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Tallaei A, Saleh Moghaddam A, Bazaz Kahani H, Vaghei S. Evaluation of Detoxified Addicts’ Life Quality Participating in Narcotics Anonymous, Therapeutic Community and who Refer to Methadone Therapy Clinics in Mashhad, 2012. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2013; 10 :28-35
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-422-en.html
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  Background and Objective: Substance abuse is a universal problem. Iranian Addicts, on average, spend 15 percent of the oil revenue on drugs. Addiction is the cause of crisis and decreased quality of life. The Nurse can support care- giver to select the effective method. The purpose was to compare detoxified addicts’ life quality participating in narcotics anonymous, therapeutic community and who refer to methadone therapy clinics in Mashhad, Iran.
Material and Methods: This three-group pretest-posttest study was conducted on the subjects , selected via convenience sampling, including 27 patients in narcotics anonymous, 27 in therapeutic community and 23in methadone treatment. The baseline and after 1.5 months data were collected, using a questionnaire, and analyzed by SPSS software.

  Results: the results show that participating in the sessions of all groups led to increased quality of life. In all eight aspects of program, the scores of Narcotics Anonymous group were significantly higher than those of other groups.

  Conclusion: because of significant effect on quality of life, we recommend applying these approaches, especially Narcotics Anonymous.

 

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