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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(4): 58-66 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of Psychoactive Substances Use and Their Associated Factors Among Students of Shiraz University and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
A Ashrafi hafez , Mr Fakor ziba , A Babaee haidar abadi , F Hosaini , E Razmposh , Z Gharlipour , K Dashdebi * 1, R Valizadeh
1- , kghobadi61@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Commonly, the origin of drug use in adults comes from youth. This is one of the most important social problems that not only endanger the public health but it also lead to moral and ethical decay of individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of psychoactive substances use and its risk factors in Shiraz University and Shiraz University of Med-ical Sciences. Materials & Methods: In the descriptive- analytical study, 640 students from the schools of Shiraz University and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were selected based on a random cluster sampling method. Data were collected by self-completion anonymous questionnaires. After data collection, analysis was performed using SPSS software. Findings: The rate of psychoactive subst-ances use among the students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Shiraz University were 10.8% and 9.2%, resp-ectively, that their difference was not significant (p = 0.498). The rate of psy-choactive substances use among men was more than of women (25% vs. 19%) and the history of use was more in married students than the single ones (19.5% vs. 8.7%). The students of Shiraz University versus Shiraz University of Medical Sciences used more alcohol (17.7% vs. 9.4%), drugs (9.8% vs. 3.3%) and smoking (21.5% vs. 17.5%) and these differences were statistically significant. Discussion & Conclusion: This study indicated the necessity of planning and preventive interventional strategies to reduce drug use among students and thereupon promoting their health.
Keywords: psychotropic substances, ecstasy, addiction, student
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: clinical psychology
Received: 2013/10/8 | Accepted: 2013/10/29 | Published: 2013/10/29

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