Substance use in a sample of medical patients.

  title={Substance use in a sample of medical patients.},
  author={Jamshid Ahmadi and Leila Benrazavi and Mohammadali Babaeebeigi and Ahmad Ghanizadeh and Mohammadjavad Ghanizadeh and Saxby A Pridmore},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  volume={40 3},
The purpose of the current study was to assess the rate of substance use in patients with medical diseases who were admitted to different wards at Shiraz hospitals affiliated to the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Data were gathered from 600 randomly selected patients by a structured interview that included DSM-IV criteria for substance dependency. The mean ages for men and women were 45.8 and 44.7 years, respectively. In this group, 76.7% of the men and 83.7% of the women were married… CONTINUE READING