Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Effectiveness of Narrative Therapy in Groups on Psychological Well-being and Distress of Iranian Women with Addicted Husbands

Mohammad Khodayarifard; Gholamreza Sohrabpour

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 1-10

Abstract
  Background: This paper investigated the effectiveness of narrative therapy in groups on psychological well-being and distress among Iranian women with addicted husbands.Methods: The research was an experimental study with pretest-posttest control group design along with follow-ups of one month and three ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
2. Associated Factors of Maintenance in Patients under Treatment with Methadone: A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Farzaneh Farmani; Hadi Farhadi; Younes Mohammadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 41-51

Abstract
  Background: This comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to assess the associated factors of maintenance in patients with methadone therapy in the world.Methods: A systematic literature review was performed from several scientific databases; these include PubMed, Scopus, ISI ...  Read More

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4. Results of Activity of Anonymous Alcoholic Association in Iran

Fahimeh Mohseni; Raheleh Rafaiee

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 11-16

Abstract
  Background: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) for alcoholics in the world. During the recent decades, Iran has suffered from alcohol abuse and its consequences. Alcoholism is a taboo subject in Iran and there are few studies in this area. This is the first study ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
5. Genotoxic and Carcinogenic Effect of Gutkha: A Fast-growing Smokeless Tobacco

Bharat Sankhla; Khushboo Kachhwaha; Sayed Yawer Hussain; Shikha Saxena; Sundragiri Krishana-Sireesha; Akashay Bhargava

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 52-63

Abstract
  Oral cancer is a highly lethal disease and one of the most debilitating and disfiguring of all malignancies in the world. According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2010 report, 60% of tobacco users in India use only smokeless tobacco. Among 206 million smokeless tobacco users, 65.1 million are ...  Read More

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6. Component Analysis of the Illegal Handmade Pills and Capsules for Self-Medicating Substance Dependence in Tehran, Iran

Hamid Reza Khoddami-Vishteh; Hooman Narenjiha; Roya Noori; Azadeh Olyaei; Afsaneh Fard-Sanei; Monir Fekri; Ali Farhoudian

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 17-23

Abstract
  Background: To self-medicate substance dependence, many substance users consume herbal medicines delivered in herbal medicine shops which are prepared through non-standard methods using a variety of different materials. Hence, the present study was carried out aiming to investigate and analyze the content ...  Read More

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7. Temperamental Characteristics and Problem-Solving Skills among Patients on Opioid Agonists

Shahin Eslami-Saaraab; Heidar Eslami-Shahrbabaki; Mahin Eslami-Shahrbabaki; Shirin Motaghyan

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 24-31

Abstract
  Background: The study of temperament and problem-solving styles in people with substance abuse is important in promoting the functions of prevention and treatment of this social problem. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the nature and problem-solving skills of methadone treated patients ...  Read More

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8. Transition from First Drug Use to Regular Injection among People Who Inject Drugs in Iran

Masoomeh Koozegar; Armita Shahesmaeili; Mehdi Noroozi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 32-40

Abstract
  Background: The study aimed to evaluate the interval between first drug use and regular injection and factors associated with transition from first injection into premature regular injection among people who inject drugs (PWIDs).Methods: In a multicenter cross-sectional study, we recruited 400 PWIDs ...  Read More