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Att initiera en förändring: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med åtta AA-medlemmar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To initiate change : A qualitative interview study with eight AA-members (English)
Abstract [en]

AIM - The aim of this study is to describe and analyze how active AA members initiated change towards sobriety and to investigate what was important in this change process. DESIGN -Eight AA members were interviewed according to a qualitative semi-structured interview guide. The analysis is based on a transtheoretical model of change and different motivational theories about the self. RESULTS –Several respondents realised early that their alcohol consumption was problematic, but this did not result in any corrective action to change their drinking habits. Most of the respondents continued questioning their alcohol consumption one or several times after the initial problematisation, before it led to sobriety. The result suggests that there are many different factors attributed for change, which can be categorised into several themes. CONCLUSIONS –The problematisation of alcohol abuse is a foundation for the later sobriety. Factors that were active during the change process can help the individual to begin problematize their relationship to alcohol. Moreover it’s usually not a single factor that plays a role in initiating change, but rather a complex relationship of various factors that eventually lead to sobriety.

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2016. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
AA OR Alcoholics Anonymous, recovery process, alcohol misuse, reasons for change, alcohol problems, process of change, alcohol abuse, change, self help groups och alcohol treatment
Keyword [sv]
missbruk, alkoholmissbruk, alkoholproblem, förändringsprocesser
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131152OAI: diva2:936577
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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