Opium Abuse among Patients with Chronic Physical Pain as a Misleading Cause in Addiction Treatment Center

Saeidian, Seyed Reza and Ashrafizadeh, Soraya and Pakseresht, Siroos and saiiah bargard, Mehdi (2011) Opium Abuse among Patients with Chronic Physical Pain as a Misleading Cause in Addiction Treatment Center. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 54 (2). pp. 83-93.

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Introduction  Chronic non-cancer pain has been considered as causes of Opium addiction in human beings. The knowledge of its incidence as an initial reason for Opium consumption among Opium addict people may affect a) addiction prevention plans, b) addiction treatment programmes and even 3) educational goals for training medical students. Therefore,this study aimed to determine this incidence among Opium addict people referred to an addiction treatment center.  Materials and Methods  This is a cross sectional study which was performed in Ahwaz during 2006-2008.First, a pilot study was carried out in which the study sample size was calculated. Participants were evaluated by physical examination, pain scaling via VAS, physical examination and psychological interview based on DSM4 criteria and SCL90 questionnaire. The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive analysis of SPSS and � square test.  Results  Finally, 21 patients out of 224 participants were found to suffer from a type of chronic physical pain before Opium addiction. Psychological abnormalities were more frequent in pain suffered patients (p<0.007).  Conclusion  There were some people who seek for getting rid of physical pain. But, they were deviating to a street drug abuse status. This issue should be considered in prevention and treatment of addiction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 17:20
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 17:20
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7421

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