Stigma and Substance Use Disorder in Pakistan: A Comparison Over Drug Taking Duration

  • Saleem Abbas Riphah International University Faisalabad
  • Shahid Iqbal Fedral Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology Abdul haq campus Karachi
  • Ali Sher Riphah International University Faisalabad
  • Aqsa Waseem Riphah International University Faisalabad
Keywords: Stigma, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of present study was to compare level of stigma over drug taking duration among male drug addicts (including mild, moderate severe and relapse) in Pakistan.

STUDY DESIGN

Cross sectional research design was used in this study

PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY

The research was conducted during the period of December, 2019 to December, 2020. The sample was collected from different drug treatment and rehabilitation centres located in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Lahore and Faisalabad cities of Pakistan.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

In current study, 508 male drug addicts (i.e. 125 mild, 125 moderate,132 severe and 126 relapse  drug addicts) were selected from different drug treatment and rehabilitation centres located in major cities of Pakistan. After taking consent, Substance Abuse Self-Stigma Scale was used to collect the data.

RESULTS

The results showed differences in stigma among mild, moderate severe and relapse male drug addicts.

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Published
2022-08-01
How to Cite
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Saleem Abbas, Shahid Iqbal, Ali Sher, Aqsa Waseem. Stigma and Substance Use Disorder in Pakistan: A Comparison Over Drug Taking Duration. J Pak Psychiatr Soc [Internet]. 2022Aug.1 [cited 2024Jul.13];19(01):12-6. Available from: https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/110