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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SHAHID SADOUGHI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES   2010 , Volume 18 , Number HIGH RISK BEHAVIOR CONFERENCE (SUPPLEMENT 3); Page(s) 179 To 183.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF RURAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN YAZD ABOUT DRUGS

 
 
Author(s):  POURMOVAHED Z., YASSINI ARDAKANI M., AHMADIEH M., DEHGHANI K., KALANI Z.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: Considering high prevalence of addiction, the age range of drug abuse and availability of new synthetic drugs, evaluation of knowledge of adolescents about drugs would be a priority in research.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 517 rural high school students were asked to complete a questionnaire and through SPSS soft ware version 13, collected data was analyzed by chi-square and analysis of variance tests.
Results: 7.1% of rural families with at least one boy in high school had an addict family member. 70.2% of high school students had had a contact with an addict and 42.5% knew an adolescent addict. Also, 17.5% had been offered drugs and 37.9% of high school students claimed that there was at least one addict in their family or relations.
Conclusion: Considering the frequency of addiction in families and rate of invitation to drug abuse in students, there is a high risk of increment of addiction in high schools and therefore real and urgent need to do an intervention.

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, RURAL POPULATION, STREET DRUGS
 
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