Thresholds in a low-threshold setting: an empirical study of barriers in a centre for people with drug problems and mental health disorders.

@article{EdlandGryt2013ThresholdsIA,
  title={Thresholds in a low-threshold setting: an empirical study of barriers in a centre for people with drug problems and mental health disorders.},
  author={Marit Edland-Gryt and Astrid Helene Skatvedt},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={257-64}
}
BACKGROUND Some services for drug users with mental health disorders can be characterised as low-threshold services. These aim at making help easily accessible for people who are not able to request help from services at higher levels. In this study we examine what kind of thresholds are experienced by clients at a low-threshold centre. METHODS Ethnographic field work, including participant observation, individual interviews and focus group interviews with clients and staff in a low-threshold… CONTINUE READING

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