A Comparative Study of Emotional Dimensions of Personality in Stimulants and Opioids Users

Sanaz Hosseinpour

Abstract


Background and Objective: Drug addiction and substance abuse have become a psychological social problem that seriously threatens the various countries and societies. The purpose of this study was to compare the emotional dimensions of personality in stimulants and opioids users.

Method: The research sample consisted of two groups of stimulants and opioids users consisted of 150 people (each group was 75 people) were selected by targeted and convenience sampling method and responded to the psychological emotional personality scale.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference in the dimensions of novelty seeking, harm avoidance, persistence, cooperation, self-directedness self-transcendence in stimulants and opioid users, and in all of the above scales, the mean scores obtained in stimulants was higher than the opioids.

Conclusion: These results indicate that addicted people show deficiencies in emotional cognitive regulation, which can be effective in preventing and treating addiction.


Keywords


Emotional dimensions; Personality; Addiction; Stimulants; Opioids.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/brain/03

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