In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Health Psychology Association

Document Type : Scientific Research


1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University,Tehran, Iran.


Objective: Factors those associated with addiction, are psychological and social. These factors that related to drug investigations appropriate a wide range of data. The purpose of this study is distinguish addict from non-addict persons by considering some variables such as social support, perceived stress and sensation seeking in Ardabil city. Methods: In this correlational study, a sample of 60 subjects (30 addicts and 30 normal) from community centers drug addiction and Ardabil University students are randomly selected. The data collected by these questionnaires: Fleming social support, Cohen perceived stress and Zuckerman sensation seeking. The obtained data were analyzed by using the technique of discriminate analysis. Results: The results showed that levels of sensation seeking, social support and negative perceived stress in addicts are more than in non-addicts but the level of positive perceived stress and social support are more in non-addicts, in this study by knowing of sensation seeking level, social support and positive and negative perceived stress we could classified both addict and non-addict persons. Conclusion: The results of this study emphasized on relationship between psychological and social variables with addiction, thus psychological and social variables are very important factors in preventing and treating addiction.


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