Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article
1. Age of Onset of Methamphetamine Consumption among the Iranian Youth Aged 19-29: A Cross-sectional Study

Hadiseh Darvishzadeh; moghaddameh mirzaee; Yunes Jahani; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 138-147

Abstract
  AbstractBackground: Around the world, one of the main concerns and risky behaviors among youths ismethamphetamine consumption. Since the age of onset of methamphetamine use is decreasing, therefore, itis important to identify the effective factors on the age of onset of methamphetamine consumption. In ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Effect of Khat Chewing on the Salivary pH before and after Using Mouthwashes

Wafa Badulla; Abdul-Rahman Ben Yahiya

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 148-155

Abstract
  AbstractBackground: Saliva is a biological fluid that has multiple protective functions. These functions can beattained only if the saliva keeps certain physo-chemical properties such as pH.Methods: The main purpose of the current study was to compare the salivary pH among khat chewers andnon-khat chewers ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Effectiveness of Religious-Spiritual Group Therapy on Spiritual Health and Quality of Life in Methadone-treated Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Mehdi Yaghubi; Mohammad Abdekhoda; Samira Khani

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 156-164

Abstract
  Background: Spirituality is one of the most important factors that can contribute to the recovery of substanceuse disorder (SUD). The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the religious-spiritual grouptherapy on the spiritual health and the quality of life in methadone-treated patients.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Effects of Modafinil on Sleep Pattern during Methamphetamine Withdrawal: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Seyed Mohamad Moosavi; Jamshid Yazdani-Charati; Fatemeh Amini

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 165-172

Abstract
  Background: Methamphetamine (MA) abuse is a serious and costly public health problem worldwide; It also commonly affects the sleep quality. The present study was carried out aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of modafinil versus placebo on sleep pattern in MA withdrawal during an eight-week period. ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Population Size Estimation of Tramadol Misusers in Urban Population in Iran: Synthesis of Methods and Results

Naser Nasiri; Leili Abedi; Ahmad Hajebi; Alireza Noroozi; Malahat Khalili; Maryam Chegeni; Sairan Nili; Moslem Taheri-Soodejani; Mehdi Noroozi; Armita Shahesmaili; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 173-182

Abstract
  Background: Estimating the population who use drugs is essential for planning, monitoring, and evaluation of substance use prevention and treatment. This study aims to estimate the population who misuse tramadol in urban population in Iran. Methods: We used the wisdom of the experts (WOTE) and network ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Methadone Therapy Experiences Questionnaire among Patients under Treatment

Saeideh Homaei; Nabi Bannazadeh; Farzaneh Roaei; Hassan Ziaaddini

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 183-191

Abstract
  Background: Patient experiences play an important role in the quality of health care and gathering patients’ experiences is common as part of quality measurement in health care. The present study was carried out with the aim of developing and psychometric analysis of the methadone therapy experiences ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
7. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article
8. Occurrence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy after Synthetic Cannabinoid Consumption

Denelle Mohammed

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 202-206

Abstract
  Background: Synthetic cannabinoid use such as “K2” and “Spice” is popular secondary to its inability to be detected in a urine drug screen. It is associated with a wide range of myocardial pathologies including obstructive and non-obstructive coronary disease such as Takotsubo ...  Read More