DIFFICULTIES IN THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTS WITH THE COMPULSORY TREATMENTS

Authors

  • Nizama Šukurović
  • Rasema Okić
  • Zaim Jatić
  • Maja Pločo

Keywords:

addiction, compulsory treatment, violation of the law, criminal behaviour.

Abstract

Aim of this study was to present data on addicts with the imposed protective measure of compulsory treatment of addition that were sent to the Institute for Addiction Diseases for the period 2014-2020. The study compares arts of law violation, art of addiction as well as duration of the protective measure of compulsory treatment. Out of 61 patients, 59 (96 %) were males and 2 (4%) females. The only reason for compulsory treatment for all of them was domestic violence. Out of 61 patients 41 (67%) underwent compulsory treatment due to use of psycho-active compounds (PAS) and 20 (33%) due to use of alcohol. Incidence of alcohol or PAS was statistically significant higher in males than in females (19 vs 1, p<0.001; 40 vs 1, p<0.001, respectively). Duration of the treatment was significantly longer in patients who used PAS than in those who used alcohol (10.29 vs 7.4 months; p<0.05). There was not statistically difference between duration of the treatment in males and females (9.36 vs 9.00 months; p>0.05). Incidence of the compulsory measures was significantly higher in 2018, 2019 and 2020 than in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (p<0.001). In all analyzed years, except 2015, incidence of the mandatory measures was significantly higher in patients who misused PAS than who misused alcohol. The most common difficulties are: low motivational capacity, inadequate way of thinking, inadequate way of behaving with the adoption of new models and, ultimately, inadequate independent functioning.

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Published

2023-12-27

How to Cite

Nizama Šukurović, Rasema Okić, Zaim Jatić, & Maja Pločo. (2023). DIFFICULTIES IN THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTS WITH THE COMPULSORY TREATMENTS. Research in Education and Rehabilitation, 6(2), 225–233. Retrieved from https://rer.ba/index.php/rer/article/view/151
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