The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Page No. 2163 - 2167

Addiction Relapse among Iranian Men the Role of Resiliency and Social Support

Authors : Behzad Karami-Matin, Majid Barati, Ebadollah Bavandpour, Abouzar Keshavarzi, Razieh Pirouzeh and Mohammad Mahboubi

Abstract: Addiction is one of the major problems in human societies and relapse of addiction is most challenge in addiction treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of relapse and examine the relationship of resiliency and social support on relapse among sample of Iranian addict. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Kermanshah, Iran, 2015. A total of 250 male opiate addicts, who were referred to addiction treatment centers for receiving methadone maintenance treatment, were randomly selected to participate voluntarily in the study. Participants filled out a standard questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 21 using bivariate correlations, t-test and ANOVA statistical tests at 95% significant level. The participants’ age ranged from 20-50 years with a mean age of 31.20 (SD = 7.34) years. Mean initiation age for substance abuse was 14.90 years. Almost, 50.7% of participants was reported had relapse in the past 6 month. Furthermore was a significant relationship between relapse with resiliency (p = 0.001) and social support (p = 0.002). Our findings indicated social support and resiliency was low among addicts and seems necessary to designing and implementing of intervention for increase social support and resiliency for addicts could be beneficial results for the relapse prevention.

How to cite this article:

Behzad Karami-Matin, Majid Barati, Ebadollah Bavandpour, Abouzar Keshavarzi, Razieh Pirouzeh and Mohammad Mahboubi, 2016. Addiction Relapse among Iranian Men the Role of Resiliency and Social Support. The Social Sciences, 11: 2163-2167.

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