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Mehrdad R, Zarbafi B, Pouryaghub G, Saraee M. what is job risk factors of lapse among the patient under treatment of addiction?. tkj. 2015; 7 (1) :23-31
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-420-en.html

Occupational Medicine Resident, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , bzarbafi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1137 Views)
Background: Addiction to narcotics at workplace can cause financial damages and serious injuries. Recognition of occupational factors and solving it, can cause continued employments and also successful treatments. The purpose of this study is to determine the causes which might lead to lapse of drug abuse in patients kept under treatment using Methadone. Methods: This is a cross sectional study on 351 addicts visiting five hospitalizing centers doing treatment with Methadone. A Data collection form consisting questions about demographic features, 2 addiction, job conditions, and other diseases of participants was filled up, through direct interviews, and information relating to a possible lapse was analyzed. Results: The mean (SD) age of participants was 40(12) years and most of the patients were in their first six months of treatment. . 74% of them were employed of which 47% had relapsed in their periods of treatment. The mean age was lower in those who had lapse of addiction. Conclusion: Relapse of addiction was more dependent upon the type of drug abused, from work risk factors being away from family (in order to work) have the most effect. employing had a preventive role in the lapse, but not significant. The working age was lower, age of addiction is also lower.Information about substance abuse in the workplace is very low and occupational medicine specialist can have important role, because most patients (66%) tend to make prevention programs in the workplace.
Keywords: job, addiction, methadone, lapse.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2014/01/22 | Accepted: 2014/05/14 | Published: 2015/07/2

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