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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
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IMMEDIATE EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE USE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Margan L., Jompan A., Piros L., Sabau G.   
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Article Title: IMMEDIATE EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE USE
Authors: Laura Corina Margan (Nicolescu), Afilon Jompan, Ligia Piroş, Georgeta Gabriela Sabău,
Affiliation: “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad
Abstract: Since ancient times people have known properties of drugs. Today, at a planetary level, over 220 million people are drug addicts. Direct or indirect effects of consumption are major problems faced by humanity today. This research is a first assessment of the actual situation of illicit substance use among school population in secondary education grade and is a scientific basis for developing local strategy and a plan of early detection and intervention in the use of psychoactive substances in Arad County. The overall objective of research was a study on knowledge, attitudes and dimensions of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use among the school population, of the secondary education system in Arad county. There have been studied N = 229 adolescents subjects between 14 and 19 years, belonging to the population of students without previous knowledge about substance use (Lot A - N = 197) and subjects belonging to the Center for Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration, this cluster predominantly dependent of psychoactive substances usage (Lot B - N = 32). The survey revealed a positive relationship between consumption and anxiety r = 0.242 at p = 0.01; a positive relationship between DUDIT opinion / desire to decrease consumption and unconditional acceptance of oneself r = .568 at p = 0.05; a positive relationship between negative emotions of distress, and positive emotions related to substance use; presence of both positive effects (r = 0.827 p = 0.01) and negative ones (r = 0.961 p = 0.01) positively relate with the desire to reduce the consumption / opinion; a positive relationship between negative emotions (r = 0.291 p = 0.01) and positive emotions (r = 0.381, p = 0.01) related to consumption and substance use. We conclude the following: consumers states consumption side effects as state of happiness and optimism, but some are aware of possible side effects harmful to health. Our study demonstrated the correlation between increasing the unconditional acceptance of oneself in case of dependency and increase the likelihood of abstinence.
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