The Resilience of Former Drug Users (A Case Study on Former Cannabis Users)
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- Resilience, former drug users, cannabis
Drug abuse is one of the most threatening issues of human life today as a result of lifestyle changes that make individuals susceptible to psychological problems. Resilience is necessary in order to prevent individuals from using drugs and relapse. The purpose of this study was to find out how is the image of resilience in former cannabis users in early adulthood. The research approach used is qualitative with case study techniques. The subjects of the study is a former cannabis user in early adulthood age, who has stopped using drugs for 2 years, and is living in Malang. The validity check of the data findings is done by using the informant. The results showed that subject generally had a fairly good resilience after quitting cannabis. His resilience was formed by his knowledge about the effects of using cannabis on health, and he has a strong self-discipline although sometimes in some ways it is easily influenced by others. Several risk factors that may affect the resilience of former cannabis users in this study are that they are not able to control their emotions well so when they are faced with a problem, they often show an emotional coping strategy that tends to be difficult in making decisions appropriately.
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TY - CONF AU - Nixie Devina Rahmadiani AU - Firdaus Yuni Hartatik PY - 2019/03 DA - 2019/03 TI - The Resilience of Former Drug Users (A Case Study on Former Cannabis Users) BT - Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 39 EP - 42 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.9 DO - 10.2991/acpch-18.2019.9 ID - Rahmadiani2019/03 ER -