Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Sep 2015)

Targeting khat or targeting Somalis? A discourse analysis of project evaluations on khat abuse among Somali immigrants in Scandinavia

  • Nordgren Johan

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 32, no. 4
pp. 375 – 394


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BACKGROUND – In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the use of the psychoactive plant khat is widely seen as a social and health problem exclusively affecting the Somali immigrant population. Several projects by governmental and municipal bodies and agencies have been initiated to reduce khat use and abuse within this target population.