Jag är hel! Detta ska ingen ta ifrån mig. En berättelse om drogupplevelser

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Jag är hel! Detta ska ingen ta ifrån mig. En berättelse om drogupplevelser
Author(s) Johannessen, Siv ; Maletin, Srdjan
Date 2011
English abstract
The aim of this study is to highlight drug experiences and the significance our interviewee’s ascribe to their drug experiences in conjunction to their everyday lives. In the concluding chapter of this study we have used the collective experiences of the participants to allow us to engage in a dialogue of why it is important to acknowledge the attributes and needs an individual attaches to his/her perspective drug in the field of social welfare in Sweden. Symbolic Interactionism as a theoretical approach is used as the framework for understanding responses of participants in this study. The word “experience” is a comprehensive concept for the sensations that an individual feels. The research has been collected through seven qualitative interviews with seven former drug addicts, who have all abused drugs on a daily basis over a period of four to thirty years. All the participants have been addicted to amphetamine, heroin or crack. The emphasis has been on each participant’s subjective experience of drug abuse and it is their truth that is told in our study. The result of the research shows that when a drug becomes a bearer of meaning- i.e. the needs and attributes the individual crave for, it becomes the central and a long-awaited phenomenon in the person’s life. The individual now de-signs his/her reality on the basis of these needs and attributes that he/she has attached to the drug. However the world becomes ever more complex over time when the individual’s life revolves around the drug experience and no longer fits into the drug-free society. The positive and negative attributes attached to the drug evolves over time and there for changes their perspective to the drug experience thus allowing them to live a drug-free life.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle
Pages 56
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) drogen,
meningsbärande objekt
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11919 (link to this page)

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