Addiction is defined by the urgent need for psychoactive and addictive substances to be used to improve mood, despite the existence of significant problems associated with their intake. Substance dependence is accompanied by a symptom (mood, behavior, etc.) that leads to inappropriate behavior and addiction.
The dependence can be:
Physical: when the user’s body is virtually under-functioning without the use of substances.
Psychological: when the substance is needed by the user to be able to maintain his / her mental consistency.
Strong desire to use the substance in large quantities or for a long time
Developing a form of immunity to use
Need for continuous increase in doses of addictive substances used
Reduction of the effect of the substance despite its extensive use
Show deprivation syndrome when discontinuing or reducing use
Consumption of considerable personal time in the use of substances or their finding on a daily basis
Abandonment of important activities (social, professional, educational, recreational, etc.) due to use
Physical, psychological and social problems caused by use
Persistence in use, despite being aware of the physical or psychological problems it brings
Unsuccessful attempts to control or discontinue use.
In the context of treatment in Galini Clinic, we provide an individualized pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic coverage to deal with both withdrawal symptoms and the psychological recovery and restoration of the patient. Drug detoxification, meaning the treatment of their symptomatology, is only the first step in fighting addiction. While the stage of detoxification evolves and body functions return to normal, the patient’s mental state remains quite unstable. The strong desire for drugs is particularly intense even after detoxification.
At Galini Clinic we provide a special psychotherapeutic mobilization framework with a specific therapeutic approach that includes group and individual psychotherapy, occypational therapy, group artistic activities, aiming at supporting the patient so that he can continue his life in normal settings.