EFFECTS OF LOGOTHERAPY AND RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (REBT) ON TENDENCY TO RELAPSE AMONG SUBSTANCE ABUSERS

  • HARRY OBI-NWOSU Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • NKOT BALEGUEL Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • CHIDOZIE EDWIN NWAFOR Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • CHINWE ONYEMAECHI Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Keywords: Logotherapy, Relapse, Substance Abusers, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Abstract

The study examined the effects of Logotherapy (LT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on tendency to relapse among substance abusers. Thirty three (33) substance abusers aged between 18 - 50 years, who were in-patients in Neuropsychiatric hospital (NPH), Aro, Ogun State were randomly placed into two experimental and one control group (n = 33). The experimental groups received Logotherapy for 7 treatment sessions and REBT for 10 treatment sessions, 50 min for each sessions per week respectively. All participants were assessed using the 10-Items Relapse Tendency Inventory (RTI) before and after the treatment and the results were analyzed by One-Way MANOVA, and Post Hoc. The results indicated that there were significant differences between the experimental groups  (Logotherapy and REBT) and the control group, P<.0; both Logotherapy and REBT reduced tendency to relapse. Analysis of the results of Post Hoc showed that Control group had the most tendency to relapse, while Logotherapy had the least tendency to relapse and REBT was also effective in reducing tendency to relapse P<.01. This study therefore recommends that Logotherapy and REBT can be effective nonpharmacological treatment options for reducing tendency to relapse among substance
abusers.

Author Biographies

HARRY OBI-NWOSU, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

NKOT BALEGUEL, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

CHIDOZIE EDWIN NWAFOR, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

CHINWE ONYEMAECHI, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Published
2019-07-29
How to Cite
OBI-NWOSU, H., BALEGUEL, N., NWAFOR, C., & ONYEMAECHI, C. (2019). EFFECTS OF LOGOTHERAPY AND RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (REBT) ON TENDENCY TO RELAPSE AMONG SUBSTANCE ABUSERS. Practicum Psychologia, 9(1). Retrieved from http://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/919
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