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En gång missbrukare alltid missbrukare?: Anonyma Alkoholisters strategier för nykterhet.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose of this study was to investigate the Alcoholics Anonymous strengths and weaknesses, their policy of total abstinence after treatment and strategies for sobriety. The study was conducted by two focus group interviews with women and men living in a twelve-step treatment. Also a single interview was made with a woman from the staff at the women's homes. The results were analyzed with the theories of social mobilization and how group processes affect individuals. The result shows that the key strategies is to work in the twelve steps, going to meetings, and accept the concept of disease to achieve sobriety. Replacing unhealthy social circles is important. Community given in Alcoholics Anonymous give the individual strengths to break out of addiction. The analysis of a group perspective showed that the community has impact on the individual's choice. It thus leads also to change to new sober socializing, given within the movement, which can change behavior.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studies syfte var att undersöka Anonyma Alkoholisters styrkor och svagheter, deras policy den totala avhållsamheten efter behandling och strategier för nykterhet. I studien genomfördes två fokusgruppintervjuer med kvinnor respektive män boende på ett tolv- stegsbehandlingshem. Även en enskild intervju gjordes med en kvinna ur personalen på kvinnornas hem. Resultatet analyserades med teorier om social mobilisering och om hur grupprocesser påverkar individer. Resultatet visar att centrala strategier är att arbeta i de tolv stegen, gå på möten, och acceptera sjukdomsbegreppet för att uppnå nykterhet. Byte av osunda umgängeskretsar är viktigt. Gemenskapen som ges inom Anonyma Alkoholister ger individen styrka att bryta sig ur missbruket. Analysen med ett grupperspektiv visade att gemenskapen har påverkan på individens val. Det leder således också att byte till nytt nyktert umgänge, som ges inom rörelsen, kan ändra en individs beteende.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
group perspective, mobilization, sobriety, alcoholism
Keyword [sv]
Grupperspektiv, mobilisering, nykterhet, alkoholism
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22276OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22276DiVA: diva2:954353
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-22 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved

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