From Resistance to Existence-Experiences of Medication-Assisted Treatment as Disclosed by People with Opioid Dependence
2015 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 36, no 12, 963-970 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
This study aimed to describe the lived experiences of participating in a medication-assisted treatment as disclosed by individuals with opioid dependence. Eleven narrative interviews were conducted and subjected to qualitative content analysis. The experiences of participating in the programme were described as a process from resistance to existence. The participants seized the chance to claim a life lived with dignity, struggled with hidden challenges, and eventually were freed from their pasts and were grateful for an existence with dignity. The recovery process was a long-term commitment and participants asked for a more individual and flexible process based on personal needs and values.
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2015. Vol. 36, no 12, 963-970 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114907DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1074769ISI: 000367612200005PubMedID: 26735504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-114907DiVA: diva2:911248