Experience of recovering addicts undergoing the 7 steps recovery in addiction program (7-SRA) as an aftercare treatment

  • Mohamad Isa Amat Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Ku Suhaila Ku Johari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Nurfarhah Mohd Najib Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Haslinda Mat Jais Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Safutra Pamidi Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Muhammad Khairi Mahyuddin Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia
Keywords: Aftercare, Spirituality, Self-Help, Drug Addiction.

Abstract

The high number of drug addiction and relapse rate cases among Muslim clients in Malaysia has been always imposing apprehension upon Malaysians. This underpins the fact that there are rooms for more treatment options from different dimensions to be developed as the complementary action to the existing ones. Recognizing the etiological factor of addiction is also epitomized from individual spirituality, the 7-Steps Recovery in Addiction (7-SRA) was initiated based on Islamic teaching to further addressing this issue through the self-purification and repentance (tazkiyyat al-nafs). An in depth qualitative case study research was conducted to discover the experiences of 8 recovering clients as the participants in an aftercare center to discover their experience undergone the 7 Step in Recovery in Addiction Module. The data was triangulated by using in-depth interviews, observation notes and document analyses. The findings revealed that there were two emerging themes from informants’ shared experiences (pre and post intervention) which were spiritual and behavioral dimensions. 7-SRA was reported to be helpful approach for the participants in recovery process; thus 7-SRA is relevant to be employed as an evident-based practice (EBP) in drug addiction problem in particular as an aftercare treatment.

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Author Biographies

Mohamad Isa Amat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia

Asian Centre for Research on Drug Abuse (ACREDA), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Ku Suhaila Ku Johari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Corresponding author. Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Nurfarhah Mohd Najib, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Haslinda Mat Jais, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Safutra Pamidi, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Muhammad Khairi Mahyuddin, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

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Published
2019-11-30
How to Cite
Isa Amat, M., Ku Johari, K. S., Mohd Najib, N., Mat Jais, H., Pamidi, S., & Khairi Mahyuddin, M. (2019). Experience of recovering addicts undergoing the 7 steps recovery in addiction program (7-SRA) as an aftercare treatment. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(21), 180-188. Retrieved from https://revista.religacion.com/index.php/religacion/article/view/528