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Truth and lies about the social rehabilitation of drug addiction

  • Panagiotis Georgakas1
Annals of General Psychiatry20109(Suppl 1):S20

Published: 22 April 2010


Public HealthSocial SkillLife StyleCriminal ActivityDrug Addiction

A drug addict, after his detoxification, except for his "therapy" (abstinence from any drug use, abstinence from any criminal activities), has also to deal with his difficulties to confront or accept the social rules. And that is what rehabilitation is all about. To become able to accept the social rules is a long-term attempt to succeed in the following "rehabilitation" steps: a) Changes in the "way of thinking" b) Change of "life style" c) Development of "social skills" d) Development of "job skills" e) Cooperation with peers f) Know how to organize "free time"

Authors’ Affiliations

Argo-Alternative Therapeutic Program for Addicted Individuals, Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece


© Georgakas; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.