International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154--160

Investigating the factors stimulating and inhibiting drug abuse according to educators, officials, teenagers and young adults in the city of Isfahan


Rahele Samouei1, Tayebe Tayebani2, Ayatollah Sohrabi4, Amrollah Ebrahimi3, Hamid Nasiri3 
1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Institute of Farhang Pajouhan Danesh, Isfahan, Iran
3 Psycho Somatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hamid Nasiri
Medical Science University, Isfahan
Iran

Introduction: Given the current widespread nature of drug abuse worldwide, decrease in the average age of drug abuse and changing the drug abuse patterns from traditional drugs to industrial and synthetic ones and due to the negative consequences of drug abuse, investigating the subject of drug abuse has a high priority. The goal of this study is to determine the factors stimulating and inhibiting drug abuse among teenagers and young adults. Methods: This study uses descriptive field method. Subjects included 600 individuals (300 individuals selected from among educators, managers, cultural and law enforcement officials, psychologists, social workers and consultants of government and private sectors and nongovernmental organizations in the city of Isfahan and 300 teenagers and young adults). The samples were selected using nonprobability and random sampling methods and were personally interviewed by psychology experts. The results of the interviews were categorized and coded and reported using descriptive statistics. Results: The most important stimulating factors for drug abuse in the target group are need for happiness and lack of proper recreational activities, facing problems and stress due to unemployment, mental and psychological problems and shortcomings and failures. Also, the most important factors inhibiting drug abuse are sports, proper recreational activities and being employed. Results and Discussion: The results of the study showed that the views of both groups regarding drug abuse were similar and related to each other. Therefore, since prevention is better than cure, creating opportunities for entertainment, recreation and employment is of great importance.


How to cite this article:
Samouei R, Tayebani T, Sohrabi A, Ebrahimi A, Nasiri H. Investigating the factors stimulating and inhibiting drug abuse according to educators, officials, teenagers and young adults in the city of Isfahan.Int J Educ Psychol Res 2015;1:154-160


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Samouei R, Tayebani T, Sohrabi A, Ebrahimi A, Nasiri H. Investigating the factors stimulating and inhibiting drug abuse according to educators, officials, teenagers and young adults in the city of Isfahan. Int J Educ Psychol Res [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];1:154-160
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