Today, the discussions about drug addiction appears very frequently in both the written and visual press. The most important reason for this interest is that young people, especially those 20-25 years old, are losing their lives due to drug use. In fact, such cases are not very common in Turkish society. Indeed, compared to developed Western societies, the amount of drug addicts is quite low. The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of family on drug addiction. The sample of the study consisted of 103 young people aged 15-25 years who used any drugs and were receiving treatment in Istanbul AMATEM. Because drug addiction has a great reaction from the community, it is very difficult to determine the number of addicted invidivuals. For this reason, hospitals were where addicted people were treated utilized to recruit participants. The analysis results suggested thatthe relationship between mother and adolescent, problems between mother and adolescent, conflict between parents and the use of alcohol in the family have an effect on the teen's drug use. However, it was observed that there was a significant relationship between the sibling-teen relationship and the teen's substance treatment decision. However, there was no significant relationship between young people's decision on drug treatment and other family variables. Based on the results of this study, to enhance the effectiveness of the combat against the drug use, some suggestion were proposed to the Gendarmerie General Command which acts as a coodinator in fight against drug addiction.
|Journal Section||Research Articles|
|Publication Date||December 22, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume , Issue 4|