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:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (July 2013) ::
Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2013, 1(2): 41-50 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence and Pattern of Drug Abuse among Prisoners in Kermanshah City
Farzad Jalilian , Mahdi Irzaei Alavijeh , Mohmmad Reza Amoei , Fazel Zinat Motlagh , Naser Hatamzadeh , Hamid Allahverdipour *
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Background: Addiction is one of the fundamental problems in society that led to the loss of the national capital and the most disruptive of order and security in society. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and patterns of drug use among prisoners. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study among 615 prisoners associated with murder, robbery and dispute in Kermanshah city. Data were collected using a questionnaire and analyzed by use of statistical software SPSS-21. Results: 39.4 percent reported a history of drug use before prison. Opium (33.2%) and crystal (27.1%) was the most used drug among prisoners. 9.3 % had a history of injection addiction. Onset age of drug use was 9 -34 years old with 14.36± 4.97. Conclusion: The low age of drug abuse and the prevalence of intravenous drug addiction among offenders can be as a warning for responsible in this regard, implementation prevention programs to risky behavior and harm reduction among high-risk groups can follow useful results.
Keywords: Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse Pattern, Prison
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2013/08/4 | Accepted: 2013/09/9
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Jalilian F, irzaei Alavijeh M, Amoei M R, Zinat Motlagh F, Hatamzadeh N, Allahverdipour H. Prevalence and Pattern of Drug Abuse among Prisoners in Kermanshah City. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2013; 1 (2) :41-50
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فصلنامه آموزش بهداشت و ارتقاء سلامت ایران Iranian Journal of Health Education and Health Promotion
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