Topics of Addiction in Turkish Nursing Programs A Summary

Ozturk C., AYAR D., ARKAN B., Fougere M. A.

JOURNAL OF ADDICTIONS NURSING, vol.28, no.3, pp.131-134, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/jan.0000000000000176
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-134
  • Keywords: addiction, nursing curricula
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Addiction is a serious health issue. The measured rates of substance abuse in Turkey are lower than those in Western countries; however, recent studies show a significant increase in the prevalence of substance abuse and that the age of onset of substance abuse has decreased. There is a lack of literature about the topic of addiction in the undergraduate nursing programs in Turkey. Therefore, the aim of this current study was to examine the presence of addiction content in nursing education in Turkey among state and foundation universities.