Healing verses (As-Syifa Verses): A proposed novel therapy approach to reduce stress in drug addiction

Rohayah, Husain and Khairi, Che Mat and Mohd Shahril, Othman and Nasir, Mohamad and Syed Hadzrullathfi, Syed Omar and Samhani, Ismail and Zulfa Izza, Mohamed Hashim (2017) Healing verses (As-Syifa Verses): A proposed novel therapy approach to reduce stress in drug addiction. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 10 (12). p. 39. ISSN 0974-3618

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Stress increases internalized and psychosocial vulnerability in development of illicit drug abuse. A considerable number of researches show stress initiates and escalates drug abusive behavior as coping strategies to deal with stressors and to self-medicate. National Institute on Drug Abuse has stated that drug addicts is part of mental illness for brain changes it made and disturbance in normal hierarchy of needs and desire. Although many strategies had been launched, the extent of worldwide illicit drug users accounts at 185 million people. Stress relates to increased muscle tension with heighten its electrical conductivity impacting in vasoconstriction and decreased blood flow that leads to heart rate problem. Their brain also exhibited altered patterns of connectivity which reduced of self- control over impulses thus making self-reward a compulsory need. Looking at the relaxation effect served by the Holy Quran, As-Syifa Verses is thoughtful to have a novel therapeutic significance of self-reward to ease the emotional disturbance associates with chronic stress. We aimed to conduct a study to learn the contribution of As-Syifa Verses in alleviating stress those leads to drug abusive behavior. A systematic documentation was done through qualitative content analysis regarding drug addiction and its relationship to stress, current treatment modalities and the therapeutic value of As-Syifa Verses from various Islamic traditions rationaled by scientific evidences. An abundant trustworthiness qualitative data found harmonically advocate that As-Syifa Verses have power of control on stress. It is proposed that As-Syifa Verses could be implemented as an intervention in controlling stress among drug addicts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: As-Syifa Verses, stress, drug addiction
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2022 03:34
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 03:34
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/5820

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