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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Relapse coping strategies in young adults addicts: a quantitative study in Iran


1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
2 Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of ICU, Rasoul-E-Akram Hospital Complex, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Treatment Affairs, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Azmal
Department of Treatment Affairs, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.175111

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Background: Cognitive-behavioral coping approach is known as an effective strategy to preventing relapse. Its goal is to forget incompatible behaviors and replaces them with the compatible answers. Objectives: This study examines relapse coping strategies in young adults in selected substance abuse treatment centers in Iran. Patients and Methods: The present is a descriptive cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 70 self-referred young addicts (18-24 years). Adolescence Relapse Coping Questionnaire was used to assess relapse coping strategies. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data. Results: The findings revealed that 71.2% have experienced a relapse totally. It was hard to control the hypothetical high risk situation and they greatly wanted to use the substance (mean 7.39 of 10). Addicts have used of all three coping skills in "definitely would do" level. Conclusion: Enhancing self-efficacy through training coping skills, especially abstinence - focused coping skills to react properly in high risk situation can be useful.


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