Employment barriers against people with drug use histories

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Abstract

Unemployment is one of the determining factors for the tendency of addicts to relapse. However, research on drug relapse due to unemployment among former addicts is still lacking and less widely studied. Therefore, this research was conducted to identify the drug addicts' experiences of employment barriers which later force them into drug relapse. A total of 400 rehabilitees from eight Narcotics Addiction Recovery Center in Peninsular Malaysia were chosen using stratified random sampling. Data were analyzed using descriptive analyses. Results showed that many employers are still reluctant to take drug addicts as employees. Therefore, these findings suggest that further research from the perspectives of employers is needed to identify the factors of employment barriers against people with drug use histories. Such study is considered important in order to ensure former drug addicts are able to rebuild their life and be free from drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume19
Issue numberSPEC. ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Drug relapse
  • Employer acceptance
  • Employment barriers
  • Rehabilitation
  • Unemployment

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  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
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Employment barriers against people with drug use histories. / Ibrahim, Fauziah; Omar, Mustaffa; Lukman, Z. M.; Alavi, Khadijah; Sarnon @ Kusenin, Norulhuda; Nen, Salina; Subhi, Nasrudin.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 19, No. SPEC. ISSUE, 10.2011, p. 109-114.

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