The Level of Prevalence of Irrational Beliefs among Drug Addicts in Jordan

Yacoub Fareed AL Farah


The study aimed to discover the prevalence of irrational beliefs among drug addicts in Jordan and find out the difference in the level of prevalence of these beliefs among them according to their educational qualifications and ages. And to achieve this, the descriptive survey approach was used, and the questionnaire was used as a tool to collect data. The study sample consisted of (103) addicts in Amman, who were chosen using the available sample method, and the data were collected using the irrational beliefs scale prepared by Ellis and translated (Al-Rihani, 1985). The results showed the prevalence of irrational beliefs among drug addicts in Jordan, at high levels in general, and a mean of (2.36). The results also showed that there are statistically significant differences at the level of (α ≤ 0.05) on the scale of irrational beliefs and the areas (Cruel blaming of oneself and others, excessive anxiety, dependence, feeling helpless, and the importance of past experiences) attributed to the educational qualification variable. In contrast, there were no statistically significant differences on the scale of irrational beliefs and in all domains due to the age variable. The study recommended focusing on cognitive rebuilding in drug addicts to modify their irrational convictions and prepare treatment programs based on the theory of rational, emotional therapy to help specialists identify irrational beliefs and work to remove them in addicts.


Drug addicted; Irrational beliefs; Jordan

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