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Hallucination experiences in Crystal meth abusers: A qualitative study

Mansourian, M. and Solhi, M. and Dehdari, T. and Taghdisi, M.H. and Zamani-Alavijeh, F. and Ahmadi, K. and Barzoki, H.R. (2012) Hallucination experiences in Crystal meth abusers: A qualitative study. HealthMED, 6 (4). pp. 1129-1136. ISSN 18402291 (ISSN)

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Objectives: This study aimed to determine the experience of hallucination in crystal meth users in Ahwaz, Iran. Materials and Methods: This study is part of a qualitative study conducted as a content analysis approach. Data were collected by selective sampling, by holding a 38 semi- constructed in-depth interviews in Drop in Center (DICs) in Ahwaz, Iran. The participants signed testimonials free of will, then the first round of interviews were over the data were analyzed by applying Constant comparative analysis. After data entry, the new interview process was repeated until the data reached saturation. Results: Overall, 35 participants used both crack and Crystal meth, one participant was addict to crack, Crystal meth and marijuana and 2 participants were Crystal meth addicted only. 65.5 % of participants were single, 65% of participants had at least one addict person in their family and 85% had a prison record. Six major categories emerged from the data analyses, including: Visual hallucination, Audile hallucination, Cognitive hallucination, Increase empathy, phobic and murder guilt hallucination, Concentration on something and abnormal behavior. Conclusion: Due to negative effects of hallucination on physical and mental health of participants and their family, and given that Crystal is produced in extensive quantities by illegal laboratories and introduced to the market, it seems necessary to give widespread education especially through mass media to all social groups, increasing public awareness would be particularly helpful for youths and teenagers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - HealthMED [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Health Education Department, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crystal meth, DIC, Hallucination, Qualitative research, abnormal behavior, adult, article, auditory hallucination, cannabis addiction, clinical article, crystal methamphetamine addiction, empathy, guilt, hallucination, human, Iran, mental concentration, methamphetamine dependence, phobia, qualitative research, visual hallucination
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:37
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 05:30
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2013

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