Mahbobeh Alidoust

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OBJECTIVE To observe the smoking patterns among high school students in Sarakhs County, Iran. METHODS This is a cross sectional school based survey. The study population was 943 high school students grade 9-12, from Sarakhs County in study year 2010-2011. Study tool was a self-administrated questionnaire. RESULTS From 943 participating students,(More)
Iran has fallen victim to the dire repercussion of malady certain historical, social, and geographic influence namely the proximity with Afghanistan as the largest producer of narcotics in the world. 1 With addition prevailing in Iran, 2 Iran has been reported to have the highest rate of opiate (opium and heroin) use worldwide (450 mt a year). 1,3,4(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescence is the period of stress and strain. Researchers have shown that adolescents without strong social supports would have tendency towards smoking and drug abuse. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between low self-esteem and illegal drug abuse. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were 943 grades nine to 12 high(More)
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