The Effects of Group Logotherapy on Purpose in Life Among Drug Addicted Patients During Aftercare

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Atchara Prakarn Thirachai Hongyantarachai Pawit Sirikiattikul

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This paper identifies the effectiveness of group logotherapy on purpose in life among drug-addicted patients during aftercare. An experimental with a randomized pretest-posttest control group design. The instruments used were the General information query, The Purpose in Life (PIL) test, Logotherapy group program. The research population consisted of drug-addicted outer patients during aftercare between the ages of seventeen and forty-five who were receiving drug addiction patients during aftercare between October 2017 and January 2018 at King Mongkut Memorial Hospital. Using the method of purposive sampling of 16 patients, the patients were randomly by assigned Using the method of purposive sampling of 16 patients, the patients were randomly by assigned into experimental and control groups, the researcher divided the members of the sample population into two groups of eight patients each. The experimental group received 8 sessions of group logotherapy, whereas in the control group did not attend sessions of group logotherapy.   The data were analyzed by t-test for dependent samples and t-test for independent samples. The research result was as follow: The drug-addicted patients during aftercare who attended the group logotherapy program sessions exhibited a higher level of purpose in life than prior to having attended program sessions at the statistically significant and when compare the control group the reveal that the purpose in life of group in logotherapy program significantly higher than the control group at .01 level. Therefore, it could be concluded that group logotherapy is efficiently increasing purpose in life of drug-addicted patients during aftercare.

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