Addiction: A big challenge of social security in Iran

Dehghani, Rouhullah. and Amiri, Masoud. (2016) Addiction: A big challenge of social security in Iran. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 3 (3). pp. 201-203.


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Due to special conditions of Iran; i.e., neighboring to major centers of drug production in Afghanistan during the last few decades, it was the passageway of the drug to Europe. Moreover, because of appropriate context of social, economic and cultural situations, there was an increased addiction and drug trafficking in Iran. It is obvious that a lot of people would be involved directly and indirectly with drugs; so the drug has become a major problem in Iranian society, especially in the provinces near Afghanistan and Pakistan borders. The reports have indicated an increasing spread of drug addiction in Iran. Addiction among all social classes and occupational groups, age and sex, are raised. In fact, an important part of social problems, directly or indirectly related to drug dependence. Therefore, prevention of addiction as the basis of many diseases is vital priority for Iran. Fair distribution of facilities and services in society and equal opportunities for all members of society can legitimately, step forward in to deal with social ills such as addiction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth, Addiction, Hopeless, Discrimination, Inequality, Iran.
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > International Journal of Epidemiologic Research
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Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 06:51
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 10:11

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