A study on effectiveness of recovery from drug dependence by participates with "DARC"

Chiharu Kondo, Minoru Kouda, Okihiko Shibata, Kiyoshi Wada

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to make clear changes to participate in "DARC". For this purpose, we made research to use the same measure of previous study for DARC members at fifteen sites in Japan. As a result we found characteristic changes of drug dependents those who participate in DARC. Between terms of drug abuse and terms of participate in DARC, we can find weak positive correlation coefficient (R=.387**). People, whose terms of drug abuse are long, have tendencies to DARC participation for a long time. But there is also a tendency that the longer a person DARC participation, the longer he or she quit drugs. On the other hand, there is no correlation coefficient between terms of drug free and those of drug abuse. From this fact, we find that it is not only the short term drug dependent who quit drugs. The recovery of drug dependents in DARC is caused through life experiences on trust in fellow members. It is not a straight path but it is suggested that the drug free dose not change dramatically in one or two years. The changes in these years are the crossroad of re-abuse later, or the turning point to recover and to continue the drug free. The anxieties about life in these years make questions for meanings of life, and this is a chance to make possibilities for choices of new life not to have drugs. In dependents those who are recovering to DRAC participation, they make fails over again, however, we think the changes of spirituality through DARC participation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-135
Number of pages18
JournalNihon Arukoru Yakubutsu Igakkai zasshi = Japanese journal of alcohol studies & drug dependence
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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