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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 380-382
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2005.380.382
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The Household Survey of Drug Abuse in Kerman, Iran

Hasan Ziaaddini and Mohammad Reza Ziaaddini

To ascertain the prevalence of drug abuse among Iranian people a cross sectional household population based survey with census sampling was designed. The Roehampton questionnaire was used for evaluation. Opium abuse was the most frequent substance abuse (17.1%) and opioid dependency was 5.3%. Any one consumed alcohol. Only 4 person had daily use of cannabis, 3 person had daily use of heroin and 8 person had daily abuse of tranquilizers. The most common usage method was inhalation and there was no injection. There was a statistical significant difference between sex and substance abuse. In Iran like other countries drug abuse in male is more frequent than female. The most common substance abuse is opium, it should be noted that in Iran, it is very difficult to obtain LSD, cocaine, or psychedelics, specially, in rural area. Cultural attitude toward substance use quite likely affect the types and patterns of use.
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Hasan Ziaaddini and Mohammad Reza Ziaaddini , 2005. The Household Survey of Drug Abuse in Kerman, Iran. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5: 380-382.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2005.380.382






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