The Self Factor As The Tendentious Reason Of The Substance Users (A Study of Substance Users in an Interpersonal Communication Context)

Nurlina Rahman, Deddy Mulyana, Susanne Dida,Yantoi Setianti

The purpose of this research is to reveal tendentious self factors as reasons for users to start using the substance by understanding self-concept as one of the tendentious factors. A qualitative method with a symbolic interactionist phenomenology approach is used to uncover the factors of self-use of narcotics users in the context of interpersonal communication. Data collection techniques using in-depth interviews and observing for 20 subjects carried out through snowball sampling, most informants were in the range of 10 to 16 years when they started using the substance. The results showed that anyone could be involved to become a drug user, even to the stage of addiction. If someone has tendentious factors (such as having weak or corrupt personalities or beliefs, has significant curiosity, experiences mental stress, experiences anxiety disorders, experiences depression, has immature behavior, has a lack of understanding and implementation of religion), these factors can trigger anyone to become a drug user. These results provide a better understanding of the community, especially for ourselves, our families, and the world of education about the desire to use narcotics. This report also explains the initial symptoms of drug abuse, which have become a social problem for the people of Indonesia.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 2355-2363

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201195