The frequency of substance abuse tendency and its related factors among high school students in Divandarreh City, Iran, in year 2018

Hero Yazdanpanah, Pooya Valizadeh-Ardalan, Karo Servatyari, Nabi Mardani, Milad Parkalian

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v7i4.463


BACKGROUND: Adolescence is the most risky part of life for beginning of substance abuse. Substance use in adolescence can affect the rest of the person's life in addition to his youth. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of substance abuse and its related factors among high school students in the city of Divandarreh, Kurdistan Province, Iran, in 2018.

METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. The statistical population consisted of all high school students (16-18 years old) in Divandarreh City in 2018. The sample size was 386. The instruments of this study were demographic information and Zargar et al. addiction questionnaires. Data were entered into SPSS software and chi-square test was used to evaluate the analytical data.

RESULTS: According to the results, 279 (75%) of s


Substance Abuse; Substance-Related Disorders; Mental Disorders; Students

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