A HOLISTIC EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO REMEDY DRUG ABUSE ADOLESCENTS TOWARDS SOCIAL FUNCTIONING
Keywords:holistic approach, empowerment, narcotic-abused adolescents, drug abuse, social functioning
Adolescents are the nation's next generation. However, some of them are involved in drug abuse. This study aims to describe the development of a holistic approach to empowering drug abuse adolescents to improve their social functioning. Data collection techniques were carried out by observation, interviews, and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). Data analysis was performed using interactive model analysis. The results showed that the adolescent's empowerment was carried out by establishing an empowerment program, with the following approaches: participation, partnership, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency. The empowerment program helped enhance the adolescents' social functioning by fulfilling their daily needs, overcoming their problems, enabling them to carry out their social roles both in the family and the community, and developing themselves.