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Nolltolerans & harm reduction: En kvantitativ undersökning av socionomstudenters attityder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate university students, studying social work, attitudes against the drug policies, zero tolerance and harm reduction. This was done by quantitative survey utilizing questioners targeting students in semester one to four at Stockholm University, Department of Social Work. The study included 295 students responding to the questioners. The results have been analyzed utilizing theories regarding attitudes and their influence of different social aspects; social influences, social norms and conformity. The result of this study shows that the students prefer the drug policy of harm reduction over zero tolerance. Our interpretation is that the student’s attitudes regarding these drug polices depends on finished semesters and their political opinion. Previous research shows that harm reduction provides better outcome in a long term perspective of drug abuse for the society. The drug policy which has been carried by the Swedish government since the 1980’s has been focusing on zero tolerance. The outcome has not become as positive as the government predicted. Harm reduction is a drug policy that is internationally recognized and established with positive outcome in several other countries. In conclusion, this study supports further investigation of harm reduction in the Swedish drug policy.

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2014. , 66 p.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104764OAI: diva2:726206
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-09-19Bibliographically approved

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