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| Published: September 25, 2020

Demographic differences in management of substance use disorders among recovering addicts in selected rehabilitation centers in Mombasa county in Kenya

Pamela N. Kaithuru

Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sabina Mutisya PhD

Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya Google Scholar More about the auther

, Joseph D. Ongeri PhD

Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.023/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.023

ABSTRACT

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) have mild, moderate and severe effects on the individual. Management can be impacted by various factors. The study investigated the demographic differences in the management of Substance Use Disorders among recovering addicts’ in Mombasa County. The study anchored on the Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory and adopted the Convergent Parallel Mixed Method Research Design. The target population was 220 from which a total sample of 152 participants were selected through stratified and simple random sampling.  Data were collected using questionnaires and Focus Group Discussion guides. Data were analyzed using univariate and thematic analysis backed by narratives. The study found significant demographic differences in the management of Substance Use Disorders (Life Skills, Adherence to treatment and Counseling uptake). The study recommends the use of demographic characteristics of recovering addicts by rehabilitation centers in formulation of Substance Use Disorders management strategies.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.023/20200803

10.25215/0803.023

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020