Factors of quality of life of metamphetamine users

Nikola Brandová, Alena Kajanová
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Institute of Social and Special-paedagogical Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Korespondenční autor: Nikola Brandová (nikusab@seznam.cz)

ISSN 1804-7181 (On-line)

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Submitted:1. 4. 2019
Accepted: 4. 6. 2019
Published online: 31. 7. 2019


The article discusses the factors of quality of life of metamphetamine users. The abuse of metamphetamine often destroys human dignity in many ways, as it devastates the self-respect and acceptance of the person in question and of the person’s social networks. It leads to multiple issues, including serious psychological problems, criminality, partner problems, emotional and social problems and employment instability.

This article offers a systematic synoptic study. The data were acquired through secondary analysis of data extracted from professional databased journals without any specific time interval. The following source databases were used: Scopus, Web of Science, Elsevier, Google Scholar. The following key words were chosen: quality of life, metamphetamine user, cocaine, alcohol.

It was found that relations with the family and with the surroundings, or social support, respectively, constitute the most important factor influencing the quality of life of users of habit-forming substances in general. The analysis also showed that the quality of life differs within individual types of habit-forming substances (stimulants, inhibitors, halucinogens). Another important factor is the therapy that improves the qualit

Keywords: Alcohol; Cocaine; Quality of life; Metamphetamine user


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