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Interviews with people currently in a heavy drug use about why they are not in treatment and their perception and attitudes towards treatment.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden there are approximately 45 000 people that show signs of being dependant on narcotics, and there are approximately 26 000 people who can be defined as heavy users. Heavy users is defined by Centralförbundet för alkohol- och narkotikaupplysning as persons who have injected narcotics of any kind in the last 12 months or persons who have had a daily or practically daily use of narcotics the last four weeks. The aim of this study was to understand why people with a current heavy drug use are not in treatment. Through interviews their perceptions and attitudes towards drug treatment were raised to create understanding as to why they are not in treatment. The information was collected through semi-structured interviews with ten people with a current heavy drug use. The interviews were transcribed and a content analysis was applied. The results indicated that there are mixed thoughts about treatment but also that most participants did want treatment. Even though all participants had experience of treatment not working for them, many were motivated to try something new or try the same treatment again. The conclusion was that the participants are searching for a more individual based treatment since they felt like the treatment that they had been offered did not work for them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Heavy users, treatment, drugs, strain theory, general strain theory, social bonds
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31960DiVA: diva2:1153779
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Criminology KR1
Educational program
Criminology Programme SKRIG 180 higher education credits
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2017-06-01

Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-10-31 Last updated: 2017-11-01Bibliographically approved

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