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The nature of addiction and drug rehabilitation

  • Phaedon Kaloterakis1
Annals of General Psychiatry20109(Suppl 1):S15

Published: 22 April 2010


Public HealthSocial HealthRehabilitation SchemeTherapeutic PracticeSocial Parameter

The current bibliography suggests that drug rehabilitation schemes that are based on psychological and social parameters are efficient. While most researchers consider dependency to substances as symptomatic, there is a lot of controversy concerning the nature and - consequently - the definition of addiction.

The presentation will try to discuss the various points of view, taking into consideration the most recent research in the fields of mental and social health, neuroscience and therapeutic practice.

Authors’ Affiliations

KETHEA, Greece


© Kaloterakis; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.