Relationship between addiction, anxiety, depression and socioeconomic status among addict people
Nadia Ebraheem Sayied
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by repeated and increased use of a substance, the deprivation of which gives rise to symptoms of anxiety and depression. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between addiction, anxiety, depression and socioeconomic status among addict people. An exploratory descriptive research design was utilized.
Subjects and method: The studied sample consisted of 100 addict people, were suffering from depression and anxiety involved in this study.
Tools: Personal data, pattern of drug addiction questionnaire, Beck Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory.
Results: More than half of studied sample has low level of socio- economic status. Also more than one third of studied sample have severe level of anxiety and more than half of studied sample have severe level of depression.
Conclusion: Anxiety was positively and significantly correlated with depression (r= 0.777& p= 0. 001). In addition, there were highly significant positive correlations between socioeconomic status level, anxiety and depression (r=.269& p=.007).
Recommendations: Prophylactic youth programs should involve the whole family members and healthy productive activities should be provided for youth in the community.