Existential aspects of living with addiction - part I: meeting challenges.

  title={Existential aspects of living with addiction - part I: meeting challenges.},
  author={Lena Wiklund},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  volume={17 18},
AIM This paper aims to explore the existential aspects of living with addiction. BACKGROUND This study arises from data from a previous research project carried out by the author and takes as its point of departure the patient's perspective. Addiction is described as being related to traumatic experience and to loss of control, shame, guilt and low self-esteem, but also to spirituality. This causes profound suffering and drugs are used as a means of handling this suffering. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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