Aim: This study compares the impulsivity in patients addicted to industrial and traditional narcotics and healthy people.
Material and Method: In this comparative study, 40 people addicted to traditional narcotics (20 males and 20 females), 40 patients addicted to industrial narcotics (20 males and 20 females) and 40 healthy subjects (20 males and 20 females) were evaluated and selected by convenience sampling method from all male and female patients addicted to traditional and industrial narcotics at Shahid Modarres hospital of Najafabad in Isfahan during September 2016 to January 2017. Barratt’s revised scale was individually used to collect data. Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to analyze normality of data. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to compare variance.
Results: Based on the results of Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, distribution of all data was normal (0.051<P<1.000) and there was not any significant difference between the industrial-traditional narcotics consuming people in terms of impulsivity subscales [attention (P=0.539), mobility (0.196), self-control (P=0.051), recognition plexus (P=0.077), assiduity (P=0.133), and personality instability (P=0.116)]. However, there was a significant difference between healthy people regarding these variables.
Discussion: Based on the results of this study, it seems that there is an appropriate relationship between impulsivity and industrial and traditional narcotics consumption.