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1- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
2- Social Determinant of Health Research Center and Biostatistics Department, Substance Abuse and Dependency Research Center of University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , mlo@yahoo.com
3- Substance Abuse and Dependency Research Center, University of Social Walfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
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Objective: This paper aims at evaluating and selecting the most suitable detoxification method among the following four

Materials & Methods: symptom method, replacement method, rapid opiate detoxification and ultra-rapid opiate detoxification. Material & Methods: Thirty experts considered the four detoxification methods and rated the 7 criteria on a 1-9 scale -basis. Then, after making a decision-making matrix, the four methods were prioritized and the best was chosen through the next six-stages of the TOPSIS technique.

Results: The replacement method was closer to positive criteria and more distant from negative ones in compare with other methods (Ci=0.653446).

Conclusion: According to these findings, the replacement method turned out to be the most suitable method of detoxification.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Addiction
Received: 4/01/2014 | Accepted: 28/02/2014 | Published: 28/02/2014