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An important part of premature mortality has to do with the use of addictive substances. It is in our power that this serious problem is reduced and completely eliminated for what we must know everything related to addiction and how to help an addict.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), addiction is a physical and psycho-emotional illness made up of desires that consume the feelings and thoughts of the sufferer.
There are 2 types of addiction:
In this case we will focus on substance addiction.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, used by Psychologists and Psychiatrists worldwide, recognizes a series of criteria to diagnose that a person is dependent on substances:
A) A maladaptive pattern that leads to clinically significant impairment or discomfort in the person, expressed by three or more of the following characteristics:
To help an addict, regardless of the substance to which they are addicted, the following steps should be followed:
It is very hard to recover from an addict, but Following these steps under the principles of unconditional love and support we will achieve May that person come out of the hole and find the happiness and fulfillment that they so deserve.
IMPORTANT: If you think you have a problem that you cannot solve yourself, do not hesitate to go to a Psychologist. You can access it through the Social Security Family Doctor, who will refer you to the specialist and will attend you for free.
Greetings and a big hug, Andrea.