Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Current issue: March 2017

Volume 23, issue 3, March 2017


A regional framework for action on substance use and public health
Khalid Saeed and Mahshid Taj


Situational analysis: regional review of the substance use Atlas 2015
Elise Gehring and Khalid Saeed

International drug control system and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem: an overview
Kamran Niaz

Research articles 

Out-of-pocket cost of drug abuse consequences: results from Iranian National Mental Health Survey
Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili, Mitra Hefazi, Reza Radgoodarzi, Abbas Motevalian, Vandad Sharifi, Ahmad Hajebi and Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar

Level of khat dependence, use patterns, and psychosocial correlates in Yemen: a cross-sectional investigation
Motohiro Nakajima, Richard Hoffman and Mustafa al’Absi

Pattern of addiction and its relapse among habitual drug abusers in Lahore, Pakistan
Sadia Batool, Iram Manzoor, Shamaila Hassnain, Aslam Bajwa, Muslim Abbas, Maha Mahmood and Hina Sohail

Drop-out from a drug treatment clinic and associated reasons
Leila Hoseinie, Zhaleh Gholami, Behrang Shadloo, Azarakhsh Mokri, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili and Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar

National Rehabilitation Center programme performance measures in the United Arab Emirates, 2013
Ahmed Elkashef, Layla Alhyas, Hanan Al Hashmi, Dina Mohammed, Alison Gonzalez, Rinso Paul, Shamil Wanigaratne, Tarek Gawad, Richard Rawson, Ali Al Marzooqi and Hamad Al Ghaferi

Prevalence, determinants and impacts of khat chewing among professional drivers in Southwestern Saudi Arabia
Nabil J. Awadalla and Hassan A. Suwaydi


Substance use prevention: evidence-based intervention
Maria Renstrom, Marica Ferri and Ahmed Mandil

Development of services for substance use problems: need for a system-based approach
Thomas F. Babor

Interventions for the management of substance use disorders: an overview
Richard A. Rawson and Nicolas Clark

Public health alternatives to incarceration for drug offenders
Nicholas Clark, Kate Dolan and David Farabee

Alcohol and substance use in humanitarian and post-conflict situations
Fahmy B. Hanna

Khat use and related addiction, mental health and physical disorders: the need to address a growing risk
Michael Odenwald and Mustafa al’Absi

Use of amphetamine-type stimulants in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2004–2015: a review
Behrang Shadloo, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili, Minoo Haft-Baradaran, Alireza Noroozi, Reza Ghorban-Jahromi and Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar

Short communication 

Developing an interministerial substance use response strategy for Lebanon: process, content and lessons learned
Sandra Hajal, Nour Kik, Rabih El Chammay and Walid Ammar