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Cocaine users in treatment programs

Monika Kalman (2013) Cocaine users in treatment programs. Diploma thesis.

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    My dissertation presents the counselling-therapy program from the view point of cocaine users. The theoretical part contains descriptions of the prevalence of cocaine use in the European Union and Slovenia, the trends of cocaine use, treatment programs and discussions on cocaine in Slovenia. The cognitive behavioural therapy, the motivational interview and the therapy for increasing motivation as a primary form of aid in the field of treating cocaine use are presented. Focus is then directed toward an approach of harm reduction caused by cocaine use and its peculiarities with an example of harm reduction abroad and toward a description of a Slovenian organisation with which I collaborated in order to write this dissertation. The empiric part contains a thorough analysis of two interviews with two cocaine users who are part of the program for harm reduction done by illegal drug use as I attempted to obtain a real, first-hand view from the other end of this treatment. I was interested in how they feel about being part of the program, what they like about it, what they would change and whether or not the program helps the participants create a vision for their future. The results of the analysis showed that the hazardous factors need to be removed in order to prevent the interviewees from returning to their old environment and fall in with their old company. The participants of the program try to work on themselves with the help of a therapist and together they tackle more personal issues. Both interviewees also stated that the program helps them set personal goals which help in forming a plan for the future.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: cocaine, cocaine users, harm reduction, counselling-therapy program, therapist
    Number of Pages: 35
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Matej SandeMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9775945)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1759
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 14:20
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 14:20
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1759

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