The RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY RISK FACTORS AND SUBSTANCE USE IN STREET ADDICTS AND ADMITTED PATIENT’S IN DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT UNITS OF PESHAWAR
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Objective: To explore the association between personality traits and risk factors in drug addicts.
Methods: Researcher made use of descriptive study design. Participants were selected by different hospitals i.e. HMC, LRH and KTH. Ethical approval was obtained from ethical research committee Total (N=50) participants were selected through hospital based convenient sampling technique.
Results: In the present study the association between risk factors and substance use on Addiction severity index and substance use risk profile suggests that there is a significantly positive relationship between risk factors and severity of substance use disorder. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to explore the degree of relationship.
Conclusion: To sum up this study revealed that individuals with potential personality traits such as impulsivity, sensation seeking and hopelessness are more prone to substance use disorder in face of difficult issues in their life