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Rusmisbruk, angst og depresjon etter 10 år: En prospektiv undersøkelse av stoffmisbrukere med og uten LAR-behandling

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Substance abuse, anxiety and depression after 10 years: A prospective study of drug users in and outside OMT treatment AIMS - The national Opiate Maintenance Treatment (OMT) program in Norway started officially in 1998. The same year a treatment study was initiated, including the most used treatment measures for drug users in Norway. The main aim in the present study was to investigate the prevalence of live OMT patients in the total sample after 10 years, and to compare the outcome of primarily substance abuse, anxiety and depression among OMT patients versus non-OMT patients. DESIGN & METHODS - Four hundred and seven patients, in Oslo and the nearby regions, who started in 16 different in- and outpatients programs, were followed from intake to treatment and during ten years (1998-2009). Patients in the sample were interviewed after one, two, seven and ten years, and they were divided into three different treatment groups: inpatient residency for grown-ups, outpatient psychiatric youth teams and youths living in collectives. Data was collected through use of EuropASI and HSCL-25 at all follow-ups. RESULTS - After ten years 15 % were deceased. Of the 333 persons left, 73 % (n=248) were interviewed after ten years. Forty percent (n=99) were then in OMT. After ten years there were no gender differences regarding attendance to OMT, but the OMT-group was older (30 vs .28 yrs, p<0.05), and they used more benzodiazepines (p<0.000) and cannabis (p<0.01) than the others. The OMT-group reported to a larger extent more anxiety and depression throughout the total observation period than the non OMT participants. Use of heroin and criminality were significantly reduced in both groups. CONCLUSIONS - In spite of reduced use of heroin, the OMT patients seemed to have more difficulties in reducing the use of benzodiazepines and cannabis, whereas the anxiety and depression scores were high and stable through the total observation time.

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Likegyldighetens tvetydighet: Overdosedødsfall etter rusmiddelbehandling

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Ambiguous indifference – fatal overdoses among marginalized drug users after discharge from inpatient treatment

BACKGROUND – In the European context, Norway is one of the countries with the highest overdose-related mortality rate. Research proves that the risk of overdose mortality among marginalized drug users is particularly high during the first weeks after discharge from inpatient treatment. AIM – It is therefore interesting to investigate whether there might be a connection between marginalization and treatment culture to understand fatale overdoses after discharge from inpatient treatment.

DESIGN & METHODS – The case study is based on a previous field study connected to the death register. The study focuses on a single individual, Sam, and his treatment process. Data is analyzed in the light of a cultural analytical perspective.

RESULTS – The results shows how the treatment system can be a social arena for institutional exclusion and marginalization that aggravate the person’s self-esteem and life situation. One central aspect of the process of treatment was that it generated indifference. Sam’s treatment motivation developed into treatment indifference. In the last part of the article, the author discusses indifference as a risk aspect of overdose mortality after discharged from treatment. It is not possible to conclude if Sam’s overdose death was an accident or suicide. However, in the light of action theory the case shows that indifference can be a central aspect of both an unintentional and intentional overdose. Sam’s death can be understood in the light of the concept ambiguous indifference.

CONCLUSION – The case shows that there may be a relationship between marginality, treatment culture and overdose mortality. Cultural and structural aspects of the treatment system put Sam in an empty and risky situation that probably contributed to his death. In a comparison of risk situations in this case-history with recent research on treatment system, we can see several worrisome resemblances considering overdose mortality after discharge from inpatient treatment.

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Problematic Alcohol Use and Problem Gambling: Associations to Structural and Functional aspects of Social Ties in a Finnish Population Sample

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A multidimensional analysis of spatial order in public spaces: a case study of the town Morąg, Poland

the results of the field inventory of the Old Town district in Morąg. A multidimensional analysis of public space quality was conducted with the use of a self-designed method, and the results were visualised in the above map, a survey of local community members who were asked to evaluate the quality of public spaces and their quality of life with reference to the definition of quality of life proposed by the World Health Organisation (details are presented in subsections 2.4. and 3.2). 2.3 Field inventory The Old Town district in Morąg abounds in public

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Factors in the Design of Good Toys for Kids Aged 0-3 Years

.5901/mjss.2013.v4n3p317 Issararat, I. (2018). “Legal measures on safety of toys” . Graduate Law Journal Thammasat University. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/gradlawtujournal/article/view/138388/117569 Kim, G.(2011). “Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services” . Retrieved from https://www.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=yH6Aqr5zKJEC&oi=fnd&pg=PR23&dq=human-centered+design+methods&ots=IHJz56Gkrj&sig=JvxOub8FfZWNb3SxvzbCmuvciTg KritWan, K. (2014) “psychology research” UdonThani Rajabhat

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Matrix FMEA Analysis of the Flow Control Valve

Stock, M.E., Stone, R.B., Tumer, I.Y., 2003. Going back in time to improve design: the elemental function-failure design method. DETCʼ03 ASME 2003 Design Engineering Technical Conference, Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago, ASME. Domagala, M., Momeni, H., Domagala-Fabis, J., Filo, G., Krawczyk, M., 2018a. Simulation of Cavitation Erosion in a Hydraulic Valve . Materials Research Proceedings, 5, 1-6. DOI: 10.21741/9781945291814-1 Domagala, M., Momeni, H., Domagala-Fabis, J., Filo, G., Kwiatkowski, D., 2018b. Simulation of

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Matrix Fmea Analysis as a Preventive Method for Quality Design of Hydraulic Components

methods . Tribologia, 49 (2), 33-38. Fabis-Domagala, J., Filo, G., Domagala, M., Momeni, H., 2018. Quality management tools used in the function failure design method . 33 rd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development. Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency, Varazdin, Croatia, 552-560. Filo, G., Fabis-Domagala, J., Domagala, M., Lisowski, E., Momeni, H., 2018. The idea of fuzzy logic usage in a sheet-based FMEA analysis of mechanical systems . MATEC Web Conf., 183, art. 03009. Gadek-Moszczak, A., Pietraszek, J

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