عنوان مقاله [English]
The world witnesses addiction crisis along with atomic bomb, environmental degradation and poverty. One of the most common problems in most of the addict clients is low self-esteem. Self-esteem increases flexibility against changes and reinforces positive attitudes in order to improve sense of self-sufficiency. The researches about addiction and its non-drug treatment strategies, specially increasing
self-esteem, is a very important issue. The present study aimed to assess the effect of family-centered problem solving teaching method upon the self esteem in drug-dependent clients.
Materials and Methods
This research was an experimental, two-group pretest-posttest design. After approval of research tools' validity and reliability, 60 addictive clients were randomly divided into 2 tests and one 30-person control group. The participants completed the questionnaires before and after the intervention. The test group received family-centered problem solving teaching method in 8 45-minute sessions for 2 months in additional to common treatment.
Family-centered problem solving teaching method led to statistically significant increase in test group’s self-esteem. Self-esteem scores rate in test group was 4.5 times more than control group.
Applying the family-centered problem solving teaching method can be useful in improving and completing the treatment process of clients’ addiction quitting in these clinics as a non-drug method.