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Substance abuse from a user perspective
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Substance abuse from a user perspective

This report describes substance abuse in the eyes of the user. The report is based on interviews with 106 citizens with varying degrees of substance abuse. It highlights the challenges abusers face when in contact with the authorities and intervention measures, and what types of help they find meaningful or would like to be offered. The report also investigates citizens' attachment to substance abuse treatment programmes, and what knowledge they have about the substances that they are taking.

The study is based on interviews with three groups of citizens with substance abuse: Young people in treatment for substance abuse, adults in treatment for substance abuse, and citizens with substance abuse who are not receiving treatment.

The report focuses on the structural and relational barriers that citizens experience when in contact with personnel from the healthcare system, the employment system, the social services and the police, as well as others.

The study shows that substance abuse affects many different types of people with very different lives and ambitions. However, a common characteristic is that users would like flexible and holistic interventions, as well as easier access to psychological help. Many users experience that being branded as a "substance abuser" creates problems for them when they contact the authorities and intervention measures.
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Kohl, K. S., Kessing, M. L., Fynbo, L., Andersen, D., Schmidt, A., Jensen, M. N., & Munkholm, M. C. (2016). Stofmisbrugsområdet i et brugerperspektiv. København: SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd. SFI-Rapport, Nr. 16:32
Author(s) Katrine Syppli Kohl, SFI
Malene Lue Kessing, SFI
Lars Fynbo, SFI
Ditte Andersen, SFI
Alexandrina Schmidt, SFI
Mette Nyholm Jensen
Mathilde Carøe Munkholm
Publication date 20.12.2016
Publisher SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd
Language Danish
ISSN 1396-1810
E-ISBN 978-87-7119-411-1
Nr. of pages 212
Publication No. 16:32
Department Vulnerable Children, Day Care and Schooling
keywords Addicts, Vulnerable groups
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Ditte Andersen

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DIRECT +45 33 48 09 13 EMAIL den@vive.dk

This publication is part of the project "Study of drug abuse from a user perspective"

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