Resiliencia y consumo de cannabis, drogas de síntesis y cocaína en jóvenes

  1. Elisardo Becoña Iglesias 1
  2. Ana López-Durán 1
  3. Elena Fernández del Río 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Psicopatología Clínica Legal y Forense

ISSN: 1576-9941

Ano de publicación: 2013

Volume: 13

Número: 1

Páxinas: 59-72

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Psicopatología Clínica Legal y Forense


In the present study, we examine the relation between resilience and use of illegal drugs (cannabis, cocaine and synthetic drugs). We used a sample of 1,706 youths, aged 14 to 25 years, randomly selected in three geographic areas of Galicia (Spain): Vigo (Pontevedra), Salnés (Pontevedra) and O Carballiño (Ourense). Resilience was assessed using the Resilience Scale of Wagnild and Young (1993). The results indicate, as predicted, that people who use drugs some time in their life or in the last 6 months are less resilient than those who have not used them. The present study indicates the need to take into account the resilience of individuals due to its relationship with drug use and other risky behaviours, as well as in developing drug prevention programs.