عنوان مقاله [English]
This study was aimed to examine the relationship between social capitals among the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) members in Mazandaran province and their quitting process.
The population of this study included all members of the NA Association in Mazandaran province. The research sample consisted of 400 persons selected through multi-stage cluster sampling. The method used in this study was the survey method and the data was collected using a questionnaire.
Based on the findings of the study, the research hypothesis i.e. “the social capital variables including, social participation, norms of reciprocity, a sense of belonging influence the drug quitting of the NA members” was confirmed. The results obtained from multivariate regression analysis demonstrated that social participation, norms of reciprocity, and a sense of belonging had the highest impact (β=0/297, 0/147, 0/132 respectively) and social trust had the lowest impact (β=0/047) on the continuation of quitting among addicts in the NA Association.
The coefficient of determination showed that the independent variables explained 28% of the variance in the dependent variable. Based on these results, it can be concluded that by increasing social capitals, it is possible to discourage tendency towards drug abuse and instead encourage addicts to sustain their efforts in quitting.