The main purpose of this project is, to study how drug users experience the transition from residen-tial treatment to the everyday life, they return to after drug abuse treatment. Firstly is an introduc-tion to the drug treatment field, to set the frame of the study and to understand what influence the life of a drug user. The project is based on conversations with two drug users, who have received treatment in order to become drug-free and afterwards have had a relapse into drug-use. The pur-pose of these conversations is, to understand what happened when the users return to their everyday life after treatment, in a different setting and context. Furthermore two conversations with two pro-fessionals are included to give, a more nuanced perspective on the lives of the drug users. The con-versations are analysed based on critical psychology theory. The theory is based on the Ger-man/Danish tradition and includes primarily literature by Klaus Holzkamp (1998) and Ole Dreier (2009; 2011).
Subsequently, we discuss whether to be clean should be the main purpose of all types of treatment or if a drug user can be stabilised or integrated in the community while using a substitute drug. Fur-ther it is discussed how conditions (in a critical psychology understanding) can have different meanings than intended.
The conclusion of this project is, that the conditions in the transition to the drug-free everyday life consist of contradictory meanings. The conditions that are supposed to help drug users become drug-free limit the subjects’ possibilities of achieving a drug-free life.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2016|
|Vejledere||Bettina Christel Hjortholt|
- kritisk psykologi