Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of People Addicted to Psychoactive Substances: Research Results



The article presents the empirical study of resocialization and socio-psychological rehabilitation of addicts to psychoactive substances, carried out by the scientific and pedagogical staff of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine), working in the field of social and behavioral sciences. The study started in November 2020 and was completed in February 2021. It was conducted in three cities of Ukraine (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv). 46 people addicted to psychoactive substances aged 16 to 51 were involved. The men presented the sample of 89%, the women estimated by 11%. Regarding individual age, it should be noted that 51% of the researched were 35-37 years old, namely: 17.4% alcohol addicts; 60.9% – drug addicts; 21.7% – alcohol and drug addicts. The goal and objectives of the experimental study were highlighted; a hypothesis was formulated. The category of people addicted to psychoactive substances was selected, with the psychological portrait of the subjects undergoing treatment in the indicated rehabilitation centers of the cities of Ukraine was clarified, while comparing them with practically healthy persons, who correspond to age and sex characteristics. The following psychological tools were used in the study: life-sense orientation test in the adaptation by D. Leontiev, the methodology for diagnosing interpersonal relations by T. Leary, the MMPI questionnaire («Mini-Mult»), the method for diagnosing the socio-psychological adaptation of K. Rogers-R. Diamond. The main differences between the subjects were determined according to various characteristics: the presence and absence of addicted relatives, alcohol and drug addiction, use of up to ten and over ten years. The negative consequences for the brain, in particular, and human life in general, when using psychoactive substances are described.


rehabilitation; resocialization; addiction; psychoactive substances; mental state of addicts, neurology, brain

Full Text:


(C) 2010-2022 EduSoft