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Experiences and Perceived Social Support among Iranian Men on Methadone Maintenance Therapy: A Qualitative Study

Aghakhani, N, Lopez, V and Cleary, M ORCID: 0000-0002-1453-4850 2017 , 'Experiences and Perceived Social Support among Iranian Men on Methadone Maintenance Therapy: A Qualitative Study' , Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol. 38, no. 9 , pp. 692-697 , doi: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1341586.

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Abstract

The use of drugs predominantly among Iranian men leads to health and social problems. Iran has established methadone maintenance therapy centres but there is limited research exploring the experiences of men who make use of this therapy. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of men on methadone maintenance therapy in Urmia, Iran. Sixteen opioid-dependent males on methadone syrup substitution therapy were interviewed. Transcribed data were subjected to thematic analysis. Three themes emerged from the data: (1) the role of family in drug addiction; (2) the role of environment in drug addiction; and (3) the support needed to overcome drug addiction. While drug rehabilitation programmes in Iran can help the person, their family is seen as the most important support that they need together with sociocultural acceptance to overcome stigmatisation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Aghakhani, N and Lopez, V and Cleary, M
Keywords: mental health, addiction, substance use
Journal or Publication Title: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
ISSN: 0161-2840
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1341586
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