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Massah O, Rafiee N, Farhoudian A, Bahmani B, Ahounbar E, Mousavi S H et al . Increasing Prevalence of Methamphetamine Use Among Women: Implication in Suicide Attempt. IRJ. 2019; 17 (1) :61-66
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-777-en.html
1- Substance Abuse and Dependence Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Counseling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: This study aimed to compare the ratio of suicide attempts between female opium and Methamphetamine (MA) users to determine the relationship between the increased prevalence of MA and suicide risk. 
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 136 drug dependent females were randomly selected from Tehran. Data gathering was performed by a demographic questionnaire and Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation. Data were analyzed by Chi-squared test and Independent Samples t-test.
Results: There was no significant different in suicidal ideation between the two groups; however, the suicide attempt was significantly higher in the MA users compared to opium users (P<0.001).
Discussion: Suicide attempt is much higher in females who use crystal MA, compared to female opium users. This could be a warning to prevent associated risks.
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Type of Study: Original Research Articles | Subject: Addiction
Received: 2018/06/19 | Accepted: 2018/12/28 | Published: 2019/03/1

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