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”...som att slå sig själv med en hammare” - En kvalitativ studie av fyra tidigare drogmissbrukares vägar in i- och vägar ut ur missbruk

Persson, Magnus LU (2011) SOL065 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
”...like hitting yourself with a hammer” – A qualitative study of four former drug addict´s ways into- and ways out of addiction

The purpose of this study was to describe and understand four former drug addict´s own experiences of developing an addiction and their ways towards abstinence from drugs. The three main questions I wanted to have answered were:
How did the former addicts end up in an advanced addiction?
What processes underlie the former addict´s steps towards abstinence from drugs?
How have the former addicts successfully managed to change their self-image?
Four interviews were carried out with four former advanced drug addicts. The conclusion I made from the study is that the process of becoming an advanced drug addict... (More)
”...like hitting yourself with a hammer” – A qualitative study of four former drug addict´s ways into- and ways out of addiction

The purpose of this study was to describe and understand four former drug addict´s own experiences of developing an addiction and their ways towards abstinence from drugs. The three main questions I wanted to have answered were:
How did the former addicts end up in an advanced addiction?
What processes underlie the former addict´s steps towards abstinence from drugs?
How have the former addicts successfully managed to change their self-image?
Four interviews were carried out with four former advanced drug addicts. The conclusion I made from the study is that the process of becoming an advanced drug addict can be attributed to being labeled as a deviant in other people´s eyes which leads to a negative self-image. I also found that there were three different turning-points when the former drug addicts started leaving their life with drugs. Lastly I found that the former drug addicts managed to leave their life with drugs only when they changed their conception of themselves as being deviants into a conception of themselves as being normal and valuable persons. (Less)
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author
Persson, Magnus LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOL065 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
labelling theory, deviant behaviour, drugs, addiction, abstinence from drugs
language
Swedish
id
1858826
date added to LUP
2011-03-29 18:12:28
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2011-03-29 18:12:28
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  abstract     = {”...like hitting yourself with a hammer” – A qualitative study of four former drug addict´s ways into- and ways out of addiction

The purpose of this study was to describe and understand four former drug addict´s own experiences of developing an addiction and their ways towards abstinence from drugs. The three main questions I wanted to have answered were:
How did the former addicts end up in an advanced addiction?
What processes underlie the former addict´s steps towards abstinence from drugs?
How have the former addicts successfully managed to change their self-image? 
Four interviews were carried out with four former advanced drug addicts. The conclusion I made from the study is that the process of becoming an advanced drug addict can be attributed to being labeled as a deviant in other people´s eyes which leads to a negative self-image. I also found that there were three different turning-points when the former drug addicts started leaving their life with drugs. Lastly I found that the former drug addicts managed to leave their life with drugs only when they changed their conception of themselves as being deviants into a conception of themselves as being normal and valuable persons.},
  author       = {Persson, Magnus},
  keyword      = {labelling theory,deviant behaviour,drugs,addiction,abstinence from drugs},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”...som att slå sig själv med en hammare” - En kvalitativ studie av fyra tidigare drogmissbrukares vägar in i- och vägar ut ur missbruk},
  year         = {2011},
}