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Background: Cognitive impairments are the most important signs of substance abuse. The aim of this study was to compare attention and memory in Narcotic Substance Abusers and Normal people in the city of Tabriz.
Methods: The study was a descriptive study with causal-comparative method. The study sample included all men Substance Abusers referred to addiction treatment centers in Tabriz city was formed in Semester of 2016. The sample consisted of 40 people with drug addicted and 40 non-addicted subjects. For data collection, analysis and continuous performance test computer memory boards were used. The data were analyzed in Spss version 21 using with multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA).
Results: The result showed that the group with drug abuse was significantly different in CPT Beck than the normal group (p≤0.05). This means that attention and memory performance in individuals with substance abuse is weaker than normal people.
Conclusions: It can be stated that substance abuse is a disturbance in attention and memory functions.