Socio-Cultural Approaches in the Prevention of Drug Relapse: A Study in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Asma Zafar, Aiaha Zafar, Muhammad Asim


Relapse is the restart the use of alcohol or other drugs after period of abstinence and is often accompanied by reinstatement of dependent symptoms. In Pakistan all the drug addiction control centre have a very high ratio relapse. The major causes of relapse are socio-economic, socio-cultural, family background, level of education, social environment and psychological condition. Relapse prevention is a set of therapeutic procedure employed cases of drug problems to help individual avoid or cope with lapses or relapses to un-controlled substance use. Majority of the respondents 82% become addict and relapse due to friends and bad company, 76% of the respondents were belonged from nuclear family system, Majority of 82% respondents become addict and relapse due to friends and bad company and 82% respondents were agreed that society play major role in spread of addiction and relapsing situation.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n2p287

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