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Evaluation of consumption pattern of methamphetamine addicts in addiction treatment centers in Southwest Iran

Jamshidi, F. and Mohammadi, E. and Davoodzadeh, H. (2017) Evaluation of consumption pattern of methamphetamine addicts in addiction treatment centers in Southwest Iran. Minerva Psichiatrica, 58 (4). pp. 209-215. ISSN 03911772 (ISSN)

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: An important aspect of addiction specified during preventive efforts has been relapsing to drug abuse after release from prison or correctional facility. The aim of this study was to evaluate meta-amphetamine consumption patterns and causes of treatment failure in patients admitted to addiction treatment centers in Ahvaz City in 2016. METHODS: This study is a descriptive study. 358 cases of addicts were selected from addiction treatment centers in Ahwaz using random sampling and 45 cases consumed methamphetamine. In order to collect data, a check list prepared by Deputy of Treatment in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences was distributed in these centers and data were recorded. This checklist is generally composed of two parts. The first part contains the user's demographic information and the second part contains information about the pattern of drug use. All statistical operations were performed using SPSS 22 software. RESULTS: The average age of patients was 37.24±10.63 years, 97.8 were male, 91.1 of them live in urban area, 66.7 of patients were married, 40 of patients lived at their home, 40 of addicts were employed, 73/3 of patients were not covered by insurance. The mean duration of methamphetamine for everyone was 144/38 months, 91.1 of subjects had smoked the drug, 55.6 of patients used the drug for pleasure, 42.2 had family and psychological problems; 33.3 for curiosity, 28.9 of them had health problems, 66.7 sought a treatment for mental effects, 62.2 had physical effects of substance abuse, 44.4 had financial problems, 33.3 felt the pressure from the people, 28.9 were tired of the substance, 7.6 had legal problems related to their marriage. CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that one of the most back to substance use after a period of leave has been a temptation for consumers. The results of this study indicate lower age of first use, the spread of methamphetamine use and relapse among consumers. © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Behavior, addictive Methamphetamine Substance-related disorders adult Article descriptive research drug abuse pattern drug use executive function female human inhalation injection insomnia Iran male methamphetamine dependence relapse smoking treatment failure unemployment
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:10
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18218

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