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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

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JODATI, A.R; SHAKURIE, S.K; NAZARI, M.  and  RAUFIE, M.B.. Students’ attitudes and practices towards drug and alcohol use at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. East. Mediterr. health j. [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.4, pp. 962-967. ISSN 1020-3397.

This questionnaire survey examined attitudes and practices towards alcohol and drug use among male university students living in a dormitory at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran. Of 173 students, about one third (32%) had tried alcohol or drugs at least once in the last 6 months: 16% had tried alcohol, 6% cannabis, 6% opium and 2% heroin. Sixteen students (9%) reported they were abusing alcohol and 16 (9%) other illicit drugs, with 2 using drugs by injection. Many students believed that smoking and drug and alcohol use in the dormitory created disruption and an unpleasant atmosphere.

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