Injection drug use has been increasing over the past decade in Iran. This study aims to review the epidemiological and qualitative evidence on factors that facilitate or protect against transition to injection in Iran. Two trained researchers screened documents to identify relevant studies and independently extracted data using a pre-specified protocol. A thematic analysis was applied to the qualitative data and a random effect meta-analysis model was used to determine age of first injection. The weighted mean age of first injection was Overall, drug users had used drugs for 6 to 7 years before starting to inject. Heroin was the first drug of injection in the majority of cases. Factors influencing transition to injection included 1 individual pleasure-seeking behavior and development of drug dependency , 2 social network role of peer drug users in first injection use , and 3 environmental the economic efficiency associated with injection and the wide availability of injectable form of drugs in the market. Harm reduction policies in Iran have almost exclusively focused on drug injectors. However, given the extent of non-injection drug use, evidence from this study can provide insight on points of interventions for preventing transition to injection use.
Freed journalist Jason Rezaian sought to improve Iran's image in the world
Most people dream of spending their honeymoon on exotic beaches. My American bride and I opted for a road trip through the land of the ayatollahs. Mehdi sat erect behind the wheel, honking slower cars out of his way. But one car stayed in its lane; it challenged his hierarchy.
Iran releases Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian in prisoner swap with US
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist imprisoned in Iran for more than a year, has been released along with three other dual-nationality prisoners as Tehran prepares to implement a historic nuclear agreement with western leaders. A senior White House official has also confirmed that a fifth American has been released from Iranian custody, although not as part of the swap. The move was part of a prisoner swap with the US, which saw clemency granted by the American government to seven Iranians — six of whom also had dual nationality with the US. The closed-door trial of Rezaian began in May when he appeared before a hardline judge on charges of espionage, collecting confidential information and spreading propaganda against the Islamic republic. The year-old, who holds Iranian and American citizenship, was arrested at his home in Tehran in July along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, also a journalist, and two friends, an Iranian-American couple. The friends were released shortly after their arrest, while Salehi was released on bail in October and is facing a separate trial. The Post reporter was held on unspecified charges for more than seven months before appearing in court.
Put that in perspective before you try to equate your struggle to his. Don't let her try to bring in the missionaries to explain; remind her that she is an RM and knows all they do and probably much more. Instead, I found someone outside the cult and we've been married almost 32 years She's looking for a dedicated priesthood holder who will take her to the temple. For me, one of those bouncers is my marriage to the most wonderful woman alive. Every new set in our ward looks at him as fresh meat. I gave her a piece of my mind as my home is much happier and healthy now then when I was married to my x. He was also a poor communicator and felt he didn't need to voice certain things, like 'I love you'. Yes, because that is generally what is best.