The Social Sciences

Year: 2020
Volume: 15
Issue: 4
Page No. 157 - 160

The Dynamics of Social Life of Former Drug Addicts

Authors : Radhiah , Muh. Tahir Kasnawi, Ahmad M. Sewang and Andi Ihsan

Abstract: The aim of this study was to obtain in-depth information about the analysis why the former drug addicts who have been rehabilitated relapse. This study was a qualitative study using the phenomenological approach in which this approach derived from the philosophy of Edmund Husseri who believes that the starting point of a person’s knowledge is the experience of a phenomenon or symptom. The key issue of this phenomenological research was how the social life of former drug addicts after they are rehabilitated is formed. The phenomenological study is also called social definition approach in this research in which there is a treatment given to former drug addicts who have been rehabilitated because they are people who can create a social life creatively by interpreting their actions. They are not passive individuals and they have the chance and the opportunity to be free based on the experience and knowledge that already exist in their thoughts. In collecting the data, researchers acted as a research instrument. The data were obtained from the two data sources, the documents and information. The data were gathered through passive participant observation in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. The data were then analyzed using the techniques of exploratory analysis or analysis of field data. The results showed that the concept of the dynamics of former drug addicts after they are rehabilitated is that internal factor such as motivation and external factors consisting of family, social environment and friends can contribute to the recurrence of former drug addicts after they do social interaction and social action in social life. The natural treatments that are synergized with religion and education skills are the solution for the former drug addicts to change their mindset and behavior to be recovered or clean (no relapse).

How to cite this article:

Radhiah , Muh. Tahir Kasnawi, Ahmad M. Sewang and Andi Ihsan, 2020. The Dynamics of Social Life of Former Drug Addicts. The Social Sciences, 15: 157-160.

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