Gebi Elmi Nurhayati, Haidir Syafrullah, Bandu Jatra M, Emma Aprilia H, Yuliska Sari Dewi


Background: This study explored and described effects of drug abuse (mixing dextromethorphan and ethanol) in East Belitung-Indonesia. Objectives: It aims to identify experiences of teenagers’ regarding the effects of drug abuse. Methods: Qualitative research with a phenomenological approach conducted. Five teenagers ages 15 to 18 years old experienced effects of drug abuse in East Belitung-Indonesia are participants in this study. In-depth interviews were used. Results: The gathered data were analyzed through the use of Colaizzi’s Methodological Approach. Following themes emerged: (1) Relationship with Family and Community, (2) Health Condition (Physic and Psychic), (3) Education Problems, (4) Behavior of Users. Conclusions: Teenagers with drug abuse encountered varied experiences and conditions, however, they maintained an optimistic perception about their future after rehabilitation. By learning from this experiences, other teenagers can be given proper guidance, education, and support in order to prevent drug abuse. The nursing education should design and develop the education program for teenagers to avoid drug abuse. Future researchers may conduct a more comprehensive study on a larger scale on other facets of drug abuse. Quantitative research may also be done to validate and enhance the results of this study.



Effects, Drug Abuse, Dextromethorphan, Ethanol, Lived Experiences, Teenagers

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