Kerman University of Medical Sciences
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Addiction and Health is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal in English. This publication offers an opportunity to researchers to publish findings of their research into the impact of addiction, in its broad sense, on health, of any sort, in all areas of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, etc. In addition to original articles, taking priority, critical review articles and case reports, the journal welcomes short communications and letters to editors.  

There is no charge for publication in this journal.

Articles should be submitted via journals website at: 


Original Article
1. Higher Morbidity and Mortality in Trauma Intensive Care Unit Patients with Opium Addiction

Mehdi Ahmadinejad; Hakimeh Karimi-Aliabadi; Mahlagha Dehghan; Parvin Mangolian; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-8

  Background: Opium addiction is associated with multiple physical, psychological, and social problems. Theaim of this study was to compare the risk of morbidity and mortality in opium-addicted and non-addictedtrauma patients admitted to the intensive care units (ICUs) of trauma center of Kerman Province, ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Religious Beliefs, Treatment Seeking, and Treatment Completion among Persons with Substance Abuse Problems

Kesha Baptiste-Roberts; Niya Werts; Kimberly Coleman; Mian Hossain

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 9-17

  Background: Religious beliefs can assist with the success of treatment in persons with substance abuseproblems by providing social support, confidence, and hope.Methods: As such, a secondary analysis using 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), of20219 participants with self-identified ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Trends in Poly Drug Use-associated Deaths based on Confirmed Analytical Toxicology Results in Tehran, Iran, in 2011-2016

Maryam Akhgari; Fariba Sardari-Iravani; Masoud Ghadipasha

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 18-28

  Background: Poly drug use is a public health threat causing morbidity and mortality all over the world.Combined use of licit and illicit drugs is among the possible causes of death. In this retrospective analyticalstudy, we evaluated forensic toxicology analysis results from 2011 to 2016 in Tehran province, ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Heaviness of Smoking Index versus Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence among Current Smokers of Ahmedabad City, India

Parkar Sujal; Patel Anand; Sharma Abhishek

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 29-35

  Background: The purpose of this research was to compare Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI), high earlysmoking, and heavy smoking with the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) and further toevaluate the sensitivity of HSI, high early smoking, and heavy smoking among existing smokers.Methods: A ...  Read More

Original Article
5. The Effects of Folic Acid on Testicular Histology, Sperm Quality, and Spermatogenesis Indices Following 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Exposure in Adult Male Rats

Iman Rad; Arezoo Saberi; Najmeh Sadat Koochakzadeh-Nematollahi; Victoria Habibzadeh; Ehsan Salarkia; Sedigheh Amanollahi; Saeideh Nikpour

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 36-44

  Background: There is an increasing concern over acute exposure of amphetamine and its derivative such as3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on male reproductive toxicity. Supplementary vitamins canreduce the oxidative stresses and repair the damages on reproductive organs. This experimental study ...  Read More

Original Article
6. The Role of Impulsivity and Sensitivity to Reward in Dropout of Addiction Treatment in Heroin Addicts

Abbas Bakhshipour-Rudsari; Alireza Karimpour-Vazifehkhorani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 45-51

  Background: Impulsivity and sensitivity to reward situate at the marrow of pathology of substance usedisorders (SUDs). This study examined the role of impulsivity and sensitivity to reward in dropout of addictiontreatment in heroin addicts.Methods: The participants of this study were 216 heroin addicts. ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
7. A Narrative Review of Third-Wave Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies in Addiction

Ebrahim Balandeh; Abdollah Omidi; Amir Ghaderi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 52-65

  Substance use disorder (SUD) is a prevalent health issue with serious social and personal consequences.SUDs are linked to numerous physical health problems. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of MentalDisorders-5th Edition (DSM-V), the essential characteristic of a SUD is a collection of cognitive, ...  Read More

1. Sex under Influence of Drugs: A Nationwide Survey among Iranian Female Sex Workers

Atiyeh Kamel-Khodabandeh; Moghaddameh Mirzaee; Yunes Jahani; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 205-215

  Background: Due to the high level of sexual relationships, prostitute women are faced with many dangers, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), fertility problems, drug use, etc. In this regard, addict prostitute women are exposed to more risks because ...  Read More

2. Cross-country Comparison of Treatment Policies Facing the Drug Abuse in Five Selected Countries

Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhasani; Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi; Ahmad Hajebi; Saeid Mirzaei

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Summer 2019, , Pages 81-92

  Background: Drug abuse is one of the main problems of human's life; thus communities have been thinkingabout the solution of this problem. The present study aimed to compare the general features of drug abusetreatment policies, war on drugs (WOD), and harm reduction (HR), in the selected countries.Methods: ...  Read More

3. Alcohol Abuse, Consequences and Treatments from the Perspective of Traditional Iranian Medicine: A Review Study

Masoud Moghadari; Haleh Tajeddini; Mohammad Setayesh; Mohadese Kamali

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 192-201

  Background: Alcohol use has always been prevalent in human societies, but in many Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, national laws prohibit the consumption of this substance. Methods: In this study, reference books on traditional Iranian medicine and electronic documents from Google Scholar, ...  Read More

4. The Relationship between Extrinsic and Intrinsic Religious Orientation with Perceived Stress and Cigarette Addiction among University Students

Nabi Banazadeh; Abdolreza Sabahi; Hasan Ziaadini; Arash jalali khalilabadi; Mohammad Banazadeh

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Summer 2019, , Pages 73-80

  Background: Psychological stress is associated with unhealthy lifestyles, including smoking. Moreover, religiousbeliefs can play a significant role in relieving mental disorders such as anxiety and stress. Due to the frequentexposure of medical students to stressful situations, this study was conducted ...  Read More

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