Holistic Approach to Addictions
Addiction, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is a physical and psychoemotional disease that creates dependency or need towards a substance, activity, or relationship.Like all diseases, it has signs and symptoms, as well as risk factors.
Today there are countless types of addictions that are progressive and can become fatal.
From a holistic perspective, addiction is a set of disorders that affect the good development of the mind, body, and being. Which should be treated together and as a whole. Giving cavity to the evolution of personality and being.
There are holistic therapies that can help treat addictions in a comprehensive way, and that with the help of life's wellness philosophy provides tools to help mitigate physical, emotional, and mental problems.
Today we come to inform you a little about the risk factors that play an important role in generating addictions, identifying the levels of addiction as well as their signs and symptoms.
The behavior associated with their use is due to multiple factors that can increase or decrease the risk of a person abusing drugs. Risk factors are those interpersonal, social, or individual agents that are present in the environments in which people develop and that can increase the chances of an addictive event.
|Environmental||Risk Factors||Protection Factors|
|Family||Lack of structure||Family Union|
|Social||Addictive environment||Changing the environment|
|Labor||Excessive burden/stress||Fewer working hours|
|Community||Substance abuse||Damage reduction|
Protection Factors can reduce, neutralize, or eliminate the risk of generating an addictive process.
To talk about physical and psychological dependence, 3 or more of the above criteria must be presented for a period longer than 12 months.
1. Strong desire or need to consume2. Difficulty controlling consumption3. Abstinence syndrome by interrupting consumption4. Tolerance5. Progressive abandonment of personal interests6. Persistence of use despite perceiving the harmful effects.