Volume 8, Number 2 (6-2014)                   IJPBS 2014, 8(2): 81-85 | Back to browse issues page


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Rezahosseini O, Roohbakhsh A, Tavakolian V, Assar S. Drug Abuse among University Students of Rafsanjan, Iran. IJPBS. 2014; 8 (2) :81-85
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-403-en.html

School of Medicine, Enqelab Square, Shariati Street, Rafsanjan, Iran, PO Box: 77175-835.
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Objective: The present study aimed to determine the frequency of drug abused in a sample of university students in Rafsanjan, Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 1,260 students volunteered (311 males and 949 females) with mean age of 21.35 years. Data were collected by a self-administrated questionnaire regarding drugs abuse and demographic information. Results: Benzodiazepines were the most common abused drugs which were reported in 94 students (7.4%). Other agents studied were cigarette and tobacco (159, cases 12.6%), alcoholic drinks (60 cases, 4.7%), and opiates (42 cases, 3.3%). Forty-three students (3.4%) had used methylphenidate in the last 6 months. Of this, 39 (90.6%) experienced insomnia. All students who abused methylphenidate indicated that the reason for this behavior was to raise alertness and conscious levels. Conclusion: The pattern of drug abuse among the students here seems similar to other reports from Iranian universities.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/07/6 | Accepted: 2014/07/6 | Published: 2014/07/6

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