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Tramadol - En studie om yrkesverksammas uppfattningar av ett växande problem bland ungdomar

Hultgren, André LU (2019) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid which for the past 10 years have been on the rise as an abuseable drug in the adolescent and young adult group in Sweden. By conducting semistructured interviews with professionals at four different youth clinics focused on substance abuse, called Maria-clinics, this study aims to seek and discuss possible answers regarding why adolescents and young adults in Sweden are abusing Tramadol and if there are any differences between the group of adolescents and young adults who are substance abusers but not of Tramadol and the group of adolescents and young adults who are also abusing Tramadol. Further it explores what treatments and methods that are being used to help young Tramadol-users today, and what... (More)
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid which for the past 10 years have been on the rise as an abuseable drug in the adolescent and young adult group in Sweden. By conducting semistructured interviews with professionals at four different youth clinics focused on substance abuse, called Maria-clinics, this study aims to seek and discuss possible answers regarding why adolescents and young adults in Sweden are abusing Tramadol and if there are any differences between the group of adolescents and young adults who are substance abusers but not of Tramadol and the group of adolescents and young adults who are also abusing Tramadol. Further it explores what treatments and methods that are being used to help young Tramadol-users today, and what treatments and methods professionals see a need for in the future to help the group. The results of the study show that a possible answer to understand why Tramadol has become such a popular drug lies in how multifaceted the drug is, and how the adolescents and young adults at be beginning of the addiction are using it for many different occasions. Further, the results are analyzed with a focus on theories about identity development in adolescents and young adults. Regarding treatment and support for the group the study finds that professionals describe a much higher need for medical treatment and in particular medical detoxication for young Tramadol users, in combination with more intense motivational treatment after the detoxication. (Less)
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author
Hultgren, André LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Tramadol, adolescent substance abuse, youth substance abuse, identity development, adolescent opioid abuse, addiction
language
Swedish
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8983322
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2019-06-14 12:01:22
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2019-06-14 12:01:22
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  abstract     = {Tramadol is a synthetic opioid which for the past 10 years have been on the rise as an abuseable drug in the adolescent and young adult group in Sweden. By conducting semistructured interviews with professionals at four different youth clinics focused on substance abuse, called Maria-clinics, this study aims to seek and discuss possible answers regarding why adolescents and young adults in Sweden are abusing Tramadol and if there are any differences between the group of adolescents and young adults who are substance abusers but not of Tramadol and the group of adolescents and young adults who are also abusing Tramadol. Further it explores what treatments and methods that are being used to help young Tramadol-users today, and what treatments and methods professionals see a need for in the future to help the group. The results of the study show that a possible answer to understand why Tramadol has become such a popular drug lies in how multifaceted the drug is, and how the adolescents and young adults at be beginning of the addiction are using it for many different occasions. Further, the results are analyzed with a focus on theories about identity development in adolescents and young adults. Regarding treatment and support for the group the study finds that professionals describe a much higher need for medical treatment and in particular medical detoxication for young Tramadol users, in combination with more intense motivational treatment after the detoxication.},
  author       = {Hultgren, André},
  keyword      = {Tramadol,adolescent substance abuse,youth substance abuse,identity development,adolescent opioid abuse,addiction},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tramadol - En studie om yrkesverksammas uppfattningar av ett växande problem bland ungdomar},
  year         = {2019},
}