Interpersonal Conflict with the Community among Relapsing Male Drug Addicts in 1 Malaysia Cure and Care Clinics, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
This research is conducted to explain how the inability of former drug addicts controlling interpersonal conflict that occurs in the community results in relapse or return to their addiction. This qualitative research utilizes a phenomenological approach via face-to-face interviews with 6 drug addicts that are participating in a rehab program in 1 Malaysia Cure and Care Clinics, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Purposive sampling is used and data analysis of thematic analysis was conducted via an inductive approach that focuses on coding to obtain major themes. Results show that the reasons for interpersonal conflict that occurs among former drug addicts is the issue of labeling drug addicts as convicts, isolation from the community and restricted from participating in community-based programs. Researcher suggests related agencies to work with rehabilitation officers in restructuring the rehabilitation learning module and improve the interpersonal conflict management module. It is hoped that in the future former drug addicts would be capable to face and manage interpersonal conflict that occurs and simultaneously avoid from recidivism in addiction.