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17th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral Sciences
May 01-03, 2017 Toronto, Canada

Pragna Parikh
Smt. Sadguna C U Arts College for Girls, India
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0487-C1-011
Abstract
Drug abuse is a complex contemporary social problem among youth. It is apparent that drug users have certain personality characteristics and they tend to be impulsive. Impulsivity leads to impaired coping mechanism of a human. It can be viewed as a mediator of vulnerability in those individuals and can be assumed to have difficulty in inhibiting responses. Drug addiction is not a medical problem alone. Medicine might be a control and it reduces the effects of withdrawal symptoms and may detoxify an addict, but it cannot correct the personality aberrations of the individual. Therefore an attempt was made in the present study to observe the efficacy of meditation and counselling on impulses of drug users. A sample of 60 drug users were included through incidental purposive sampling techniques, which were further classified into three groups i.e., 20 subjects for counselling group, 20 subjects for meditation group and 20 subjects in the control group. To measure impulses, IES test developed by Dombrose and Morton S Slobin (1958) was used. Findings of the study revealed that there is a positive impact of meditation and counselling techniques on impulses of drug users. Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. The results also clearly indicate that intervention through meditation and counselling sessions decreased significantly the level of the impulse of drug users. It is apparent from the analysis that drug users have certain personality characteristics which encourage the drug users to intake drug. Drug users tend to be impulsive. It plays a very prevailing role in influencing the personality of drug users. The immediate gratification of need is their imperative personality attribute. They take the drug because they anticipate positive results such as a feeling of euphoria, excitation or energy. Meditation and counselling as a therapeutic technique were used to reduce the level of the impulse of a drug user. Meditation is the power which enables to resist our slavery to nature. Meditation brings infinite happiness among humans. Thus, meditation and counselling are effective strategies for controlling the impulses of the drug users.
Biography

Pragna Parikh holds Doctorate in Psychology. She has been an enterprising and purposeful Associate Professor of Psychology, since 23 years. She currently serves at Smt. Sadguna C U Arts College for Girls, affiliated to Gujarat University. She delivers counselling services across the academic year to promote healthy psychological well-being of youth. Furthermore, she serves Guideship in more than four universities and six of her students have been successfully awarded the Doctorate degree. She aims at spreading knowledge and gist of her experiences to especially youth and society at large. For the same, she has been conducting seminars for audiences of all age groups on the themes interwoven to psychology. Adding to her achievements, she has published 10 research papers in national and international journals. She has successfully completed a Minor Research Project on Adolescence under UGC. Her ultimate goal is to contribute to the field of psychology and society as a whole in all possible and achievable ways.

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