Learning Objective 1: "The learner will be able to know more about the Program of Promoting Love to Prevent Drug Addiction for Thai adolescents".
Learning Objective 2: "The learner will be able to share experience about the program to prevent drug addiction for adolescents".
Methods: Ninety-six adolescents and their families participated in the program. Simple random sampling was assigned adolescents and their families into experiment (n=48) and control (n=48) groups. The experimental group received the 8-session PLPDA activities, including, 1) our family 2) role and responsibility of family member 3) built up love in family by communication 4) bonding development among family member by family activities 5) expression of love and caring for each other 6) reinforcement among family members 7) stress management and 8) commitment to our family: love and relationship day. Each session was performed 60-90 minutes per week. The control group received information of drug abuse prevention after 1-month follow up. The questionnaire of drug abuse prevention behavior was administered to adolescents in both groups at pretest (T0), post tests (T1), and 1- month follow-up (T2). Descriptive statistics and Two-way repeated measure ANOVA were employed to analyze the data.
1. Mean scores of drug abuse prevention behavior were significant difference (p<.05) between the PLPDA group and control groups at post-test (T1) and 1- month follow-up (T2).
2. Mean scores of drug abuse prevention behavior of the PLPDA group were significantly different between pretest and post test as well as pretest and follow-up period (p<.05). However, there was no significantly different between mean scores of post-test and follow-up (p>.05).
3. Interaction effects between method and time was found on behavior for drug abuse prevention (F2, 188= 9.31, p<.001)
The PLPDA program could promote loving and caring in adolescent families the PLPD group; therefore, the health care provider and relevant organizations should utilize the PLPDA program as well as apply in curriculum to promote loving and caring in adolescent families.