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Socio-Demographic Profile, Personality Profile and Resilience Among Patients With Substance Use Disorder


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1 Department of Psychiatry, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Open Universit, New Delhi, India
     

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The abuse of drugs ts an international problem which affects almost every country m the world, and same ts the case with Kashmir. Drug abuse ts increasing day by day m Kashmir resulting in number of patients being admitted daily for drug deaddiction m Kashmir The present study was designed to assess socio-demographic background, personality, and resilience among such patients. A sample of 30 male patients diagnosed as having substance use disorder were selected by using purposive sampling method from the drugde-addiction centre. Socio-demographic data sheet, 16 PF questionnaire and The Conner Davidson Resilience Scale was used to assess personality and resilience among patients. The result findings revealed that most of the patients belonged to high income nuclear families having age below 25 years, and were unmarried and illiterate. Most common substance abused was cannabis. Most of the patients were having personality factors like Less intelligent, self-sufficient, experimenting and affected by feelings. Resilience factors were found to have helped m rehabilitation. The study helps to find the pattern of drug abuse across different socio-demographic variables in Kashmir as well as the personality factors which predispose for such problem. This understanding can be quite useful in prevention and management of drug abuse.

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Subastance Use Disorder, Kashmir, Personality, Resilience, Sociodemographic Profile.
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Aijaz Ahmad
Department of Psychiatry, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Mohd Altaf
Department of Psychiatry, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Tahseen Jan
Department of Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Open Universit, New Delhi, India
Saima Hassan
Department of Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Open Universit, New Delhi, India
Rifat Majeed
Department of Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Open Universit, New Delhi, India
Nasir Ahmad
Department of Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Open Universit, New Delhi, India

Abstract


The abuse of drugs ts an international problem which affects almost every country m the world, and same ts the case with Kashmir. Drug abuse ts increasing day by day m Kashmir resulting in number of patients being admitted daily for drug deaddiction m Kashmir The present study was designed to assess socio-demographic background, personality, and resilience among such patients. A sample of 30 male patients diagnosed as having substance use disorder were selected by using purposive sampling method from the drugde-addiction centre. Socio-demographic data sheet, 16 PF questionnaire and The Conner Davidson Resilience Scale was used to assess personality and resilience among patients. The result findings revealed that most of the patients belonged to high income nuclear families having age below 25 years, and were unmarried and illiterate. Most common substance abused was cannabis. Most of the patients were having personality factors like Less intelligent, self-sufficient, experimenting and affected by feelings. Resilience factors were found to have helped m rehabilitation. The study helps to find the pattern of drug abuse across different socio-demographic variables in Kashmir as well as the personality factors which predispose for such problem. This understanding can be quite useful in prevention and management of drug abuse.

Keywords


Subastance Use Disorder, Kashmir, Personality, Resilience, Sociodemographic Profile.