The Impact of Substance Misuse Disorder on Psychosocial Aspects of Patients’ Lives

Naif Talal Almagthly, Abd Alhadi Hasan


Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the psychosocial impact of substance use/abuse on participants psychosocial life.

Methodology: The study was employed descriptive explanatory design with purposive sampling was used, and 181 male participants were recruited at the Al-Amal Hospital in Jeddah. The psychosocial life aspect of patient life was assessed by using a validated scale

Results: Data were analyzed by the SPSS-23. The most commonly used substances were amphetamines, alcohol and marijuana. The greatest effect of substance use was on self-esteem, followed by anxiety, depression, hostility and risk taking. Interestingly, group one (alcohol) and group three (amphetamine) showed the highest psychosocial influence.

Conclusions: Substance use/abuse significantly affected psychosocial aspects, especially self-esteem and depression.

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