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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2009, 17(2): 32-43 Back to browse issues page
Comparative Study of Factors Associated with Addiction Withdrawal in Clients Referring to Drug-Stop Clinics of Northern khorasan(Iran) in 2007
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Introduction: In Iran, durating the last 20 years, the incidence of drug abuse has been three times more than the rate of population growth.To fight such a problem, the drug request has considerably decreased in recent years, such a procedure includs three main steps as follows: prevention, treatment and loss reduction. In the field of treatment, out patient clinics are providing necessary services to stop drug abuse by the addicts.The reason to take steps to give up drug-abuse is considered an essencial matter of action for stoping addiction it.This research was designed to determine the factors influencing the decision-making stimula in patients referring to out patient drug-stop clinics in northern Khorasan(north of Iran). Materials & Methods: The research was of a descriptive-analytic nature that investigated addict patients referring to the out-patient drug-stop clinics of northern khorasan province during the second half of 2007 .The samples were selected by an easy sampling method .The needed data were gathered using questionnaires on the addicts' first visit to the clinic before taking any initial treatment. Besides the demographic ,history&type of abuse ,style and frequency of addiction,some other factors such as socio-familial , economic, and individual ones were considered. Findings: Among all the 387 clients, 343 (88.5%) cases were male and 44 people (11.5%) were female with the mean age of 32.84+9.65 years, while the mean age on starting to abuse drug was 22.87+7.14 years. The most abused drugs included opium, opium nectar ,crystal and heroin respectively. On a decreasing order of frequency, 49.6% of the clients showed a positive family history of addiction.The first drug in 56% of the patients had been abused through a suggestion by a friend. In 42% of the cases, the main factor for deciding to stop addiction were their family. Discussion & Conclusion: The most significant factors encouraging the addicts to stop drug-abuse proved to be of economical ,social, empowering, and individual ones. The most important barrier factor for resistance to stop addiction seemed to be lack of self-efficiency.
Keywords: drug-abuse stop, self efficiency, influencing factors, family history
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Received: 2010/01/4 | Accepted: 2015/04/20 | Published: 2015/04/20
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Comparative Study of Factors Associated with Addiction Withdrawal in Clients Referring to Drug-Stop Clinics of Northern khorasan(Iran) in 2007 . Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2009; 17 (2) :32-43
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