Word Analysis Regarding the Terminology of Addiction in Adolescents


The World Drug Report 2018, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), states that as many as 275 million people in the world, or 5.6% of the world’s population aged 15 to 64 years, have used drugs. Based on the data obtained and the latest research, the age group most prone to drug exposure and abuse are those between 15 and 35 years old, commonly known as the millennial generation. If adolescents are a group that is susceptible to substance abuse, then promotive interventions must be provided at this age to prevent usage that often results in addiction. Meanwhile, social phenomena related to the public understanding of drug abuse or addictive behavior have changed. These changes are caused by various factors and have resulted in evolving definitions in today’s society, including among adolescents. Adolescents, as a group of people who have the developmental task of building relationships with peers, tend to accept or reject groups that are considered different, which can lead to stigmatization among teenagers. Understanding how teenagers view NAPZA/NARKOBA/substance abuse is important. The data obtained from this study consisted of 27 words, which were analyzed as emergent themes and two pairs of equivalences, serving as experimental material through a neurofeedback approach.

Keywords: addiction, substance abuse, stigma, neurofeedback

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