Role of Self Motivation in Recovering from Addiction

Author: Amna Afzal

Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research investigated the role of self motivation Participating and Support group in Recovering from Addiction. A Survey Research Design was used. The research question was that whether support group plays a role in recovering from addiction. And the second research question was whether self motivation plays a role in recovering from addiction. The sample of recovering addicts was drawn from Narcotics Anonymous Organization, consisted of 50 recovering addicts. Two self constructed questionnaires were administered on each subject and one questionnaire on Self motivation for addiction cessation by Joseph, Grimshaw, Amjad and Stanton (2005) was used to assess the factors which help in their recovery. Results indicated that there is a significant positive relationship among self motivation, self evaluation and NA. The present research can help people to know that if the drug addicts increase their self motivation they will be able to recover more speedily.

Keywords: Self motivation, Recovering, Self evaluation, Drug addiction, Support group, Narcotics Anonymous Organization

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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