International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

  • ISSN: 2251-872X 2251-8711
  • Email: editor@jhrba.com
  • Journal Type: per-article | Frequency: quarterly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction
Review Article
26/9/2016
Sergei V. Jargin
Many studies on alcohol misuse and related topics such as the use of condoms are based on surveys. However, some surveys are not free from biases. There are international differences in the attitudes of people to surveys, which should be taken into account reviewing the literature.The search ... read more
Review Article
1/10/2016
Thomas F Kresina, Robert Lubran
Young adults comprise roughly one-quarter of the global population and are at the developmental stage where personal life goals are formulated and personal independence is obtained. It is also the time of sexual debut and exposure to illicit drug and alcohol. Thus, young adulthood is a time ... read more
Research Article
30/1/2016
Zahra Nikmanesh, Mohamad Hossin Baluchi, Ali Akbar Pirasteh Motlagh
Addiction is a physiological and psychological and social disorder that consider as a huge-health problem in many societies.The present study aimed to investigate the role of self-efficacy beliefs and social support on prediction of addiction relapse.The research method was a causal-comparison. The population of the study included ... read more
Research Article
4/10/2016
Sahar Eshrati, Iran Davoudi, Yadollah Zargar, Esmail Hashemi Sheikh Shabani, Masoumeh Imanzad
A fundamental question in addiction tendency is which factors propel people toward substance use. Various studies found that unsafe fields of interest are a criterion for the adoption of substance use and addicts are people with unsafe development in various areas that propel them toward substance use.The ... read more
Research Article
28/9/2016
Mina Mahdavian, Farzaneh Zolala
Gender differences play an important role in risky behaviors such as drug use, of the youth. Despite having a substantial youth population in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region there are limited studies on this issue.The present study explores the parental and individual factors related to ... read more
Research Article
1/10/2016
Alia Saberi, Amir Reza Ghayeghran, Sara Janeshin, Glareh Biazar, Ehsan Kazemnezhad
One of the supposed risk factors of ischemic stroke is opium addiction, while the researches about its prevalence among patients with stroke are limited.The aim of this study was comparing the prevalence of opium addiction between subjects with thrombotic ischemic stroke and healthy individuals.In this comparative cross-sectional ... read more
Research Article
23/2/2016
Farzad Jalilian, Behzad Karami Matin, Mohammad Ahmadpanah, Mari Ataee, Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh, Ahmad Ali Eslami, Touraj Ahmadi Jouybari
A major issue to consider in high risk behaviors such as substance abuse is personality factors.This study aimed to determine the role of personality factors (anxiety sensitivity, sensation seeking, hopelessness, and impulsivity) in substance use, psychotropic drug use, smoking, and alcohol drinking in a sample of male ... read more
Research Article
28/2/2016
Alireza Mehrazmay, Mojtaba Satkin, Alireza Karambakhsh, Mahmood Salesi, Mozhgan Lotfi, Khodabakhsh Ahmadi
Military populations are at high risk for suicidal behavior. There are several well-known predictors for suicide and a few studies have evaluated the effect of substance abuse patterns on suicide in military environments.This study was designed to determine substance abuse related factors that predict suicidal attempts in ... read more
Research Article
26/9/2016
Mehdi Noroozi, Alireza Noroozi, Ali Mirzazadeh, Ahmad Hajebi, Yadoallah Mehrabi, Sayed Saeed Hashemi, Hamid Sharifi, Seyed Ebrahim Ghoddousi, Korosh Etemad, Hamid Soori
The sharing of syringes by people who inject drugs (PWID) is an important factor for the transmission of HIV. Needle and syringe programs (NSP) are widely used to reduce any harm associated with drug injection, however since the impact of these programs have not been systematically studied ... read more
Research Article
15/10/2016
Mohammad Bagher Saberi Zafarghandi, Yalda Tabasi, Jafar Bolhari, Ali Baghbanian, Somayeh Yazdani, Mohammad Ali Adibfar, Mohsen Jadidi, Mahboubeh Dadfar
Drug abuse is the most problematic issue in many countries including Iran. Prevention, treatment and demand reduction programs of drug abuse have the highest priorities. In 2004, Iran’s ministry of health and medical education (MOME) integrated prevention and treatment substance use and human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immune ... read more
Research Article
23/4/2016
Masoud Mozhdehi Fard, Mitra Hakim Shooshtari, Mohammad Reza Najarzadegan, Terme Khosravi, Reza Bidaki, Maziar Moradi, Maryam Pourshams, Hamide Mohammadi Farsani, Zahra Ghiasi, Seyed Ali Mostafavi
Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persists into adulthood in up to two thirds of affected patients. Usually, ADHD has co-morbidities with several psychiatric disorders, and its symptoms occur more frequently in suicide attempters and may thus be a reason for the completed act of suicide.The aim ... read more
Research Article
3/10/2016
Reza Bidaki, Zahra Rajabi, Mohsen Rezaeian, Masoud Sabouri Ghannad, Mohammad Hossein Salehi Shahrbabaki
Social acceptance in patients with HIV/AIDS is defined as the supports and aids offered by the community around them, which often leads to a better prognosis. If social acceptance is found significantly lower in HIV/AIDS-positive patients, proper planning can be designed to increase the knowledge, awareness and ... read more
Research Article
23/9/2016
Heidarali Abedi, Mehri Nasiri Rizi, Ali Mohammadi Nasrollah, Arash Ghodoosi, Ali Navidian
Individuals’ experiences following addiction abstinence may have different meanings from the former addict’s perspective, demanding careful scrutiny to understand such experiences.This study aimed to explore and explain the meaning of the lived experiences of addicts after sobriety.This descriptive phenomenological study aimed to describe the experiences of individuals ... read more
Research Article
26/9/2016
Saeid Komasi, Mozhgan Saeidi, Ali Zakiei, Mohammad Mehdi Amiri, Bahareh Soltani
The use of metaphors rather than direct suggestions of treatment can help to weaken defense mechanisms against any functional changes and so cause an increase in the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.This research was conducted with the aim of determining the effectiveness of individual metaphor therapy (IMT) in ... read more
Research Article
25/9/2016
Paria Ahookhosh, Bahman Bahmani, Ali Asgari, Hossein Hassanian Moghaddam
Several studies have shown that the suicide trend in Iran is rising. Although there is a growing number of studies that identify a number of the risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behaviors in adolescents, only a few studies have integrated this knowledge for the purpose ... read more
Research Article
1/6/2016
Ali Farhoudian, Behrouz Dolatshahi, Mozhgan Falahatdoost, Mahmoud Tavakoli, Mohammad Hassan Farhadi
In the recent decade, Iran encountered the explosion of using methamphetamine and its consequences, including sexual high-risk behaviors.The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of methamphetamine use on sexual high- risk behaviors in methamphetamine user males seeking treatment in public and private addiction ... read more
Research Article
26/9/2016
Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Siddharth Sarkar, Sagar Chandra Bera, Rishi Gupta, Nishtha Chawla, Rakesh Lal
There is limited literature available on the diagnosis and treatment of dual disorders in non-western settings.The present study aims to describe the profile of patients diagnosed at a dual disorders clinic over a period of 12 years.This retrospective study analyzed the case records of patients registered in ... read more
Research Article
17/2/2016
Natalia A. Villegas, Shonaly M. Chodhury, Victoria B. Mitrani, Jessica Guerra
Most women in substance abuse treatment are of childbearing age, and many of them have children who both are affected by and influence the mother’s substance abuse and treatment behaviors.This qualitative study (n = 13) was conducted in two drug treatment centers in southern Florida and explored ... read more
Research Article
27/9/2016
Henri Chabrol, Stephanie Laconi, Manon Delfour, Axelle Moreau
Problematic Facebook use, also known as Facebook addiction, has recently been recognized as a cause of potential harm to adolescents and young adults. Some problematic Internet use risk factors have been linked to Facebook use. Yet few studies have explored the risk factors for problematic Facebook use ... read more
Research Article
23/5/2016
Brittany B. Dennis, Monica Bawor, James Paul, Carolyn Plater, Guillaume Pare, Andrew Worster, Michael Varenbut, Jeff Daiter, David C. Marsh, Dipika Desai, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
Current tools such as the Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP) exist to evaluate different facets of addiction severity, however these instruments have neither been designed for nor validated within patients on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT).We aimed to provide a reliable tool to evaluate multiple domains of treatment response ... read more
Research Article
5/10/2016
Mehrnaz Rezvanfard, Alireza Noroozi, Mehrshad Golesorkhi, Ensieh Ghassemian, Aiden Nasiri Eghbali, Azarakhsh Mokri, Hamed Ekhtiari
Increasing evidence indicates that opiate users and methadone maintenance patients (MMPs) are impaired in executive control tasks and response inhibition behavior compared to healthy individuals; however, the cognitive functional difference between opiate addicts and MMPs has not been clarified.This study employed Go/No-Go tasks to evaluate the response ... read more
Research Article
25/9/2016
Roghieh Nooripour, Mohamad Reza Abdi, Saeed Bakhshani, Mostafa Alikhani, Simin Hosseinian, Taghi Pour Ebrahim
Today the internet has become a part of our everyday life; communicating online has made it easy for people to begin and develop interpersonal relationships. Certain problems, however, appear to result directly from relationships online. One of these problems which has been prevalent among couples and families ... read more
Research Article
24/9/2016
Seyed Reza Mousavi Gilani, Alireza Dashipour
Exercise is a way to improve self-esteem.The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of eight weeks of aerobic exercise on the self-esteem of medical students at Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in Iran.This study used a 58-item Coopersmith inventory to measure the self-esteem of ... read more
Brief Report
21/9/2016
Ali Salami, Ali Ghaddar, Eleonore Aboumrad, Wissam H. Joumaa
The use of dietary supplements is very common in sport gyms worldwide. However, their use in exercisers in Lebanese gyms has never been investigated.The study aim was to evaluate the dietary intake of food macronutrients and to explore any side-effects associated with this kind of consumption.Three hundred ... read more
Brief Report
11/5/2016
Seyed Ali Akbar Refahi, Mohsen Hosseinbor, Zainab Poudineh, Mohammad Sharif Hosseinbor, Samira Masumian
The use of addictive substances is one of the most important problems of human societies and one of the major challenges for the social, health, and political realms. Although the problem is not confined to specific age groups, young people at risk are among the main groups.This ... read more
Brief Report
20/1/2016
Samaneh Fouladi, Norodin Mir, Nour Mohammad Bakhshani, Mohammad Davoud Mohebi, Fariba Piri, Mehdi Sargazi
Drug addiction is one of the most significant problems related to general health in the world, creating various mental problems in addicts and leading to social and family difficulties. Emotional factors also play a key role in treating addiction.The purpose of this study is to examine emotional ... read more
Brief Report
10/8/2016
Roya Noori, Abbas Deylamizade
In Western Asia, Afghan refugees constitute one of the main vulnerable populations with drug and HIV treatment needs. However, there is not considerable provision of drug and HIV services for this group. The study aimed to describe the provision of drug treatment and harm reduction services for ... read more
Letter
7/8/2016
Ebrahim Noori, Habibeh Ahmadipour
Letter
24/9/2016
Mohsen Rezaeian

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