An application of theory of planned behavior on methamphetamine relapse prevention among persons with drug addict rehabilitation at drug addicts rehabilitation center

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Chatchadaporn Pissamorn Kwanmuang Kaeodumkoeng Manirat Therawiwat

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This research aimed to study the effects of program for promoting methamphetamine
relapse prevention behavior among persons with drug addict rehabilitation. One group pretestposttest design, applying the theory of planned behavior was conducted to the study in 30
samples who were persons with drug addict rehabilitation at the Drug Addicts Rehabilitation
Center. Sample were selected purposive by critiria. The program was composed of 6 sessions
of learning activities in accordance with the methamphetamine relapse prevention program
and 1 time follow-up had a focus on conducting a wide range of activities including the learning
and skill practice, for of 9 weeks totally. Data were collected through a questionnaire and were
analyzed by frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and paired sample ttest. The results showed that after the experimentation, significantly better levels of the
following variables were found among the experimental group: attitudes toward using
methamphetamine, refusal skills when being persuaded to use methamphetamine, perceived
self-efficacy to control the use of methamphetamine, intention not to use methamphetamine
again, and methamphetamine relapse prevention behavior (p<0.001). Thus, this program can be
applied with the presence of similar demographic characteristics who are getting drug addict
rehabilitation or drug addict treatment.

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