Kerman University of Medical Sciences

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.

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Original Article
1. Blood Lead Levels in Opium-Poisoned Children: One Cross-Sectional Study in Iran

Arezoo Chouhdari; Fariba Farnaghi; Hossein Hassanian‐Moghaddam; Nasim Zamani; Shahram Sabeti; Hadi Shahrabi Farahani

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 159-166

  Background: Lead poisoning is now more common due to accidental or intentional exposure to opiumimpregnated with lead. We aimed to determine the relationship between the blood lead levels (BLLs) andbasic characteristics in opium-poisoned children.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 32 children younger ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Does Smoking Cessation Improve Oral Health-related Quality of Life? A Pilot Study

Raha Habibagahi; Nader Navabi; Maryam Alsadat Hashemipour; Atefeh Hashemzehi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 167-174

  Background: Smoking tobacco is a significant health problem for humankind. Cigarettes could affect people’slife from socioeconomic and psychosomatic aspects. The oral cavity is the first orifice through which cigarettesmoke enters the body. Thus, it is directly exposed to cigarettes and their harmful ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Impact of Filter on the Estimation of Quantitative Mixture Risk Caused by Some Chemical Constituents Generated from Popular Cigarette Brands in Iran

Razzagh Rahimpoor; Fatemeh Gohari-Ensaf; Jalal Poorolajal; Mohammad Javad Assari

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 175-185

  Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of filter on the eventual carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic risks caused by the main toxic constituents of popular cigarette brands in Iran.Methods: At this laboratory study, the concentration of benzene, formaldehyde, arsenic, and cadmium in ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Sudanese Medical Students’ Perceptions of Psychoactive Substance Use

Anas Ibn Auf; Mohamed A. Alnor

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 186-195

  Background: Psychoactive substance use is a significant problem and the perception of physicians andmedical students for this problem is important since it may affect their behavior regarding managing patientswho suffer from substance-related problems. The objective of this study was to examine the perception ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Waterpipe Smoking: A Survey of Health Science Students in Iran

Mohammadreza Naghavi; Farshid Khosropour

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 196-204

  Background: Explaining the risk and protective factors of waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) is the mostimportant principle in designing preventive interventions. This study examined the relationship betweenself-reported childhood abuse and WTS among health science students in Iran.Methods: This cross-sectional ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Smartphone Overuse from Iranian University Students’ Perspective: A Qualitative Study

Mandana Amiri; Behnaz Dowran

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 205-215

  Background: Smartphone usage has increasing during recent years. Since its excessive use can have negativeconsequences, it is important to know how users use it and become dependent on it. This study was aimed atexploring how university students use their phones, how they depend on them, and the possibleconsequences ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Salivary Total Antioxidant and Lipid Peroxidation Levels in Passive Smoking and Nonsmoking Adolescents

Fatemeh Neshat; Masoomeh Shirzaiy; Sepideh Shademan

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 216-224

  Background: Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is one of the most toxic environmental exposures andpassive smoking is an important general health problem. Children are the most vulnerable group to ETSexposure. This study aimed to compare the salivary total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and lipid peroxidationlevels ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
8. Smokeless Tobacco Use in Iran: A Systematic Review

Mahnaz Solhi; Esmaeil Fattahi; Hadis Barati; Masoud Mohammadi; Parisa Kasmaei; Sedighe Rastaghi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 225-234

  Background: Smokeless tobacco (ST) use is one of the most important public health problems in SoutheastAsia. The use of these substances increases the incidence of some cancers and other diseases. The purpose ofthis review study was to investigate on ST use in Iran.Methods: A literature search was conducted ...  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. 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

3. 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

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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