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Gaming with life. The construction of clients in swedish methadone maintenance treatment.

Författare och institution:
Frida Petersson (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
XVII World Congress of Sociology.Sociology on the move. Gothenburg, Sweden. 11-17 july, 2010. International sociological association (ISA). , 2010 ( Book of abstracts ) s. 368-369
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
After decades of conflict & disagreement methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) was finally accepted & recommended in Sweden in 2004. However, it remains a highly questioned & controversial. Thresholds for gaining access are high & control policies strict within the programmes. Supplementary drug use results in six months’ suspension, which is claimed to be medically necessary. Random urine tests delivered under surveillance are mandatory, allegedly as security measures in the clients’ best interest, no matter how long they have been in the programme. My addresses the question on how these rules & policies are motivated & applied in everyday practice, & how the clients respond & react. The ultimate aim is to explore how institutional identities are achieved, performed & negotiated in the context of MMT, through observations &interviews with patients and professionals at three Swedish methadoneclinics. This paper focuses the practice in a Swedish methadone setting & shows how “the methadone client” is being constructed in strictly institutional terms, using well-established binary identities, such as male-female, “hardcore”-“socially stable” and “victim”-“villain”.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
opiatmissbruk, heroinmissbruk, substitutionsbehandling, metadon, buprenorfin
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2010-09-03 12:10

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