Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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Addiction is one of the most important social damages which due to its progressive nature adversely affect
psychological health of people. Identification of behavioral factors is essential to effectively prevent addiction. Hence this talk
investigates the characteristics of drug addicts in a drug rehabilitation center in Isfahan.
In this analytical cross-sectional study performed in 2012, the population consisted of all addicts who referred to
Shefa Drug Rehabilitation Center. A sample of 201 individuals was randomly selected. Two questionnaires were used to collect
data; the first questionnaire examined demographic characteristics and the second one was the 71 item Minnesota Multiphase
Personality Inventory short form. Chi-square test, Fishers exact test and Kruskal-Wallis test were used in SPSS20 to analyze
Findings showed that depression and hypomania were the most and least prevalent disorder among individuals
with high-risk psychological profiles of clinical scales respectively. Psychopathic deviate and schizophrenia were seen among
unemployment more than employment people. Depression and hypochondriasis were the most frequent disorder among
This study suggested that those therapies which lack pre-assessment of predisposing factors for addiction and
are not defined according to personal characteristics of patients lose the chance for complete treatment. It is then necessary
to include psychological therapies in treatment programs. Also various drugs have different effects on personality disorders.
Finally it is essential for treatment of drug addicts that therapist considers a triangle of demographic characteristics, type of
drug, and personality disorders in their analysis of patients
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