International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

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Methamphetamine Use Among Iranian Heroin Kerack-Dependent Women: Implications for Treatment

Zahra Alam Mehrjerdi 1 , * , Zohreh Abarashi 2 , Sahar Mansoori 3 , Abbas Deylamizadeh 3 , Javad Salehi Fadardi 4 , Alireza Noroozi 5 and Mehran Zarghami 6 , 7
Authors Information
1 Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Center of Psychological Counseling Services, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, IR Iran
3 Division of Research on Drug Use and Dependence, Rebirth Society (NGO), Tehran, IR Iran
4 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, IR Iran
5 School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine (SATM), Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
6 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
7 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: June 01, 2013, 2 (1); 15-21
  • Published Online: June 26, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 9, 2013
  • Revised: March 2, 2013
  • Accepted: March 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.10216

To Cite: Alam Mehrjerdi Z, Abarashi Z, Mansoori S, Deylamizadeh A, Salehi Fadardi J, et al. Methamphetamine Use Among Iranian Heroin Kerack-Dependent Women: Implications for Treatment, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2013 ;2(1):15-21. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.10216.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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