Stress coping strategies of Drug and Alcohol Addicted patients in Latvia

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It is believed that people are starting to use drugs to cope with stress on a daily basis because they do not see other option. Aim is to discover Drug and Alcohol Addicted patients’ stress coping strategies. We used Demographic questionnaire and “The Ways of Coping” scale. Results shows that there are statistically significant differences between alcohol and drug addicted patients were observed in subscales: Confrontive Coping, Seeking Social Support, Distancing, Self-Controlling and Positive Reappraisal. This study is important because it allows realizing and evaluating the range of stress-coping types of patients with addiction and to compare the result of alcohol and drug addicts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-636
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th World Conference on Psychology Counseling and Guidance (WCPCG) - Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & SPA Convention Center, Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 14 May 201516 May 2015
Conference number: 6


  • substance use disorder patients
  • stress coping

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology
  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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