Stress is among the important factors of beginning and continuing addiction. The aim of this research was to anticipate the perceived stress on the basis of emotional regulation, experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity. The present research is of correlation kind which falls under the explanatory projects category. Research population consisted of all of the individuals that were addicted to drugs, and who used the services of addiction treatment centers of Tehran in 1394. From among the research population 220 individuals were selected by convenience sampling method, and then filled out the questionnaires which were related to the research. Evaluation tools were emotion regulation (Gras and John, 2003), experiential avoidance (Bond et al, 2007) and anxiety avoidance (Rees et al, 1986). Regression analysis results showed that repression, experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity components anticipates the perceived stress in addicted individuals significantly and positively and the reevaluation component predicted it negatively and significant. Findings of the present research pointing out to the fact that psychological structures including emotional regulation, experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity, have important role in the perceived stress of the individuals who are addicted to drugs. Thus, in creating a psychotherapeutic basis for people who are addicted to drug, this factor should be taken into consideration.


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