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Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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Research Article

Which One Support (Family, Friend or Other Significant) is Much More Important to Drug Cessation? A Study among Men Kermanshah Addicts, the West of Iran

Farzad Jalilian1, Fazel Zinat Motlagh2, Mohamad Reza Amoei3, Naser Hatamzadeh4, Hassan Gharibnavaz5 and Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh6*

1Health Education & Promotion, Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah, University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2Health Education & Promotion, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3Applied research bureau of the police of Kermanshah, Iran

4Health Education & Promotion, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

5Dept. of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

6Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd, Yazd, Iran

Corresponding Author:
Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd, Yazd, Iran
Tel: 989133093483
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 20, 2013; Accepted date: February 07, 2014; Published date: February 14, 2014

Citation: Jung Jalilian F, Motlagh FZ, Amoei MR, Hatamzadeh N, Gharibnavaz H, et al. (2014) Which One Support (Family, Friend or Other Significant) is Much More Important to Drug Cessation? A Study among Men Kermanshah Addicts, the West of Iran. J Addict Res Ther 5:174. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000174

Copyright: © 2014 Jalilian F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Introduction: Drug abuse is one of the most serious problems in recent years in many countries. Social support is important benchmarks of health for people in avoidance conditions. The main goal of this study was to determine the drug abuse pattern, and social support status among men Kermanshah addicts, the west of Iran.

Methods: This cross-sectional study, conducted among men Kermanshah addicts, the west of Iran, during 2010, a total of 132 addicts, were randomly selected to participate voluntarily in the study. Data were collected from conduct interviews based on standard questionnaire and analyzed were by using SPSS-18 at 95% significant level.

Results: The majority of addicts were young (Mean: 30.4 years), and with little education. Opium (36.4%), Crack (21.2%), and Methamphetamine (12.9%) was the predominant drug. Inabilities to reject the offer drug use and have an addict friend the most reason to drug use were reported. Almost, 18.9% reported history of drug injection. 43.2% of the participants had already done drug cessation at least once. There was a significant correlation (P<0.05) between high level of social support and drug cessation.

Conclusion: Based on our findings, drug cessation was a significant correlation with high level of social support. It seems providing educational program to addict’s families for more support of patients at drug cessation can be beneficial.

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