Attachment patterns among addicts and non-addicts a comparative analysis
The present study was conducted to get assess and compare the Attachment patterns of Addicts and Non-addicts .The study was conducted in Chandigarh which was a purposive selection ,covering the Non addicts in three Educational Institutes –Punjab University, Sector 14, D.A.V. College, Sector –10 and Institute for Hotel Management Sector 42. Addicts were covered from three De-addiction centers; Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan Sector-15 and Alcoholic and Narcotics Anonymous. The subjects were 100 in number, (50 Addicts, 50 Non-addicts) all males, in the age group 17-21 years. The tool used in the study was Iinventory for Parental and Peer Attachment by Greenberg et.al. (1987). It was reported that Addicts were more attached to their peers and Non-addicts were more attached to their parents. Thus, it could be concluded that satisfying & meaningful relationships are necessary for the proper development of adolescents.