Document Type : Original Article
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ardakan University, Yazd, Iran
Department of Psychology, University College of Nabi Akram, Tabriz, Iran
Objective: One of the psychosocial damages that can shake the social, cultural, and family foundations of any society and threaten human abilities is the phenomenon of addiction. Drug use by family members has a significant impact on their lives and those around them, and the most critical effect of addiction is on the addicted spouse. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of family-based education based on the Islamic-Iranian model on emotion regulation and adaptability of addicts' Wives.
Methods: The present study is quasi-experimental and is a pre-test-post-test design with a control group. The statistical population includes all women with addicted Wives referred to the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee in Ardakan. A sample of 30 people was selected by the available sampling method and was divided into two experimental and control groups so that each group, there were 15 people. The samples were selected based on the criteria of interest to participate in the research, minimum primary education, age range between 22-50, family monogamy, and spouse addiction to drugs (not psychotropic substances). Each group underwent a pre-test, and then the experimental group received nine individual sessions (one and a half hours per week) of family-based training based on the Islamic-Iranian model. At the same time, the control group was not given any intervention. This study used emotion regulation questionnaires and Family adaptability and cohesion evaluation scale.
Results: Analysis of covariance showed that family-centered education significantly affected the family adjustment of addicted Wives, while no significant effect was observed on emotion regulation.
Conclusion: Family-oriented education based on the Islamic-Iranian model helps women to have less reactive behavior by modulating emotions and to be more adaptable to critical situations such as husband's addiction.