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De professionellas syn på bruk av cannabis

Bogren, Nicklas LU (2012) SOPA63 20112
School of Social Work
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Author: Nicklas Bogren
Title: Professionals view on cannabis use
Supervisor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson
During my practice in 2008 I heard a discussion about all the risks and all the consequences of cannabis use from both old and young employees. They did all have the same education as me, and referred to the gateway theory. I thought this was strange, because I have read both research and literatures that are very sceptical to the gateway theory and wrote that it was something you believed in the 1970: s and that in recent time was used to scare people from using cannabis. This combined with the latest investigation SOU 2011:35 that claims that the Swedish care for drug abuse don´t follow the latest research, forced me to meet... (More)
ABSTRACT
Author: Nicklas Bogren
Title: Professionals view on cannabis use
Supervisor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson
During my practice in 2008 I heard a discussion about all the risks and all the consequences of cannabis use from both old and young employees. They did all have the same education as me, and referred to the gateway theory. I thought this was strange, because I have read both research and literatures that are very sceptical to the gateway theory and wrote that it was something you believed in the 1970: s and that in recent time was used to scare people from using cannabis. This combined with the latest investigation SOU 2011:35 that claims that the Swedish care for drug abuse don´t follow the latest research, forced me to meet people who works with cannabis users and se how they look at this drug and at the gateway theory. Where do their thoughts come from?
Then I wanted to compare their answers with the research on this subject. I have used qualitative methods and have interviewed five professionals who work with drug related problems, both use of cannabis and use of heavier substances. I have interviewed two social workers, one owner of a treatment house, one alcohol & drug therapist and one professional who is both a social worker and alcohol & drug therapist. I have searched for cannabis related information on the internet and in literatures and found like some of my interviewed persons showed, a negative attitude towards cannabis use, and they were referring to the gateway theory. But I also found research that followed the line that some of my interviewed persons said; that there are a lot of people who starts with heavier drugs from the beginning and that there are people who starts with cannabis use, and never tries any other drugs. I also found different theories that claim that there is a lot of social and moral aspects who are considered to be more important when you analyse drug use than the gateway theory, when you look on cannabis use. This made me think that the complaints from SOU 2011:35, that the professions do not follow the latest research may be correct.
Keywords: cannabis, gateway theory, outsiders, professionals, knowledge (Less)
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Bogren, Nicklas LU
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SOPA63 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Cannabis, gateway theory, outsiders, professionals, knowledge
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Swedish
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Author: Nicklas Bogren
Title: Professionals view on cannabis use
Supervisor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson
During my practice in 2008 I heard a discussion about all the risks and all the consequences of cannabis use from both old and young employees. They did all have the same education as me, and referred to the gateway theory. I thought this was strange, because I have read both research and literatures that are very sceptical to the gateway theory and wrote that it was something you believed in the 1970: s and that in recent time was used to scare people from using cannabis. This combined with the latest investigation SOU 2011:35 that claims that the Swedish care for drug abuse don´t follow the latest research, forced me to meet people who works with cannabis users and se how they look at this drug and at the gateway theory. Where do their thoughts come from?
Then I wanted to compare their answers with the research on this subject. I have used qualitative methods and have interviewed five professionals who work with drug related problems, both use of cannabis and use of heavier substances. I have interviewed two social workers, one owner of a treatment house, one alcohol & drug therapist and one professional who is both a social worker and alcohol & drug therapist. I have searched for cannabis related information on the internet and in literatures and found like some of my interviewed persons showed, a negative attitude towards cannabis use, and they were referring to the gateway theory. But I also found research that followed the line that some of my interviewed persons said; that there are a lot of people who starts with heavier drugs from the beginning and that there are people who starts with cannabis use, and never tries any other drugs. I also found different theories that claim that there is a lot of social and moral aspects who are considered to be more important when you analyse drug use than the gateway theory, when you look on cannabis use. This made me think that the complaints from SOU 2011:35, that the professions do not follow the latest research may be correct.
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  title        = {De professionellas syn på bruk av cannabis},
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