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Vad är en god missbruksvård?: En diskursanalys för frågan mellan ideologierna 12-stegsbehandling enligt Minnessotamodellen och läkemedsassisterad behandling
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper has viewed the discourse analyses to investigate appropriate addiction treatments for opiate addiction through the lens of two ideologies; the12-step treatment and the medication-assisted treatment. The ideologies are separated by two basic assumptions. The 12-step treatment advocates complete sobriety whereas the medication-assisted treatment use narcotic drugs as treatment.The analysis is done through a discourse analyses with initial focus on Foucault and Fairclogh. The theory demonstrates that descriptions of reality are created through the use of rhetoric. The discourse analysis provides various descriptions of reality and the point of interest is which of these descriptions that gets the status of being true in a context, and how. The question and purpose of this essay is; what is an appropriate addiction treatment? This paper does not focus on what is considered to give a truer representation of reality because those values are irrelevant in discourse analysis since the truthfulness and falseness are impossible to answer. The focus should therefore only be on how the truth is created within discourse because it affects our thoughts on what we reason to be possible and not possible to think and do.The ideologies truths consist of rhetorical constructions, which have a creational force in our society. To then see over these two ideologies in which the perception of good addiction treatment differ reveals a sociological problem between the individual and society. This is so because the society provides the individual with care but the choice of therapy is a stance for each individual. This stance is influenced by society’s discourse when different descriptions of reality are presented for what is an appropriate addiction treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Diskursanalys, avvikande beteende, sanningseffekter, missbruksvård
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50666Local ID: 7e79eac3-72b4-4a0e-a715-9eb78b53a4e9OAI: diva2:1024028
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160704 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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