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"Jag kommer inte bli Al Capone utan jag kommer bli en jävla knarkare som sitter på kåken": - En kvalitativ studie om åtta före detta missbrukares upplevelser av vägen in och vägen ut ur missbruk
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to understand and analyze why individuals develop and manage to leave drug abuse. The material consists of interviews with eight individuals who have gone through a life of addiction and managed to change their lifestyle. We contacted the participants through the organization called KRIS (Criminals Redress with Society). The results indicate that the participants have had a troublesome upbringing and been labeled by society as outsiders which have led them into addiction. The results also show that they have all gone through a social conversion from the life as an addict to become sober. The results of our study are analyzed with Jonsson and Bergström’s theory on social in heritage and Becker and Andersson’s view of outsiders and qualifications for drug abuse. The results are also analyzed with Ebaughs theory on role-exit. What we would like to contribute is an understanding of how an individual enters addiction and how they manage to leave drug abuse. 

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2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
drug abuse, social conversion, role-exit, outsiders
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31525DiVA: diva2:689129
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Sociologi
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Sociology Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2014-01-20 Created: 2014-01-20 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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