Kerman University of Medical Sciences
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

Abstract
  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

Abstract
  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

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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

Abstract
  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

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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

Abstract
  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

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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

Abstract
  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

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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

Abstract
  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

Abstract
  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