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Explaining the causes of crystal addiction in Tehran: a qualitative approach

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(2021) Explaining the causes of crystal addiction in Tehran: a qualitative approach. Journal of Public Health-Heidelberg. pp. 95-101. ISSN 2198-1833

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Abstract

Aims The purpose of this study was to explain the causes of crystal (meth) addiction in Tehran. Methods This research was qualitative and was carried out using content analysis and deep and semi-structured interview technique. The study populations consisted of crystal addicts in Tehran, Iran. Sampling was done using snowball and purposive sampling technique. Finally, 20 people were interviewed until data saturation and then the data were coded and analyzed. Results In the process of data analysis and coding, nine main categories of causes of crystal addiction appeared, which were: predisposing psychological characteristics, role model(s), peer influences, lack of proper family monitoring, easy access and ease of use, triggering events, positive attitudes toward crystal, responding to a particular need, and enjoying the first use. Conclusions Raising the awareness and attitude of young people and their families about crystal, teaching families how to properly supervise their children and the behaviors of their friends, as well as increasing social support in times of life crisis, could significantly tend to reduce the use of crystal in the community.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Lebni, J. Y.UNSPECIFIED
Ziapour, A.UNSPECIFIED
Qorbani, M.UNSPECIFIED
Khosravi, B.UNSPECIFIED
Mirzaei, A.UNSPECIFIED
Safari, O.UNSPECIFIED
Mansourian, M.UNSPECIFIED
Ozdenk, G. D.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Crystal Addiction Tehran Qualitative approach Content analysis Interview substance use methamphetamine use hiv-infection mental-health drug-use gay sex alcohol scales abuse Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
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Page Range: pp. 95-101
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Public Health-Heidelberg
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 29
Number: 1
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-019-01093-1
ISSN: 2198-1833
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/4476

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