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Volume 6  Issue 1

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Review Article

The effect of Expressive Writing among Illicit Drug Users: A Meta-analytic Review

Amira M. Ali*, PhD

This article examines the available randomized control trials that used expressive writing in drug using samples for effects of the intervention on psychological health, physical health, and recovery. In this review “expressive writing” is defined as a self-exposure writing intervention in which participants write their deepest thoughts and feelings related to traumatic, stressful or emotional events spontaneously and continuously without paying attention to spelling or grammar—usually for 15-30 minutes on 3 to 4 consecutive days or weeks. “Psychological health” refers to the level of emotional and behavioral adjustment (the intervention effect is reflected by changes in symptoms of mental distress and dysfunction such as depression and anxiety).

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Original Article

Evaluation of abuse drugs tests variations in fresh biological samples of abusers

Majid Rezaei Basiri1,2,5*, Mojgan Behshid2,3, Ghazi-khansari4, Saleh Alilou5, Haniyeh Mohebbi-Kamali5, Valiyollah Watani5, Mehdi Pakdel-Samadi5, Ladan Aminzadeh5, Fatemeh Seyed Nejad5, Marziyeh Mokhtari5, Fatemeh Hosseindoust5, Ashraf Razavi5, Ligha Saadat5

Today, addiction epidemy has changed to serious social challenge and problem even in developed countries and in the poor societies social damages are consequences of increased addicted population. Statistical studies and appropriate treatment and diagnosis methods will be highly efficient in line with prevention of increasing addicted population. Scientific progress and advent of new sciences have resulted in production of new kinetic addictive substances in industrial communities. This is while during recent decades’ addiction epidemy used to involved traditional substances such as opium.

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Review Article

Implications of Substance Use in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: A Review

Beth A. Smith1,2*, Caroline Pardee2 , Lynne Fries3 , Christopher Barrick5 , Nicole Shea2 and Carla Frederick 3,4

Substance use and substance use disorders are very common, with high personal and societal costs. With increases in
life expectancy, substance use has become more commonly identified in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). Problem
substance use has special implications for those with CF, including effects on the respiratory system, decreased adherence
to medical treatments, and perhaps increased mortality. In the present review, we discuss commonly used substances including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioids and benzodiazepines.

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