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Zare Shahabadi A, Soleimani Z. Investigating the Role of Immigrants in the Prevalence of Addiction in Yazd City, Iran. TB 2019; 18 (4) :46-61
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-2610-en.html
Associate Professor Department of Sociology, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran. , a_zare@yazd.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2493 Views)
Introduction: Immigration is known as an effective factor in crime. The probable assumption is that this factor can also contribute to the spread of addiction. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the effect of migration on the prevalence of addiction.
Methods: The study population consisted of all drug addicts referring to well-being centers and addiction treatment camps. 384 of them were selected by available sampling method and were studied by researcher-made questionnaire. The results of the study were analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: According to the results, the proportion of addicted migrants is more addicted than natives. As 47.4% of the addicts are immigrants, while immigrants constitute 33% of the statistical population of Yazd. That is, a larger percentage of immigrants are addicted to their population size. The population of drug addicts outside the province is almost twice as large as the immigrants inside the Yazd province, and about one-third of the drug addicts are immigrants outside the province. immigrants have a higher mean of addiction. This amount is between 23 and 25, while the indigenous is 22.4. Non-native addicts typically consume psychotropic pills and opium. Also, there was a significant difference in the amount of social control, social support, cultural attraction, marginalization between immigrants and non-immigrants.
Conclusion: Immigrants than natives, had more tendency to addiction, distribution of materials and Having a history of leaving the material. Social marginalization and lack of social control, social support and cultural attraction among immigrants are effective in increasing their addiction
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/8 | Accepted: 2019/07/6 | Published: 2020/04/26

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