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The Effect of Life Skills Training in Group and Behavior Change on Affective Health of People Addicted to Methamphetamine Crystal
Mansour Shakiba, Javad Shakiba, Hassan Sharifi, Maryam Shakiba , Rahele Rafaiee
, dr.shakibam@yahoo.com@gmail.com
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Background : Although various medical and psychological interventions have been used to treat addiction, addiction particularly methamphetamine addiction as a social, health and medical issues is still jeopardizing the human community. This study is aimed at determining the impact of teaching life skills and changing behavior on the emotional well-being of the individuals addicted to crystal methamphetamine.
Materials and Methods : This study was carried out using before-after plan with participation of 28 crystal methamphetamine addicts. In addition to receiving medical treatment, the intervention group patients obtained necessary trainings required for developing life skill and changing behavior during 15 sessions, whilst the control group received only the routine pharmacotherapy treatments and primary interventions. Then pretest and posttest scores of the two groups were compared.
Results : The mean score on emotional well-being by the intervention group is lower than that in control group after treatment (10.71<18.78) which was statistically significant. The history of dependence on methamphetamine, age, education, the times of quits, and the marital status had no impact on the extent of the influence of teaching life skills and behavior changes on the individuals’ emotional well-being.
Conclusion : Notwithstanding that addiction could influence various aspects of mental and emotional health of dependent people, teaching life skills and behavioral changes may lead to enhancement in their emotional well-being. Hence it is necessary to encourage these individuals to participate in group sessions of changing behavior and teaching life skills.
Keywords: Training, Behavior modification, Substances abuse, Crystal methamphetamine
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
* Corresponding Author Address: General Physician, Hatef Center for Substance Abuse, Educational Development Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
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Shakiba M, Shakiba J, Sharifi H, Shakiba M, Rafaiee R. The Effect of Life Skills Training in Group and Behavior Change on Affective Health of People Addicted to Methamphetamine Crystal. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (5) :6-10
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