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Psykosociala faktorer som befrämjar återhämtning från alkoholberoende
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: In scientific literature there are various treatment programs for people with alcohol dependence described, however, are psychosocial factors that promote recovery process described to a limited extent.

Purpose: To describe the psychosocial factors that promotes recovery from alcohol dependence.

Method: Literature study of ten scientific articles, published between 1999-2011 with both qualitative and quantitative design.

Results: According to the literature, the recovery process can be considered to begin when a person with alcohol dependence reached his personal rock bottom. The longer the recovery progresses, the greater are the overall level of performance. Social support is described as an important factor to prevent relapse and reduce the need for professional help. Self-belief and support of self-help groups are described as important to maintaining sobriety. Social support and influence from family members was related to increased ability to analyze and assess their situation during the recovery. Therapeutic alliance and mutual goals are also important factors. Once treatment has been successfully described as a combination of self-motivation and willingness to initiate a radical change in behaviour.

Conclusion: Psychosocial factors in the form of supportive relationships appear to promote recovery from alcohol dependence. Other conclusions drawn from this study is limited in scope and compiled by the studies of different design. Further studies need to be implemented in order to draw general conclusions, which can in turn be in support of clinical work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
alcohol dependence, experience, recovery, psychosocial.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-169581OAI: diva2:507658
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Freestanding course
Available from: 2012-03-06 Created: 2012-03-04 Last updated: 2012-03-06Bibliographically approved

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