Data Brief. 2018 Sep 24;21:1216-1219. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.09.052.
The purpose of this data article is to present the prevalence of Internet addiction in people with a history of substance abuse disorder in Kerman during 2016-2017. For this purpose, 223 people with the history of substance abuse disorder in three cities of Kerman province completed the demographic form and Young׳s Internet addiction questionnaire. Demographic characteristics of participants was analyzed and presented here. Young׳s Addiction Commitment Questionnaire contains 20 questions, each with a score of 1 to 5. The history of participants about the drug abuse was investigated. In addition, the prevalence of Internet addiction among the participants was evaluated. The internet addiction is more common in people with a history of drug abuse which may be a behavioral substitute for drug addiction.
KEYWORDS: Drug use; Internet addiction; Iran; Kerman