International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

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Prescription Drugs, Alcohol, and Illicit Substance Use and Their Correlations Among Medical Sciences Students in Iran

Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo 1 , Akbar Fotouhi 1 , Hojjat Zeraati 1 and Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar 2 , *
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1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: March 01, 2015, 4 (1); e21945
  • Published Online: March 20, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 11, 2014
  • Revised: September 30, 2014
  • Accepted: October 2, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.21945

To Cite: Abbasi-Ghahramanloo A, Fotouhi A, Zeraati H, Rahimi-Movaghar A. Prescription Drugs, Alcohol, and Illicit Substance Use and Their Correlations Among Medical Sciences Students in Iran, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2015 ;4(1):e21945. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.21945.

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