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Mýty o závislosti v podání Shauna Shellyho

 

Představujeme vám jednoho z dnes již mnoha zahraničních profesionálů v oblasti drogové problematiky, kteří poukazují na množství mýtů v této oblasti, které jsou zde stále velmi rozšířené a mnoho pracovníků, a tím i služeb, z nich doposud vychází. Shaun Shelly, o němž je řeč, spolupracuje s Addictions Division: Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town v Jihoafrické republice a je také členem South African Addiction Medicine Society.

Níže najdete úryvek z tohoto článku a především odkaz na jeho úplné znění.

 

Shelly, S. (2014). Myths of addiction

Myths of Addiction
This is a recent talk I presented at the South African College of Applied Psychology Festival of Learning and at the University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health addictions forum.

In it I dispel the myths that:

  • Addiction is caused by drugs,
  • once an addict always an addict,
  • addiction is progressive
  • abstinence is required to initiate treatment or for remission.

I feel strongly that if we allow these myths to continue, we will not develop practical and helpful treatment modalities or public policies. At the end of the talk I made some suggestions regarding treatment. Comments and criticisms are welcome!

All around us, on a daily basis, we find news about addiction. We are exposed to a variety of messages, but most of them seem to carry a common theme. Many treatment programs and websites define addiction as a primary, chronic, relapsing, progressive disease of the brain usually caused by the uncontrolled consumption of alcohol or other drugs. What this means, among other things, is that addiction is:

  • a separate entity on its own – it is a disease in and of itself, not a symptom;
  • a lifelong disorder from which recovery is unlikely;
  • that stable remission is unlikely;
  • the longer you have it the less likely you are to remit;
  • that the alcohol and drugs are the cause of addiction.

What we do know, for certain, is that addictive disorders are complex. They result from a confluence of confounding and poorly understood factors and yet the field of addiction treatment is full of categorical statements, such as those I have mentioned, that the data does not support.

 

Celý článek v originálním znění najdete zde:

http://www.addictioncapetown.blogspot.cz/2014/09/myths-of-addiction.html

 

Jste zde: Úvodní stránka Ze zahraničí Mýty o závislosti v podání Shauna Shellyho