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The importance of different arenas and networks for youth binge drinking and the use of illicit drugs. WHY?. Social worker for 20 years Detached outreach work ( fältare , utekontakten , SSP) Lecturer PhD student. Research questions, article 1.

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The importance of different arenas and networks for youth binge drinking and the use of illicit drugs

Birgitta Ander 27/8 2012


WHY? binge drinking and the use of illicit drugs

  • Social worker for 20 years

  • Detached outreach work (fältare, utekontakten, SSP)

  • Lecturer

  • PhD student

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Research questions article 1
Research questions, article 1 binge drinking and the use of illicit drugs

  • What is the importance of different arenas for youth interaction in binge drinking and use of illicit drugs

  • The importance of the social networks in- and outside these arenas

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Article 1
Article 1 binge drinking and the use of illicit drugs

  • Interviews carried out in three municipalities, two of them with under 15.000 inhabitants and the third in a medium sized municipality

  • Interviews with 28 persons between 15-18 (under legal age for alcohol drinking)

  • Interviews mostly conducted in Youth centers (fritidsgårdar)

  • Ethnology (?)

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Article 1 background
Article 1, background binge drinking and the use of illicit drugs

  • Autumn-11, meeting with different groups of youth workers in the Jönköping region

  • Autumn -11, short survey to “fältare” around the country

  • Spring-12 national conference for “fältare”

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Findings from interviews surveys and meetings work in progress
Findings from interviews, surveys and meetings (work in progress)

  • The “street” arenas for binge drinking has moved into the homes

  • Very few admit having used illegal drugs or having knowledge

  • Professional youth workers no longer have (easy) access to the indoor arenas

  • Parents knowledge ?

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Arenas
Arenas progress)

  • Houses or apartments,

  • Barbequeplaces, sometimes it is ok to drink there (grillplatser)

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Network
Network progress)

  • Friends

  • Absent grown ups

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Control
Control progress)

  • Total control over where, with whom, what and how much you drink

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  • progress)the grownups think that of course, youth stay out on the streets, but what the f,,, youth today is not that stupid. Me and my pals we use to plan our parties in advance, we can plan several days ahead and write lists of who are invited, what is allowed to do or not, for instance if you pick a fight we will report you to the police, we plan days ahead”

  • Boy 17

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Money
Money progress)

  • Expensive, pubs or “Systembolaget”

  • Easier and cheaper buying from illegal smugglers

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  • progress)No, I want to want to know at least a week in advance so that I can plan, not just “Now I want to get drunk”, I think of money, can I afford to get drunk, if I can´t then I don´t drink”

  • Girl 16

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New arenas my own thoughts
New arenas, my own thoughts progress)

  • Control

  • In bigger municipalities the city center is taken over by grownups (uteserveringar), in smaller places there are few pubs/restaurants

  • Tired of professional and voluntary adults out on the “streets”

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  • progress)it is kind of sad that I am only 16 and already have all this experience”

  • Girl 16

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