Review Article

Addiction and Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy

2023, 7(2), s:26-35

Dependence; It is a disease with biological, psychological and social aspects. Especially the deterioration in family function has caused this disease to be considered as a family disease at the same time. These families need help and counseling in social relations, communication, economic problems, domestic violence and negative emotions. In this review article, emotion-focused couple therapy practices in the spouse problems of addicted patients are summarized.

Review Article

Self-Help Groups: Their Role In Addıction Treatment

2023, 7(2), s:19-25

Self-help groups are organizations where individuals with common concerns, issues, or struggles come together to share their experiences and provide support to each other. These groups can address a variety of challenges such as addiction, mental health issues, health problems, grief, divorce, and other difficulties in life. There are numerous studies worldwide, including in our country, demonstrating the effectiveness of self-help groups in addiction treatment, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. This study aims to understand the functions of self-help groups and their significance and role in addiction treatment.

Original Article

The Effect of Family Involvement on Stigmatization, Perceived Social Support and Treatment Motivation in Substance Abuse Treatment

Ceren GÜNGÖR,Cemal Onur NOYAN
2023, 7(2), s:13-18

Objective: This study was designed to investigate the relationship between family involvement, stigmatization, perceived social support, and treatment motivation in drug addiction treatment.

Method: The participants of our study consisted of individuals receiving substance use disorder treatment at the NP Brain Hospital AMATEM service and the Green Crescent Counseling Center (YEDAM). The research included a total of 98 voluntary participants, including 88 males and 10 females, aged 18 and above, receiving substance use disorder treatment. Among the participants, 57 had family involvement in the treatment, while the remaining 41 did not have their families involved in the treatment process. Data were collected using the Personal Information Form, the YEDAM Substance Addiction Stigmatization Scale (YMBSÖ), the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (ÇBADÖ), and the Treatment Motivation Questionnaire (TMA).

Results: When the results were evaluated, a significant relationship was found between the family subscale of perceived social support and the treatment confidence subscale of the treatment motivation questionnaire. Among the subscales of the Treatment Motivation Questionnaire, the score for seeking interpersonal help was higher in patients whose families were involved in the treatment. When the stigma scores of participants living alone were compared with those living with their families, it was concluded that individuals living alone had higher stigma scores.

Conclusion: The findings from our study have shown that substance addiction negatively affects many essential aspects of patients' lives, such as their social relationships, family and environmental connections, as well as their work and academic lives. Substance addiction, which is becoming an increasingly significant societal issue, requires a multidisciplinary approach that involves not only medical treatment but also the involvement of families and society in order to regulate individuals' social lives, education and work lives, and family and environmental relationships.

Original Article

Investigation of the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Life Satisfaction Level

2023, 7(2), s:5-12

In this study, the relationship between social media use disorder and life satisfaction in adults was examined. 221 adult individuals participated in the study. Sociodemographic Information Form, Social Media Addiction Scale (SMAS) and Satisfaction with Life Scale were applied to the participants. The survey responses of the participants were entered into SPSS 28.0 package software and statistical analyzes were conducted. Independent sample t-test and one-way ANOVA were applied for comparisons in terms of sociodemographic variables. Pearson correlation was applied to examine the relationship between social media use disorder and life satisfaction. Multiple regression analysis was applied to examine the prediction of life satisfaction by social media. use disorder to the findings of the study, male participants had higher social media use disorder scores than female participants. On the other hand, as the time spent on social media and the number of social media applications increased, social media use disorder scores increased. On the other hand, the social media use disorder scores of single participants and participants reporting low education level were found to be significantly higher. When the findings related to life satisfaction were analyzed, it was found that the life satisfaction scores of the participants who were married, had a higher income level and were employed were significantly higher. When the relationship between life satisfaction and social media use disorder scores was analyzed, it was found that there was a significant relationship between the increase in social media scores and the decrease in life satisfaction scores. In addition, it was found that the conflict sub-dimension of social media use disorder predicted life satisfaction negatively and significantly. The findings of the study are expected to contribute to future applications and researches in terms of understanding the factors related to social media use, which has become an indispensable part of daily life.

Original Article

Investigation of the Change in Smartphone Use and Game Playing Behaviour in Adults During the Pandemic Period and Its Relationship with Experiential Avoidance

Fatma Betül Esen,Ahmet Üzer,Lütfiye Nur Akkoç Arabacı,Sümeyra Bilgiç,Meryem Zeynep Uğurlu,Nisanur Sarıgül,Deniz Doğan,Zeynep Şahin
2023, 7(1), s:9-16

Objective: Covid-19 outbreak, which was declared a pandemic on 11.03.2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), affected Turkey too and the first case in Turkey was detected on March 11, 2020. With mandatory restrictions, internet use has become increasingly inevitable in the Covid-19 pandemic. In this study, we aimed to investigate the change in the gaming behavior and smartphones usage in adult individuals during the Covid-19 Pandemic and the relationship between these behaviours and experiential avoidance.

Method: In this study, 269 paticipants between the ages of 18 and 65 who met the inclusion criteria were recruited between the dates 08.01.2022 and 28.03.2022. Participants were given 5 scales which were; Socio-demographic Data Form, Smartphone Addiction Scale – Short Form (SAS-SF), Internet Gaming Disorder Scale (IGDS9–SF), Multidimensional Experiential Avoidance Scale – 30 (MEAQ–30), and Acceptance and Action Form–2 (AAQ-2).

Results: 60.8% of the participants stated that the duration of smartphone usage increased and 71.5% stated that the gaming time did not change during the pandemic. It is shown that gaming behavior and smartphone usage is related with procrastination which is a subscale of MEAQ-30. Smartphone addiction is predicted by experiential avoidance, procrastination and using time and gaming disorder is predicted by gaming time.

Conclusion: In the current research, on smartphone addiction; it has been observed that it is related to experiential avoidance, especially procrastination sub-scale. Furthermore, the effect of time spent with a smartphone and sleeping with phone affect negatively in terms of smartphone addiction. It is shown that,  for gaming disorder, gaming time is the most predictive factor.

Review Article

Addiction Rehabilitation

Çetin Alptekin,Zakirov Fagan
2023, 7(1), s:5-8

Rehabilitation includes the destruction of the behavioral patterns brought about by addiction and their replacement with new behavioral patterns, starting to establish relationships with other people in the environment in which they live and establishing new forms of relationships, and reorganizing family and environmental relations that have been disrupted during the period of substance use. Since alcohol and substance use disorder is a complex picture that causes many biopsychosocial problems, the treatment of individuals consists of medical treatment, psycho-social treatment and social rehabilitation programs. Social rehabilitation programs are very important in order to reintegrate individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders into society and to ensure their social functionality.

Review Article

Aslı Zeynep Başabak Bhais
2022, 6(2), s:12-16

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2022, 6(2), s:5-11

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Original Article

2022, 6(1), s:25-39

Original Article

Feyza ÇELİK,Ahmet Tamer AKER,Nermin GÜNDÜZ
2022, 6(1), s:13-24