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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Use of Psycho-Educative and Supportive Therapies for Improving Coping Mechanisms of Families of Drug Rehabilitation Patients in Mental Hospital Banda Aceh

T. Alamsyah, Said Usman, Dewi Marianthi, Asniah Syamsuddin

Abstract: In 2014, there were 80, 179 drug abusers in Aceh, with a prevalence of 3.5 %, making it the third highest percentage ranked area in Indonesia for drug abusers after Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Family interventions, especially in the group format has proven to be effective in fulfilling the needs for information for families and to increase their coping capacity when a family member is being treated in a drug rehabilitation facility. The purpose of this research was to study the use of the psycho-educative therapy method and the supportive therapy method and to find any differences between them for improving the coping mechanisms of families. of drug addicts in a rehabilitation program in the BLU Mental Hospital in Aceh. This research used a comparative design method with two groups, one group used the Psycho-education Therapy Treatment Method and the other group used the Supportive Therapy (ST) Treatment Method; both groups used modules prepared by the researcher. The populations for this research were the drug rehabilitation clients of the Aceh Government Mental Hospital. The interventions used were the Psycho-education and the Supportive therapy treatments and the variable was the Coping Mechanisms of Families of Drug Rehabilitation patients. The results of the research were analyzed descriptively and inferentially (bivariate and multivariate). The results from the research showed that the difference between the coping mechanisms of families of drug rehabilitation clients before and after supportive therapy was significant (P = 0.0001) and that there was no significant difference in the coping mechanisms of families of drug rehabilitation clients between psycho-educative therapy and supportive therapy (P = 0.094). The families of drug rehabilitation patients, both those in the psycho-education group and those in the supportive therapy groups are advised to continually support and co-ordinate group therapy activities so that they will improve their understanding and will be able to overcome their problems togethe

Keywords: Coping Mechanisms, Family, Narcotic/Drug Rehabilitation Patients, Psycho-education Therapy, Supportive Therapy



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