Use and Misuse in Sweden - Experiences, Attitudes, Opinions

Project leader

Funding source

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2003
End date: 31/12/2004
Funding: 1700000 SEK


The Swedish alcohol and drug culture is not what it used to be. We need a new "map" for these practices, if e.g. preventive strategies are to be useful and successful. Attitudes to and narratives of experiences related to the use of alcohol and drugs are important sources for research in this field, particularly when you are searching for indicators of alcohol or drug related problems. It is also as important to study how alcohol and drug policy is interpreted and finds resonance in the general population.

The main aim for the project is to study the informal regulation, the culturally or category defined (sex, age, class) boundaries for and the context of Swedish contemporary alcohol and drug culture, and to relate the results to data from previous decades as well as from other countries and cultures. At two previous occasions (1979, 1995), almost identical surveys in this field were used in Sweden and included for Nordic comparative analyses. In the present project a third survey, a replication of these two, will be carried through. In addition, previously collected survey data will be used for analyses. The project is linked to a group of researchers, for comparative analyses between the Nordic countries, but also to GENACIS (Gender, Alcohol and Culture: an International Study) - which includes both an EU based study and analyses of global range.

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