This study aimed to explore the psychosocial precipitants and rate of relapse among substance abusers in the Sunyani Metropolis, Ghana. A total of 30 respondents comprising 15 relapsed (with their primary caregivers), 10 non-relapsed, 3 psychiatric nurses, 1 psychiatrist and 1 psychotherapist was recruited for the study. The study employed a qualitative research design. Data were analysed using Thematic Analysis. The rate of relapse was computed quantitatively using relapsed respondents‟ retrospective data. Consistent with the literature, the study found a number of psychosocial factors at the individual, familial, societal and treatment facility levels that worked together to precipitate relapse. A number of personal, clinical and some contextual relapse prevention strategies have been successfully used by non-relapsed respondents in preventing relapse. Some biopsychosocial consequences of relapse were reported by respondents. Findings are expected to guide clinicians and caregivers in identifying psychosocial factors that militate against relapse prevention efforts and to develop a more effective relapse prevention strategy
APPIAH, R (2021). Psychosocial Precipitants And Rate of Relapse of Substance Abusers: A Case Study of Sunyani Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-precipitants-and-rate-of-relapse-of-substance-abusers-a-case-study-of-sunyani-metropolis
APPIAH, RICHARD "Psychosocial Precipitants And Rate of Relapse of Substance Abusers: A Case Study of Sunyani Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-precipitants-and-rate-of-relapse-of-substance-abusers-a-case-study-of-sunyani-metropolis. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.
APPIAH, RICHARD . "Psychosocial Precipitants And Rate of Relapse of Substance Abusers: A Case Study of Sunyani Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021. Web. 31 Mar. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-precipitants-and-rate-of-relapse-of-substance-abusers-a-case-study-of-sunyani-metropolis >.
APPIAH, RICHARD . "Psychosocial Precipitants And Rate of Relapse of Substance Abusers: A Case Study of Sunyani Metropolis" Afribary (2021). Accessed March 31, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-precipitants-and-rate-of-relapse-of-substance-abusers-a-case-study-of-sunyani-metropolis