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Table 2 Elicited global themes, themes, and sub themes

From: Redemption from plight: a qualitative study on reasons behind treatment decisions among Iranian male opioid users

Global theme Theme Sub-theme
Familial motives Reason for family Family annoyance
Family disgrace
A negative role model for children
Reason of family Upsetting family relationships
Family encouragement
Family building
Life quality motives Adverse effects on personal lifestyle Lifestyle changes
Dishonor
Waste of life
Homelessness
Symbolic addict
Crime avoidance
Adverse effects on personal health Physical and mental disorders
Impure drug
Lack of euphoria
Injection problem
Economic motives Financial failure Waste of wealth
waste of money
Job failure reputation loss
job loss