The background for this thesis is the establishment of at new unit for substance abusers at Stovnerskogen nursing home.
This paper looks at the process towards the new unit and how the results were after the first two years.
The results are measured both with patient data taken from existing statistics and through the level of satisfication among the staff, with data from a specially designed questionnaire.
After two years the patients’ health has improved, as well as the satisfaction and the competence among the staff.
Key words: Substance abuse, nursing home, Stovnerskogen, Oslo municipality.