Treatment Programs in Preventing with Drug Addiction

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XI, November 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Treatment Programs in Preventing with Drug Addiction

Dr. Asbah Razali

 Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Abstract:-Addicts who are not sincere or dedicated to change for the better would face a difficult time in rehab. Therefore, the individual’s own motivation and desire for change is vital in making the treatment a success and to prevent a relapse from occurring. It is for the best that the family members do not abandon the former drug addict would try to go astray. If so, the government should look at the skills and training to support the family as a group. People may not be so concerned with what happened, but the role of the family concerned should be supported and given the necessary exposure. While addicts difficult to change, at least a family member who is aware can help control and give sympathy to the addicts to get out of this situation. It is under the responsibility of the family members to guide the ex addict. This paper outlines the many programs of the treatment such as family support programs, treatment programs, and maintenance and relapse programs.

Keywords: Family Support, Drug Abuse, Addiction, Relapse


Drug abuse is a global phenomenon that threatens the harmony and well-being of individuals, families, communities and countries every year. According to a report released by the National Antitrust Agency in 2010, 23,642 drug addicts (National Antitrust Agency, 2010). “Drugs” are substances or chemicals that are very beneficial to individuals who use it because they can alter the way the mind and body works. Drugs can be categorized into several types such as opiates and synthetic opiates, stimulants, marijuana, hallucinogens, depressants and drug abuse.
Drug is a special term that refers to material that causes harm to a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and behavior. As a result of this effect, someone who abuse drugs will become addicted and will depend on their lives. Unknowingly, you may use some kind of medication in your life. Medicines such as “parasetamol” and “antibiotics” help cure you if you are unwell. Tea, coffee and chocolate also contain a type of stimulant known as “caffeine.” (World Health Organization, 2018). However, this stimulant drug does not cause problems with individuals, communities and countries. Therefore, the use of this material and food is invalid. However, some types of medicines are drugs that are forbidden. Therefore, the Government of Malaysia has listed this drug in the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to prohibit the cultivation, production, distribution, import, export, possession and misuse of this drug.

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