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Asistenţa socială a persoanelor dependente de alcool şi substanţe psihotrope
Social assistance for alcohol and psychotropic addicts

Author(s): Ioan Ștefan Tohătan
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Social differentiation
Published by: Editura U. T. Press
Keywords: alcohol consumption; alcoholism; dependence; drugs; addiction; social services; beneficiaries; solutions;

Summary/Abstract: We live in a world where the average individual has a lot of personal, family and social responsibilities. Unfortunately, more and more individuals do not have the necessary internal resources to cope with these daily responsibilities and seek pseudo-balance in alcohol consumption, not taking into account the devastating effects of excessive alcohol consumption. That is why alcoholism can be defined as a particular form of adaptation and socialization in an increasingly diverse world.Consumption and alcohol dependence is one of the most serious social problems faced by contemporary societies, affecting all categories of age and all socio-economic categories; because homeless and marginalized people account for 5% of all alcoholics.Alcohol is considered a depressant drug because it reduces the brain's ability to make decisions that greatly restrain the economy, representing the third major health risk factor after cardiovascular disease and cancer worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) sees alcoholism as an extremely serious public health issue, accounting for over 2.5 million deaths / year.Alcohol abuse has serious consequences on the individual, both at the psychiatric, social, legal and even ethnic level, which makes alcoholism seen as a global problem with very difficult resolution because alcoholism, like any other addiction, is only treatable, not curable.Another reason I have decided to address this issue is that in this geographical area, especially in rural areas, daily alcohol consumption is considered a normal and healthy lifestyle. Alcoholic beverages (brandy, parsley) are usually prepared in the individual households of the inhabitants and are not regarded as dangerous legal drugs. It is sad that these people omit / ignore the devastating effects that alcohol abuse may have; and young people do not receive adequate education in the family to know and fight this addiction, which greatly increases the chance that the adolescent, in his adulthood, will also become an alcoholic.

  • Issue Year: X/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 241-254
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian