Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Effectiveness of Emotion Regulation Training on the Reduction of Craving ‎in Drug Abusers

Hamed Choopan; Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh; Yousef Aazami; Younes Doostian; Ali Farhudian; Omid Massah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 68-75

Abstract
  Background: Emotion regulation appears to provide individuals with a doubled ability to avoid drug relapse and assists with the control of temptation to reuse, which is a type of tendency-avoidance conflict. The present study aims to investigate the effect of Gross model-based emotion regulation training ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
2. Maternal Separation and the Risk of Drug Abuse in Later Life

Fatemeh Delavari; Vahid Sheibani; Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 107-114

Abstract
  Maternal separation (MS) is defined as the termination of the continuity of mother-child relationship after the relationship is established. Although MS and maternal deprivation are different in terms of their definitions, these two terms are usually used interchangeably. This review aims to investigate ...  Read More

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3. Comparison of Quantitative and Qualitative Dermatoglyphic Characteristics ‎of Opium Addicts with Healthy Individuals

Omid Mehrpour; Ardeshir Sheikhazadi; Afsoon Barzegar; Afzal Husein; Claudia Malic; Elham Sheikhazadi; Seyed Hossein Saberi-Anary

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 76-83

Abstract
  Background: Recreational drugs have a significant impact on the lives of drug users, their close families and friends, as well as their society. Social, psychological, biological, and genetic factors could make a person more prone to using recreational drugs. Finger and A-B ridges (dermatoglyphics) are ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
4. Marketed New Drug Delivery Systems for Opioid Agonists/Antagonists ‎Administration: A Rapid Overview

Hoda Soltani; Abbas Pardakhty

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 115-122

Abstract
  Novel drug delivery systems for controlled-release of opioid agonists as a long time painkillers or opioid antagonists for opium, heroin, and alcohol addiction are under development or in clinical use today. In this article, the field of “new drug delivery systems” is momentarily reviewed from the ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
5. Sleep Disorders in Methadone Maintenance Treatment Volunteers and Opium-‎dependent Patients

Habibolah Khazaie; Farid Najafi; Mohammad Rasoul Ghadami; Atena Azami; Marzieh Nasouri; Masoud Tahmasian; Behnam Khaledi-Paveh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 84-89

Abstract
  Background‎: The relationship between substance use and sleep is bidirectional. Substance use directly causes sleep disturbances, and sleep problems are a critical factor in substance-use relapse. Methods: This study evaluated sleep disorders in 65 methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients, and ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
6. Factors Affecting Hookah Smoking Trend in the Society: A Review Article

Victoria Momenabadi; Mohammad Hossein Kaveh; Seyed Yaser Hashemi; Vahid Reza Borhaninejad

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 123-135

Abstract
  Background: An increase in hookah smoking is considered to be a serious health problem in societies with different cigarette smoking patterns. Thus, determinants of increase in this behavior are needed to be identified. This study aimed to review the articles related to the causes of hookah smoking in ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
7. Willingness to Receive Treatment for Hepatitis C among Injecting Drug ‎Users on Methadone Program: Implications for Education and Treatment

Zahra Alammehrjerdi; Afsaneh Moradi; Fenglian Xu; Mehran Zarghami; Javad Salehi-Fadardi; Kate Dolan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 90-97

Abstract
  Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is common among people who inject drugs (PWID) on methadone program in Iran (Persia). However, a few PWID on methadone program report willingness to receive HCV treatment. This study aimed to assess the factors which were associated with willingness to receive HCV ...  Read More