Socio-Psychological Intervention in the Life of Cannabis sativa Users in Kashmir: A Study of Attitudinal Change
BHUPINDER SINGH1 & IRFAN AHMAD WANI2
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY BHOPAL. (M.P.) INDIA
The present study tries to analyse how often social factors are responsible to manipulate the cannabis usage among Kashmiri youth. What are the causes in accord with society that lead the youth to its usage? Is it because of the sluggish attitude of their parents, family members and other societal ties? How often society takes it as serious concern? Has the usage of cannabis become a social acceptance in the Kashmiri culture? Are social agencies working towards providing a safe and suitable environment for the youth? Has the cultivation of cannabis sativa in Kashmir triggered an explosion of drug users ? Is the rise due to emotional instability or social rejection faced by youth? The study explores the effectiveness of socio-psychological intervention in changing the attitude of cannabis users. The sample (n=20) was taken from the Drug De-addiction & Rehabilitation Centre, Police Control Room, Srinagar Kashmir, India. The Pre and Post test was used for analysing the data on a single experimental group. The results indicate that the experimental group showed significant differences on the social and family relationship dimensions before and after the application of intervention program. It can be concluded that socio- psychological intervention can be used as an effective tool in bringing about attitudinal change in the life of cannabis users.
KEY WORDS: cannabis sativa, intervention, attitude change and family