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INVESTIGATING THE USE OF CIGARETTE, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG IN STUDENTS AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT
Corresponding Author(s) : Azita Amirfakhraei
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 7 No. 6 (2019): November
Purpose: Increasing the use of cigarettes, drug and alcohol in adolescents have nowadays become a serious challenge in communities. Thus, the present study was conducted to investigate the use of drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol and factors affecting adolescents.
Methodology: The research method was a cross-sectional survey study. The research population included all of the second-grade high school students in the Tehran province cities. Using random cluster sampling method, 448 of them were selected and responded to the test questions.
Result: The research results showed that boys used hubble-bubble (0.88), alcohol (0.51), cigarette (0.39), psychotropic pills (21) and girls used hubble-bubble (0.79), alcohol (0.29), and psychotropic pills (0.28) and cigarettes (0.17). The rate of using all drugs was higher in boys than that of girls. The use of hubble-bubble and alcohol had the highest rate and the use of heavier drugs was less prevalent. However, as the use of lighter drugs predisposed one person to use other drugs, taking preventive measures in schools and at an early age was essential.
Applications: This research can be used for universities, teachers, and students.
Novelty/Originality: In this research, the model of Investigating the Use of Cigarette, Alcohol, and Drug in Students and Factors Affecting it is presented in a comprehensive and complete manner.
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