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Återhämtning från alkohol och drogproblem: - en fenomenologisk studie av fyra människors återhämtningsprocesser
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The aim of this study is to increase understanding about addiction recovery. More specifically, we want to know what people who have had problems with alcohol and/or other drugs perceive as helpful and important for their recovery process and how we can understand this process.

The study was conducted by means of qualitative semi-structured interviews with four people who have had alcohol and/or other drug problems. The analysis is based on a transtheoretical model of change from addictive behaviours, coping, interactionist theories and also a recovery perspective, inspired by research on recovery from mental illness . Main findings are that recovery from addiction can be understood as an individual process that takes place in a social context and can follow expected phases, although there are large individual differences in the process. Through the recovery process it has been of importance to the participants in the study to redefine themselves and their problems, get support from others, find ways to cope with their problems, get involved in meaningful activities and to expand their social roles. Internal and external processes that are not directly related to drug use also appear to be important for the recovery from addiction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
recovery, addiction, alcohol and other drug problems, way of life
Keyword [sv]
återhämtning från missbruk, återhämtningsprocess, alkohol, droger, narkotika, livsstil
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72372OAI: diva2:495248
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-21 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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