Material and methods.A socio-psychological survey and clinical-psychological research were conducted (level of alexithymia; intensity of Internet addiction; individual-characterological personality traits; individual style of coping strategies, behavioral patterns and resources of personality) in the cohort of 150 people living in Belarus at the age of 15-24, average age: 18.9±1.64, M:F= 87:63). As a result of randomization of subjects 3 groups were detected: main group (people with traces of developing addiction from “new psychoactive substances” (NPS))(MG, 50 people); group of comparison (people with “non-chemical” forms of addiction (Internet addiction) (GC, 50 people) and control group (50 people, without addictions and deviant behavior). Results.The research of coping behavior methods, in the category “Search for social support” groups MG and control differ significantly statistically (probability of passing similarity p = 0.016, t=2.45, df=147) has shown the significance of social network support as in the case of PAS addiction. Total score of Toronto Alexithymia Scale-26-R showed that people from MG (average number 67.66±8.01) and CG (average number 58.92±8.36) statistically differ significantly, probability of passing similarity is p<0.001, t=5.3, df=147. Indicators of expressed alexithymia noticeably prevail in MG and GC, in comparison with control. While researching Internet addiction using subject-oriented scale, statistically significant difference between CG and control was found out, probability of passing similarity is p = 0.006, t=2.82, df=147. Conclusion.Received and analyzed study materials are the basis for the development of combined preventive and rehabilitation program for those with “new PAS” addiction and “Internet addiction” among teenagers and youth.
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