The Relationship between Family Socialization Patterns and Attitudes towards Drug Use among Users and Addicts of Cannabis and Alcohol Who Wish to be Treated in Private Clinics in Amman, Jordan


  • Feras Alhabies


This study aims to examine family socialisation patterns with attitudes towards drug use among addicts to Cannabis and alcohol, seeking treatment in private clinics in Amman, Jordan. The study employed the quantitative research design, and the sample of the study consists of 45 male participants, where 19 were alcohol users and 26 were hashish users. The participants were selected based on convenient sampling from different private clinics. Every individual in the two groups was subjected individually. To achieve the study's objective, the researcher adopted two scales: attitudes towards drugs and narcotics abuse scale, and family socialisation scale. The study findings showed that the highest mean of addiction was for the pattern of democratic, and the correlation coefficients between addiction and family socialisation are statistically significant. Besides, the relationship is negatively strong between addiction and the democratic pattern, while the relationship is positive between addiction and both the authoritarian and lenient socialisation pattern. Also, results showed that the patterns of family socialisation explained 72% of the prediction of addiction, while the square of the correlation coefficient (R²) is (0.520), with an explanatory ability of (49%) in predicting addiction.