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Lilja, John
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Sundin, M. & Lilja, J. (2019). Substance use and strategies to avoid relapses following treatment: A narrative approach with clients undertaking a twelve-step program in Sweden. Journal of Substance Use, 24(2), 125-129
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Substance use and strategies to avoid relapses following treatment: A narrative approach with clients undertaking a twelve-step program in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Journal of Substance Use, ISSN 1465-9891, E-ISSN 1475-9942, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 125-129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: There is a need for a better understanding of clients who undergo treatment for substance use, especially to avoid relapse. Aims: To identify our clients’ discourses which led to their substance problems and to determine those discursive strategies which have kept them sober.

Method: A total of 14 participants at a Swedish municipally-operated treatment program were interviewed about their childhood, teenage years, early experiences with substance, how they recognized they had substance problems, found out about treatment, adopted strategies to maintain sober and whether they noticed identity changes during treatment.

Results: Participants saw themselves as the main actors in their life stories even although professional support was one of the important factors in the change to a sober life style. The group mentioned different causes of substance problems such as adverse childhood experiences and loss of stable life patterns; a variety of reasons for seeking treatment, here “turning points” as keeping job and support from others; and different strategies to avoid relapses such as avoiding places where there was alcohol, being frank about their alcohol problems, focusing on one day at a time, attending AA meetings, avoiding romanticizing about alcohol, and participating in new activities and in a government-controlled personal savings program.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2019
Keywords
Addiction, rehabilitation, relapse, substance use, treatment
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28665 (URN)10.1080/14659891.2018.1523959 (DOI)000458166300003 ()2-s2.0-85055509025 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2019-08-09Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., von Braun, T. & Lilja, J. (2014). Multidimensionell analys inom socialt arbete och förståelsen av hälsa och välbefinnande i samhället: arbetsliv som en coping-strategi. In: Fereshteh Ahmadi & Sam Larsson (Ed.), Hälsa, livsmiljö och arbetsliv: ur ett socialt arbete-perspektiv (pp. 115-158). Gävle: Gävle University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multidimensionell analys inom socialt arbete och förståelsen av hälsa och välbefinnande i samhället: arbetsliv som en coping-strategi
2014 (Swedish)In: Hälsa, livsmiljö och arbetsliv: ur ett socialt arbete-perspektiv / [ed] Fereshteh Ahmadi & Sam Larsson, Gävle: Gävle University Press , 2014, p. 115-158Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2014
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18767 (URN)978-91-977592-8-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., von Braun, T. & Lilja, J. (2013). A multidimensional model for narrative analysis of substance use-related dependency. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1306-1316
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A multidimensional model for narrative analysis of substance use-related dependency
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1306-1316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the possibilities and limitations of using a narrative method as a framework within a multidimensional model for exploring and analyzing the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. It is posited that a multidimensional model, based on narrative reasoning, can give a more detailed and specific understanding of substance users, who represent a heterogeneous population of people, and of substance use-related dependency problems. Such a model describes and analyses the drug-use related problems in a manner that provides holistic and important information and knowledge about the person by contextual and situation interaction processes which are involved in the use/misuse of alcohol and drugs. Tentative conclusions and unresolved critical issues are considered.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
mind, multidimensional model, narrative method, narrative research, dependency, addiction, identity, self alcoholic self, drug self, sober self
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16201 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.814980 (DOI)000325360400004 ()2-s2.0-84885648910 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., von Braun, T., Lilja, J., Sjöblom, Y. & Hamilton, D. (2013). A self-theoretical perspective on the use-misuse of alcohol and drugs based on qualitative and narrative data. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1317-1335
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A self-theoretical perspective on the use-misuse of alcohol and drugs based on qualitative and narrative data
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2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1317-1335Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses different self-theoretical perspectives of the self that are of importance in the analysis of the use and misuse of alcohol and psychoactive drugs. The self-theories considered here include cognitive, psychodynamic, transpersonal, and social constructivist perspectives. A multidimensional perspective focusing on the connection between identity structures and analyzing the use/misuse of alcohol and psychoactive drugs is presented. The article argues for a self-theoretical analysis based on narrative data in order to reach an in-depth understanding of the use and misuse of alcohol and psychoactive drugs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
Identity, self-theoretical perspectives, use and misuse of alcohol and drugs, dependency, dependency-related problems, self-reports on alcohol abuse
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16202 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.814982 (DOI)000325360400005 ()2-s2.0-84885608468 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Lilja, J., Larsson, S., von Braun, T. & Sjöblom, Y. (2013). Discussion about narrative methods as a strategy for investigating and understanding the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1438-1446
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discussion about narrative methods as a strategy for investigating and understanding the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1438-1446Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Preliminary and tentative conclusions concerning theoretical and methodological issues about narrative methods and their use as a research strategy for investigating and understanding the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs are presented. The treatment methods that are influenced by narrative strategies as well as this tool's limitations are noted. The article focuses particularly on approaches based on, and influenced by, psychology, sociology and social work when conducting narrative research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
narrative methods, narrative research, use-misuse of alcohol and drugs
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16205 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.815025 (DOI)000325360400015 ()2-s2.0-84885620936 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., Lilja, J., von Braun, T. & Sjöblom, Y. (2013). General theoretical perspectives of narrative analysis of substance use-related dependency. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1294-1305
Open this publication in new window or tab >>General theoretical perspectives of narrative analysis of substance use-related dependency
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1294-1305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides a short introduction to, and an overview for, using narrative analysis in the understanding of the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. Important theoretical and methodological dimensions are discussed. Some tentative conclusions, limitations, and unresolved critical issues concerning the use of narrative research methods in the analysis of substance use-related dependency problems are also presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
narrative methods, narrative research, dependency, self-narratives, substance use-related dependency
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16200 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.815537 (DOI)000325360400003 ()2-s2.0-84885630170 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., Lilja, J., von Braun, T. & Sjöblom, Y. (2013). Introduction: Using narrative research methods for the analysis of use and misuse of alcohol and drugs. Substance Use & Misuse, 48(13), 1286-1293
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Using narrative research methods for the analysis of use and misuse of alcohol and drugs
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, p. 1286-1293Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
Research methodology, psychiatric research, substance abuse, narratives
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16199 (URN)10.3109/10826084.2013.814979 (DOI)000325360400002 ()2-s2.0-84885587205 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narrative Methods in Understanding the Use and Misuse of Alcohol and Drugs: Substance Use and Misuse, Special Issue
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013. p. 164
Series
Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1532-2491 ; 48:13
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16197 (URN)
Note

Gästredaktörskap för specialnummer av tidskriften Substance Use & Misuse

Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., von Braun, T. & Lilja, J. (2012). En multidimensionell modell för analys av bruk och beroende av alkohol och droger. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift (3-4), 151-169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En multidimensionell modell för analys av bruk och beroende av alkohol och droger
2012 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, no 3-4, p. 151-169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The chapter presents a multidimensional model where alcohol and drug use-misuse is considered as a multifactorial bio-psychosocial process. The multidimensional model describes the complexity of factors that contribute to alcohol and drug usemisuse and how this makes its study very challenging. The theoretical model considers many dimensions related to different intrapersonal and extra-personal factors affecting alcohol- and drug use-misuse.

The intrapersonal influences include processes contributing to personal differences in alcohol and drug use. The focus is especially on neurobiological processes, personality, affective states, including, cognitive motivation or expectancies as behavioral motivators. Extra-personal influences consider demographics, environmental, social and sociocultural factors.

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16196 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., Lilja, J. & von Braun, T. (2012). Inledning till temanummer. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift (3-4), 146-150
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning till temanummer
2012 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, no 3-4, p. 146-150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16195 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
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