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Codéine sur ordonnance : le point de vue des consommateurs

Abstract : The immediately effective decree of the 12th of July 2017 prohibiting the over-the-counter sale of codeine has had an important impact on the community of consumers of this drug. Some consumers have chosen to express themselves online, particularly on the forum “Psychoactif”. There, they talk not only about their feelings regarding the decree, but also about the methods they use to cope with it. The goal of this qualitative descriptive retroactive non-directive thesis was to list these emotions and coping methods mentioned by the consumers. Indeed, real-time exchanges between users represent a unique research topic, allowing the researcher to showcase the statements from people that are directly impacted by the decree, to evaluate their global feeling in regard to it, and to list the methods they use to cope with it. The users’ verbatim were collected from the topic “Codeine’s last hour of glory?” from the 12th of July to the 12th of October 2017. Next, they were coded by using the double-coding method, and analyzed by using the grounded theory and Prochaska’s and DiClemente’s motivational cycle. Regarding the emotions described by codeine users, they are mostly negative, such as feeling of being judged, anger, fear, sadness or disgust. Regarding the coping methods used by the consumers, use of another substance, OST, medical prescription, progressive or brutal withdrawal, black market, lying to the doctor or cheating in order to obtain a prescription for codeine are mentioned. The predominance of negative emotions can be explained by the fact that the users are forced to enter the cycle of Prochaska and DiClemente directly in the “action” phase, without having experienced the prior phases. The withdrawal process is upset, and the coping methods used during the emergency phase immediately following the entry into force of the decree, may be unsuitable for a lasting withdrawal. These results offer a unique perspective on the codeine users’ needs and expectations. They allow not only to set up structures needed for the ulterior medical care for these patients, but also to improve the managing of substance users if a similar text of law were to enter into force.
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Palina Dzeraviashka. Codéine sur ordonnance : le point de vue des consommateurs. Microbiologie et Parasitologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02519918⟩



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