Addiction Studies Department


About Us

The department of addiction studies is one of thirty departments in the school of medicine established in 2012.  Addiction studies is a multidisciplinary program that provides high level education valuable for students in all disciplines, particularly those students interested in alcohol/drug prevention, treatment, careers in health care and human services. This department is active in two sections: education and research. In education part, the department trains Ph.D. students and in research part, it tries to provide university-level education valuable in a variety of disciplines such as addiction, psychopharmacology, psychiatry, psychophysiology, clinical psychology.  Its concentration is designed so that you will have all the coursework and professional experience hours completed and is committed to provide you with an understanding of various addictions and how to interact and help people who struggle with addiction.


- To create a nationwide program in substance abuse, education and training for psychologists, physicians, medical students, and health care professionals


- To be the regional tertiary center of excellence in addictions management and treatment

Research Interest Areas
Interested areas
- Neuropharmacology
- Behaviour
- Neuropathic Pain
- Epilepsy
Research Group
- Dr.Hamid Reza Banafshe 
Clinical Psychology
Interested areas
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Mindfulness
- Psychological Health
- Emotion Regulation
Research Group
- Dr.Abdollah Omidi
Interested areas
- Neuropsychiatry
- Neuropharmacology
- Addiction
- Cognitive function
Research Group
- Dr.Fatemeh Sadat Ghoreishi
Addiction studies
Interested areas
- Neuropharmacology
- Toxicology in drug abuse
- Metabolic diseases in addiction
- Supplement research
Research Group
- Dr.Amir Ghaderi


There are different labs from addiction studies centers, toxicology, clinical psychiatry, clinical psychology, molecular biology, and neuroscience.

Faculty Members

Head of Department:

Dr. Hamid Reza Banafshe (
5km of Qotb–e Ravandi Blvd. P.O. Box: 8715988141, Kashan, IRAN
Tel: (+98 31) 55240021()
Fax: (+98 31) 55541112

Administrative Officer

Amineh sadat hoosininkhah

PhD Students

- Mina Moeinia
- Ali Rabie
- Nazanin Arian
- Najme Sadat Javdan
- Nader Molavi
- Anahita khalatbari-mohseni
- Abase Azadbakht
- Kyumarse Cheraghi