ASSESSING THE RECOVERY LEVELS OF DRUG ADDICTS IN REHABILITATION CENTERS USING DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY INSTRUMENTS

  • Norashida S. R Faculty of Applied Social Science, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 21300 Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
  • Lukman, Z. M Faculty of Applied Social Science, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 21300 Kuala Nerus, Malaysia

Abstract

Abstract: Drug addiction recovery is a fundamental factor in helping drug users restart normal life and get back into society. It is also a vital stage of drug treatment, as it can be an indication or evidence of whether the procedures used during treatment are suitable for helping addicts with drug problems. This study focuses on identifying the level of recovery of drug addicts undergoing rehabilitation treatment at CCRC Besut quantitatively based on the built DART instrument. The Drug Addiction Recovery Test (DART) consists of four main components: drug dependency, relapse, drug resiliency, and mental strength. Every component has 20 items, so the total number of items in DART is 80. A total of 123 treated addicts in the Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) in Besut were chosen as survey respondents. Study data was analysed using descriptive analysis for each component. As for the level of recovery, the study showed that 52% of the respondents were fully discharged from the CCRC, 37% could be released as outpatients, 9% of respondents could not be released and needed to be monitored, and 2% could not be released and needed to be given intensive treatment. The study proves that the instrument can be used to measure the recovery level of addicts treated at the CCRC. Additionally, this instrument would be able to help government institutions, especially the CCRC, treat the drug addiction crisis effectively in the future.

Keywords: Addiction Recovery; Drug Dependency; Drug Possible Relapse; Drug Resiliency; Client Mental Strength

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Published
2023-10-30
How to Cite
S. R, N., & Z. M, L. (2023). ASSESSING THE RECOVERY LEVELS OF DRUG ADDICTS IN REHABILITATION CENTERS USING DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY INSTRUMENTS. Asian People Journal (APJ), 6(2), 180-187. https://doi.org/10.37231/apj.2023.6.2.414