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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling|
|State||Published - Sep 2005|
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- Life goals
- Life satisfaction
- Psychological well-being
- Purpose in life
- Thai drug users