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Background: Promoting the intention to drug abstinence among youths receiving substance abuse treatment is an essential factor for helping youth to truly quit substance abuse and preventing the relapse of addiction.
Objectives: This research aimed to explore the intention to drug abstinence and determine factors predicting the intention to drug abstinence among youths receiving substance abuse treatment.
Methods: This research was the predictive correlational design. The sample consisted of 270 youths undergoing substance abuse treatment program at Wiwatphonlamuang School in the Eastern Thailand who were recruited by the simple random sampling technique. The data was collected by self-administered with nine questionnaires. Descriptive statistics, Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient, and Stepwise multiple regression were employed for data analyses.
Results: The results revealed that 45.20% of youths receiving substance abuse treatment had the medium-high level of the intention to drug abstinence . Results of stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed that psychological flexibility (β=.323, p<.001), resilience (β=.121, p<.05), friendship Intimacy (β=-.191, p<.01), social support (β=.148, p<.05) could together explain 18.10 percent of variance for intention to drug abstinence among youths receiving substance abuse treatment (R2=.181, F4, 265 = 15.884; p < .001).
Conclusions: The results of this study provide useful information for health care providers to develop intervention or activities aimed at promoting intention of drug abstinence among youths receiving substance abuse treatment.
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