Different Social Support among Drug Addicts in Voluntary System and Compulsory System
Keywords:Social support, Drug rehabilitation, Voluntary system, Compulsory system
This descriptive research aims to study the differences in social support between voluntarily and compulsory rehabilitation systems of drug dependent persons. This sample comprised 181 voluntarily rehabilitation systems of drug dependent persons of the Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse treatment (PMNIDAT), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, and 152 compulsory rehabilitation systems of drug dependent persons of the drug dependent persons Rehabilitation Center, Department of Probation, Ministry of Justice. Analysis was done by Chi-Square test and Multiple logistic regression. The results of the study showed that the scores of social support of drug addicts in voluntary rehabilitation system were statistically significantly higher than those compulsory rehabilitation systems (p <0.05). It was found that those who received rehabilitation in voluntary systems had more social support than that compulsory rehabilitation 1.98 times. However, there were not significant difference in social support of age level, gender, marital status, occupation, income, reasons of using drugs, parental material status, and presence of other addict persons in family. The drugs dependent persons in voluntary system have more social support if they intent to quit drug, it is easier. Qualitative research should be conducted to know the details of the problems and the causes that affect social support. We should encourage the family to participate in the treatment of drug dependent persons seriously. The approach may be the knowledge of living together after leaving the treatment facility or helping to solve family problems etc.
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