Search for dissertations about: "drug abuse"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 51 swedish dissertations containing the words drug abuse.

  1. 1. Brain glycine receptors as a common target for alcohol and the relapse-preventing drug acamprosate - a preclinical study

    University dissertation from University of Gothenburg

    Author : Pei Pei Chau; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Fysiologi och farmakologi; Physiology and pharmacology; Farmakologisk forskning; Pharmacological research; Psykiatri; Psychiatry; Beroendelära; Addiction medicine; Alcoholism; Acamprosate; Glycine receptor; Preclinical study; Dopamine; Ethanol;

    Abstract : Alcohol abuse and dependence make up the most prevalent categories of substance use disorders in the world. Converging evidence from the current research group has identified two receptor populations, the glycine (GlyRs) and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in the mesolimbic dopamine system, as two potentially important targets for the development of new medication to treat alcohol dependence. READ MORE

  2. 2. Att förstå drogmissbruk. Praktiken, situationen, processen

    University dissertation from Arkiv förlag, Lund

    Author : Berit Andersson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1991]
    Keywords : context; life history; drug abuse; sociologi; multidimensional theory; sociology; process; practice; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : While the purpuse of the study is to understand drug abuse through experiences told by individuals in life history interviews, the analyses moves beyond the level of descriptive life history. The interview material is interpreted within a theoretical framework, where the multidimensional character of drug abuse is considered. READ MORE

  3. 3. Psychoanalytic Conceptions of the Mind in Drug Abusers: Methods Exploring Personality Disorders, Traits, and Defense Mechanisms

    University dissertation from Institutionen för Psykologi

    Author : Kristian Aleman; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2007]
    Keywords : Drug abuse; PD; psychosis; Psychology; Psykologi; DSM-III-R; psychoanalysis; KAPP; ASPD; DMTm; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The purpose of the present thesis was to explore the theoretical and clinical implications of personality disorders (PDs), personality traits, and defense mechanisms in drug abusers diagnosed with psychosis and PDs. The prospect was, via four empirical studies and one paper of discussing methodology, to increase the psychodynamic understanding, which might improve the precision in planning treatments for drug abusers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Enhancing Health Among Drug Users in Prison

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Psykologiska institutionen

    Author : Anne H Berman; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; drug use; prison; screening; auricular acupuncture; cognitive-behavioral treatment; psychiatric co-morbidity; existential issues; health; risk management; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi;

    Abstract : Four interrelated studies on drug users in prison are presented within the framework of a proposed model for approaching the enhancement of health for persons that builds on an existential view of prisoners’ needs, as well as the risk management and “good lives” perspectives. Risk management is the major focus in current offender rehabilitation based on research on “what works,” which has shown that focusing treatment on risk factors termed “criminogenic needs,” such as impulsivity, poor family relations and drug abuse, reduces recidivism by 10-15 percentage points. READ MORE

  5. 5. Synaptic plasticity in drug abuse disorders : Studies of the human post-mortem brain

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

    Author : Anna Ökvist; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2009]

    Abstract : Drug addiction is a chronic disorder characterized by craving and compulsive drug use despite adverse consequences and high rates of relapse during periods of abstinence. Therapeutic interventions for most addiction disorders are limited today, partly because the underlying neurobiology is still unknown. READ MORE