International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

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Evaluation of Nutritional Status in Drug Users Referred to the Center of Drug Dependency Treatment in Zahedan

Mansour Karajibani 1 , * , Farzaneh Montazerifar 1 and Mansour Shakiba 2
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1 Department of Nutrition and Zahedan Health Promotion Research Center, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
2 Department of Psychiatry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: June 01, 2012, 1 (1); 18-21
  • Published Online: June 20, 2012
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 25, 2011
  • Revised: September 25, 2011
  • Accepted: October 5, 2011
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.4176

To Cite: Karajibani M, Montazerifar F, Shakiba M. Evaluation of Nutritional Status in Drug Users Referred to the Center of Drug Dependency Treatment in Zahedan, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2012 ; 1(1):18-21. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.4176.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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