Psychological well-being of thai drug users: Implications for prevention

Arunya Tuicomepee, John L Romano

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This study investigated the psychological well-being of Thai drug users. Four dependent variables (purpose in life, life satisfaction, life goals, and happiness) are addressed. Duration of drug use, the independent variable, consisted of two categories: short-term (less than 12 months) and long-term (more than 24 months). Results showed that subjects (n = 163) have a low level of psychological well-being. Positive correlations among psychological well-being variables in the Thai drug user population were found. However, there were no significant differences between short-term and long-term drug users. Implications of psychological well-being for prevention of drug abuse are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-444
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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  • Happiness
  • Life goals
  • Life satisfaction
  • Prevention
  • Psychological well-being
  • Purpose in life
  • Thai drug users


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