Cognitive Emotional Regulation Strategies and Locus of Control among Substance Users

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Shashvat Shanker,

M.N Kirmani,

  1. Assistant Professor Amity University (AICP) Haryana India
  2. Associate Professor Amity University (AICP) Haryana India


Substance use is among the major health concern that creates significant disability in a person’s mood and behavior, which leads to poor health and loss of productivity. Increasing substance use is associated with various short and long-term effects which affect how they deal with stress, regulate their emotions, decision making, and overall quality of life. The current research aims to Examine relationship between cognitive emotional regulation strategies and locus of control among substance users to highlight the need for understanding and managing the issues effectively. The measures used were (i) CAGE Questions Adapted to Include Drug Use (Ewing, 1984) to examine substance use issues, (ii) Cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire (CERQ) to examine cognitive emotional regulation strategies, and (iii) Internality, powerful others, and chance scales to examine locus of control. Purposive sampling was used to gather the data after obtaining permission from the management and participants. Descriptive statistics percentage, and Pearson correlation were used to examine the variables and relationship between cognitive emotion regulation strategies and locus of control in substance users. The research findings revealed that there are significant relationships between the variables of cognitive emotional regulation strategies and internal, external (powerful others and chance) locus of control. Mental health experts need to understand the cognitive emotional regulation strategies and locus of control to make an effective treatment plan for catering to the emerging mental health needs of substance users.

Keywords: Substance Users, Cognitive Emotional Regulation, Loss of Control, Addiction Psychology, Behavioral Adaptation

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Received May 2, 2024
Accepted June 4, 2024
Published July 4, 2024