Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
A Study on Effectiveness of Community De-Addiction Camp at ChamarajanagarAuthor : Suman K. Murthy, S. Adarsh, Leelu Prasad Madhav, K. G. Mahesh, T. M. Nandeesha
Volume 8 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 132-137
Alcohol addiction is a serious health hazard which has negative consequences for the affected individual as well as his family and community. Inpatient based de addiction treatment is commonly seen to tackle the problem of addiction. Of late, Community de addiction camps are providing de addiction treatment at community level in India. The current study looks into the impact of exposure to community de addiction camp organized by SKDRDP, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka State, India. Qualitative experimental research design is adopted to study the impact of exposure to the community de addiction camp. The total duration of the residential community de addiction camp was eight days. The universe for the study comprised of 103 participants attending the community de addiction camp. 40 participants formed the sample. Tools used for gathering the data were WHO-AUDIT, Interview schedule and participant observation. The data were analysed using paired t- test using SPSS version version 22.0 and participant observation recordings. The community de addiction camp has met all the thirteen expectations of the participants with regard to the camp; The result of t-test found that there is statistically significant difference in the mean scores on all parameters between before and after de addiction camp; there exists significant positive relationship between Clint behavior and client participation before the community de addiction camp. The participants had a positive impact from the exposure to the camp, which was evident to the researchers who were participant observers of the whole process. The community de addiction camp has been successful in bringing about a positive impact on the participants during the conduct of the camp and abstinence was 100% at 1 month post camp follow up. In view of these findings, the current study concludes that community de addiction camps have a positive impact on the participants. Community de addiction camps are an effective and economical way to combat alcohol addiction at the community level.
Community De Addiction Camp, Social Work Interventions
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