Mental injury most significant factor in females’ addiction

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Tehran (ISNA) - New studies carried out by Roya Nouri, PhD, a distinguished psychologist, suggest that lack of mental health and emotional injuries are the most crucial factors in turning females into drug addicts in workplace.

She argues that psychological and emotional traumas in women might highly augment the likelihood of their drug use, SinaPress reported.

 “Lack of mental health does not signify psychosis or acute psychiatric complications but implies any psychological damage ranging from personal anxieties to a risky society as well as difficult working conditions”.

Due to present her findings at a specialized conference on "Preventing the Use of Addictive Substances in Workplaces" to be held by Jahad Daneshgahi at Allameh Tababa’i University on May 15, she maintained, “Unfortunately, we do not have specific data on females’ addiction in workplaces since we have always encountered serious challenges entering these areas; hence, the issue of women's addiction has remained unexplored.”

Having investigated 1000 women in Tehran, Iran, Nouri claimed, “We have studied multiple significant data in the realm of women's drug addiction thus we can consider workplace as a possible risky microorganism and investigate its security for women in regard to addiction.”

“Females are psychologically far more vulnerable than males and if workplaces and work laws do not have proper mental health interventions, the risk of drug abuse in psychologically injured women will get higher.”

Moreover, the uncontrolled stress in workplace might increase their personal anxiety, a factor which might, in turn, escalate the risk of addiction, according to Nouri.

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