Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016
An Exploratory Study to Identify the Risk Factors for Relapse in Patients with Alcohol Dependence following Abstinence in Selected Drug de Addiction and Rehabilitation Centers of New Delhi, India
Binu Thomas | Bindu Shaiju  | Veena Sharma 
Abstract: This study aimed to identify the risk factors for relapse in patients with alcohol dependence following abstinence. The study objectives were to identify the risk factors and risk level for relapse in patients with alcohol dependence following abstinence, to find out the motivational factors for quitting alcohol and the relationship between the risk factors for relapse and selected demographic variables. An exploratory survey design included 60 patients attending four drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centres in Delhi, India, using purposive sampling technique. Data collected through structured interview schedule was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results revealed that most of the samples were at moderate risk for relapse. Significant relationship was found between the risk factors for relapse and age of the study subjects, with most of the study subjects in age group of 29-39 years falling in the high risk category for relapse. Testing personal control over alcohol dependence was the most risky factor which led to relapse. Personal factors like wanting to be a responsible person or to feel better physically etc. motivated the client most to quit alcohol. The study concludes that most of the patients with alcohol dependence following abstinence are always at a risk for relapse.
Keywords: Relapse, Abstinence, Alcohol Dependence, Motivation to Quit, Risk Factors for Relapse
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016,
Pages: 1600 - 1602
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