Economic Sanctions Against Iran, and Drug Use in Tehran, Iran: A 2013 Pilot Study.

@article{Deilamizade2015EconomicSA,
  title={Economic Sanctions Against Iran, and Drug Use in Tehran, Iran: A 2013 Pilot Study.},
  author={Abbas Deilamizade and Sara Esmizade},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2015},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={859-68}
}
This qualitative study was conducted in 2013 among male drug user patients referred to Drop-In Centers (n = 23) and Residential Treatment Centers (n = 25) in Tehran. The results show that when the price of drugs increases, some drug users tend to use cheaper drugs, which are more harmful, use more harmful routes of administration, such as injecting drugs, sharing needles, and make money illegally. Economic sanctions have threatened Iranian people's economic status since 2006 and have become… CONTINUE READING

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