RELAPSE VULNERABILITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT AMONG DRUG ADDICTS: ROLE OF INTEGRATED SELF AS A PREDICTOR

Authors

  • Ghazala Fazaldad International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mussarat Jabeen Khan Department of Psychology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Minhal Chaudhary King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan

Keywords:

Integrated Self, Relapse Vulnerability, Psychological Adjustment, Drug Addicts, Addiction

Abstract

Background: Drug addiction can cause a physical and biological harm, causing problems in family structure, and can contribute to the delinquency and high rates of crimes in a society. The aim of this study was to test the association between integrated self, relapse vulnerability and psychological adjustment. Method: To measure the integrated self, a scale was constructed in first phase of the study. In second phase 400 psychometric properties of new scale were determined. Integrated Self Scale, AWARE Questionnaire and Psychological Adjustment Scales were used. Sample comprised of 200 male drug addicts using purposive convenient sampling. Drug addicts suffering from any psychotic illness were excluded from the sample. Results: Findings indicate a significant negative relationship of integrated self with relapse vulnerability and positive relationship with psychological adjustment. The integrated self acts as a predictor of relapse vulnerability and psychological adjustment. Graduate drug addicts have integrated self, low relapse vulnerability and show better psychological adjustment as compared to undergraduate drug addicts when compared on educational level. Conclusion: This study is beneficial in finding ways to enhance self-integration of drug addicts so that their drug relapse can be reduced and in turn they can experience better psychological adjustment.

Pak J Physiol 2023;19(4):42–5

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31-12-2023

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Fazaldad G, Khan MJ, Chaudhary M. RELAPSE VULNERABILITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT AMONG DRUG ADDICTS: ROLE OF INTEGRATED SELF AS A PREDICTOR. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Feb. 27];19(4):42-5. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1555