Family Support as an Intervention Strategy in Drug Addiction Recovery
Mohd Hussin, Abdul Halim, Islamic Science University of Malaysia;
Abdullah, Mardziah Hayati, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
study examined the impact of intensive and ongoing family support
as the common denominator in the recovery process of addicts
who had undergone treatment. Elements and forms of support
as intervention strategies to help recovering addicts maintain
stability were identified. An analysis of family support factors
for 25 successfully recovering addicts was conducted using
factor-rating techniques. The factors included emotional support,
psychological support, physical support, and vocational support.
Levels and strength of support were measured for time spent,
quality of interaction, and commitment of family members. This
study also looked at psycho-education given to family members
by helpers or counselors as a factor in determining the successful
involvement of family members in the intervention process.
The findings suggest that family support in the intervention
process, enhanced by psycho-education, contributes to a higher
rate of recovery success among addicts.