International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

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Methamphetamine Use Among Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Iran; a Threat for Harm Reduction and Treatment Strategies: A Qualitative Study

Seyed Ramin Radfar 1 , 2 , * , Sarah J. Cousins 2 , Schwann Shariatirad 1 , 3 , Alireza Noroozi 4 and Richard A. Rawson 2
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1 Substance Abuse and Dependence Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Los Angeles, USA
3 Students Research Center of International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, School of Advanced Technologies of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: December 01, 2016, 5 (4); e30327
  • Published Online: April 30, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 29, 2015
  • Revised: July 11, 2015
  • Accepted: July 17, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.30327

To Cite: Radfar S R, Cousins S J, Shariatirad S, Noroozi A, Rawson R A. Methamphetamine Use Among Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Iran; a Threat for Harm Reduction and Treatment Strategies: A Qualitative Study, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2016 ; 5(4):e30327. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.30327.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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  • Anonymous says:
    2018-10-14 07:41:05
    Am I at risk of an overdose if i take crystal meth on top of 27 mg of methadone? I took my methadone at 27 mg at 4pm and I smoked crystal meth 9 hours later... is it safe?