08:35
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2010-04-21 17:08:35
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  abstract     = {Cannabis is the most common illegal drug in Sweden today. It is used by millions of people all over the world and has been used for thousands of years. The purpose with this essay is to try to understand why people smoke cannabis. To be able to answer the main questions, five persons who smoke cannabis regularly have been interviewed. Information has also been obtained from prior research in the same subject and other literature. To increase the ability to understand and explain why the interviewees smoke cannabis the existential psychology has been used when the result of the interviewees have been analysed. The interviewees have said that smoking cannabis helps them to be able to relax and to calm down. They have also told things that has shown why they have difficulties relaxing. The conclusion of this study is that cannabis can be used to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. These feelings can arise when the individual stands in front of a choice in life or when he has difficulties in finding purpose and meaning in life. Poor self-image is the result when the individual is repeatedly dissatisfied with his efforts and this causes negative feelings to emerge. The individual can choose to try to run from these negative feelings by smoking cannabis.},
  author       = {Vinberg, Sanna},
  keyword      = {cannabis,existential psychology,drugs},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att förstå cannabisrökning - Fem personer berättar om varför de använder cannabis},
  year         = {2010},
}