publication . Article . 2017

The Swedish Drug Problem: Conceptual understanding and Problem Handling, 1839-2011

Edman, Johan; Olsson, Börje;
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  • Published: 12 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Sweden
Aim To analyse the Swedish drug question by examining dominant concepts used to portray the problem in the years 1839-2011. Theoretically, we understand these concepts as ideological tools that shape the political initiatives and administrative efforts to deal with the problem. The study is based on two kinds of source material: articles in medical journals from the years 1839-1964 and public reports on vagrancy, the alcohol problem, mental health and the drug problem from the years 1882-2011. Findings During the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century the drug problem remained an individual problem handled by doctors. When the Swedish dru...
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free text keywords: Health Policy, Health(social science), Sweden, history, 20th century, 19th century, drug problem, concepts, Sweden, history, 20th century, 19th century, drug problem, concepts, Sociology, Sociologi, Substance Abuse, Beroendelära, Social psychology, Drug problem, Psychology, Substance abuse, medicine.disease, medicine, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, lcsh:Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, lcsh:HV1-9960, lcsh:Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, lcsh:HN1-995
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Funded by
Addictions and Lifestyles In Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addictions Project
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 266813
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | SSH
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