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The Patients' Perspective on Opioid Substitution Treatment: A study of desistance from illicit drug use
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]

Using thematic analysis, this qualitative study investigates desistance from illicit drug use from the perspective of patients within opioid substitution treatment (OST). Wikström's theoretical framework was used to explain this process. From semi-structured reflective interviews with 12 patients admitted to an OST clinic in Sundsvall, three main themes were identified as relevant to the research aim. These main themes were labelled as follows: Motives for desistance, Perspectives on OST and Recipe for successful desistance. The findings were similar to those of previous research. The participants expressed criticism on specific regulations within OST, but were positive to the treatment in general. They felt a lack of emotional support from OST, but still reported an improvement in mental well being. While varied views on diversion of OST medication were expressed, a majority believe dillicitly used opioids to originate from sources other than OST. In conclusion, the participants viewed OST as an essential method for desistance from illicit drug use. Having a sincere will to desist and perceiving the past illicit opioid use as problematic were also deemed necessary for the treatment to be successful.

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2017. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
opioid substitution treatment, illicit drug use, desistance, diversion
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31977OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31977DiVA: diva2:1154002
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Criminology KR1
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Criminology Programme SKRIG 180 higher education credits
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2017-06-01

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

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