Keywords : substance and behavioural addictions
Evaluation of the factors associated with emotional regulation in clients admitted in a rehabilitation centre for substance and behavioural addictions
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7101-7110
Background: Decreased levels of emotion regulation have been linked to an increased risk of hazardous behaviours in young people and minors, including substance use, gambling disorders, gaming disorders, and disorders related to the Internet. However, adolescent behaviours vary depending on gender. For instance, teenage boys are more prone than teenage girls to use drugs. Although other research have found a similar pattern of behaviour across the sexes, epidemiological studies have shown that men consume more illegal drugs while women take more legally prescribed ones
Aim: This study's primary objective was to examine how attachment and emotion control relate to both substance abuse and other types of addiction in clients admitted in a rehabilitation centre for substance and behavioural addictions.
Methods and materials: Using convenience sampling, 270 individuals were chosen from a facility for treating behavioural and drug addictions. This study made use of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale The 28 items on the DERS use 5-point Likert scales, ranging from "nearly never/0%-10% of the time" to "almost always/90%-100% of the time," to measure the barriers to good emotion regulation. In terms of item distribution, the scale's original authors discovered six latent components