Counselling young cannabis users by text message

Ditte Laursen

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Resumé

This article presents the results of a study of two SMS services aimed at providing young people with information on cannabis and helping them to reduce their consumption of the drug. The attitude of the 12 participants in the study towards the SMS services is generally positive, but they prefer factual information to advice and counselling. The messages prompt reflection and awareness among the recipients, and their repetitive, serial nature plays a significant part in the process of change. This is especially true of the young people whose use of cannabis is recreational. For them, the SMS services offer a less demanding, potentially less confrontational alternative to traditional forms of counselling and treatment.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)646–665
ISSN1083-6101
StatusUdgivet - 2010

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Laursen, Ditte. / Counselling young cannabis users by text message. I: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 2010 ; Bind 15, Nr. 4. s. 646–665.
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Counselling young cannabis users by text message. / Laursen, Ditte.

I: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Bind 15, Nr. 4, 2010, s. 646–665.

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