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Foroughi S. Aligoudarz township self – introduced addicts, characteristics . yafte. 2004; 5 (1) :57-62
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-967-en.html

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Introduction: Evaluation and planning based on inaccurate statistics and information will disappoint us in fighting against the addiction phenomenon. This study has considered the personal characteristics and consumption patterns of the narcotics among self – introduced addicts. Materials & Methods: in this retrospective and descriptive–analytic study the characteristics of the self-introduced addicts referred to Aligoudarz admission and treatment office of the welfare organization were studied using their files and recorded data and information (totally 384 files). Findings : Results showed that 97.5% of the clients were male with mean age of 34.5 years old .70% were married with average of 2.6 children . The most frequency of educational degree of the addicts was guidance level (37.5%) , 93% of the samples had the history of cigarette smoking and 24.4% of the cases had the history of opium consumption in their first class family members . The mean age of starting of addiction was 26.7 years old and the average time between addiction till referring for giving it up was 8 years. 67.7% of the samples had five times history of abandonment of addiction. 3% of them had used syringe in common and 4% of them had committed other offences in addition to addiction. The consumed narcotics were opium(74%),heroin(20%),both opium and heroin(6%).The common ways of consumption were. fumigation (66%),eating(15.3%),injection(9.9%), and both eating and fumigation(8.8%).There was a significant relation between kind of consumed narcotics and age, addiction starting age , place of birth , daily using times, consumption way and marital status. Conclusion: According to the results it is necessary to carry out similar researches for epidemiological description and analysis of precise status of addiction throughout the Lorestan province , its cities and townships
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Received: 2013/01/7

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