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Yarmohammadi-Vasel M, Bayat A, Tavakkoli M, Farhoudian A, Farhadi M H, Sharifi F. Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment on the Mental Health of Harm Reduction Services’ Recipients in Drop-In Centers. jrehab. 2014; 14 (S1) :49-58
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1451-en.html
1- Ph.D. of Psychology, Assistant Professor Psychology Department, Buali Sina University, Hamadan
2- M.Sc. of Psychology Tabriz University
3- Physician, MPH Substance Abuse and Dependency Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
4- Psyciatrist, Assistant Professor Substance Abuse and Dependency Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , farhoudian@yahoo.com
5- Ph.D. Student of Cognitive Neuroscience Substance Abuse and Dependency Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
6- B.Sc. of Psychology Buali Sina University, Hamadan
Abstract:   (8669 Views)

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) on the mental health of harm reduction services’ recipients in Hamedan’s drop-in centers (DIC).

Materials & Methods: This research was a quasi experimental study. The statistical population consisted of 200 subjects. Sixty individuals (30 MMT recipients and 30 harm reduction services’ recipients) were selected through convenient sampling. The data was collected with the SCL 90 Inventory. Data was analyzed with T-Test for independent groups.

Results: The findings showed significant differences between the mental health of MMT recipients and harm reduction services’ recipients in DIC. The mental health of MMT recipients was higher than harm reduction services’ recipients (P < 0/001).

Conclusion: In conclusion, MMT is more effective than harm reduction services (DIC) in improving clients’ mental health status.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Addiction
Received: 17/01/2014 | Accepted: 23/02/2014 | Published: 7/03/2014

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