Adolescent is a vulnerable age to having negative impact as substance abuse. This study aimed to determine the effect of therapeutic group therapy and assertiveness training against substance abuse refusal skills in adolescent. The study used a quasi-experimental pre-post test without a control group. The research consisted of 87 high school adolescents in East Java. Data were obtain using Drugs Avoidance and Self Efficacy Scale (DASES) instrument. The results showed significantly increased substance abuse refusal skill after therapeutic group therapy and assertiveness training (p > 0.05). This research-proven who has nursing intervention using therapeutic group therapy and assertiveness training is recommended to increase substance abuse refusal skills who can prevent substance abuse in adolescent research.
- Assertiveness training
- Substance abuse refusal skill
- Therapeutic group therapy