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University West, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Programme.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Programme.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Factors affecting relapse into drug abuse among young people (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Drugs have been around for ages. Previous studies show that drug use among young people is a problem that exists in large parts of the world. In Europe, 11.2% of young adults aged 15-24 have used cannabis in 2011. A survey conducted in Swedish schools shows that drug abuse is the number of students using drug increase but consumption is increasing. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe factors that affect relapse in drug abuse among young people. Method: A literature review of 10 scientific articles from the years 2003 to 2015 were used in which various factors that affect relapse in adolescents discerned.

Results: The factors that affect a relapse can vary from individual to individual and therefore it is difficult to point out one single factor. The factors found to counteract a relapse is physical health, physical activity, treatment and the environment surrounding youth including engagement of family. Conclusions: The interaction of influencing factors is complex and indicates that no factor alone can be considered as anti-relapse into drug abuse. The study shows that several factors need to cooperate to prevent a relapse, such as the environment and the emotional state of the youth. Interacting factors have been shown to minimize the risk of recurrence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Drugs, drug abuse, health, relapse, youth
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8841Local ID: EVX500OAI: diva2:886090
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Socialpsykiatrisk vård
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2015-12-22Bibliographically approved

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