Prevention of drug addiction and alcoholism

Despite all the perniciousness of addiction to alcohol and drugs, people have abused them since ancient times, and the modern scale of drug addiction and alcoholism makes the public look for new methods of fighting for the health of mankind. As for drug addiction, it is most widespread among young people - it is a crushing blow to the present and future of society.

Those who earn fabulous money on this do not stop there, offering those who wish to experience new sensations, drugs that can cause irreparable damage to health and cause addiction after the first intake. In the light of the above, prevention of drug and alcohol addiction is of great importance.

Addiction and alcoholism: some statistics

Some world statistics. About a quarter of a billion people have used mind-altering substances at least once in their lives, and 12% of them are addicted - they are unable to overcome the craving for drugs on their own. About 190,000 people die annually from drug overdose in the world, and most drug addicts are registered in the United States, and they start using drugs from the age of 12.

How are things in Ukraine? According to official statistics, in our country, about 10% of young people, whose age ranges from 15 to 34 years old, use drugs. The increase in the number of drug addicts is associated primarily with the availability of psychoactive substances. Almost 70% of the respondents confirmed that they have the opportunity (at a disco, on an advertisement on the Internet, on a call) to buy marijuana, 25% - opioid drugs, 38% - ecstasy. The first acquaintance with prohibited substances among a third of drug addicts occurs between the ages of 12 and 16.

The situation with alcoholism is no better. There are about 700,000 officially registered alcoholics in Ukraine today. There is one woman for every six men who drink. About a tenth of this number of people had serious mental disorders due to the use of alcoholic beverages. According to studies, only 4% of young people aged 15 to 34 do not drink alcohol, and about 20% of men do it 2-3 times a week. Today the favorite drinks include not only beer, vodka, but also low-alcohol products popular among young people, which are preferred by about 40% of respondents. According to statistics bodies, mortality from alcohol poisoning in Ukraine is 16 times higher than in European countries.

Drug addiction, alcoholism and tobacco smoking have become widespread among Ukrainian youth, the age of most addicts does not exceed 30 years. The problem is aggravated by the high level of unemployment, inaccessibility of higher education for 30% of young people and other socio-economic problems.

Drug prevention activities

Prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction is a system of measures aimed at limiting the spread of narcotic substances, as well as anti-drug and anti-alcohol propaganda, which is carried out in the media, in society.

Prevention should be differentiated and targeted at specific target groups, each of which is susceptible to one measure and absolutely not susceptible to others. There are hundreds of factors that can cause addiction, which operate on an individual or social level. The main goal of preventive measures is to counter these factors.

General prevention should affect all categories of young people, and its main tasks should be to counter the common causes of drug and alcohol use. These can be political, economic changes in society, which can influence the behavior of its members. The main measures of general prevention are:

  • promoting a healthy lifestyle;
  • informing about the impact of drugs and alcohol on physical and mental health, the risks associated with their use;
  • encouraging young people to seek professional help from psychologists, narcologists;
  • building a positive value system;
  • building skills that will allow adolescents to adapt to difficult life situations;
  • education of leaders among youth.

In addition, selective prevention of drug addiction among adolescents is carried out, which is aimed at working with children with behavioral disorders. The main idea of ​​this type of prevention is that the introduction to drugs and alcohol occurs against the background of any psychological or other problems that a teenager cannot overcome on his own. The purpose of the events is to identify such problems in adolescents as early as possible and provide appropriate psychological assistance.

Prevention can be directed not only at those who have not yet become addicted to alcohol and drugs, but also at those who have experience of using them. There are a number of signs and behavioral changes that indicate an addiction to psychoactive substances, for example, indifference to what is happening around, a change in the usual social circle, depression, etc. It is very important to establish a trusting relationship with this group of people, since they are often outside areas of attention of the official health care system.

Rehabilitation is a special area of ​​prevention. This is a series of activities aimed at restoring psychological and physical health, adapting addicts to a new life for them - without drugs. An important stage in rehabilitation is prevention, which allows you to prevent relapses, to keep human behavior within the framework of the formed principles of a healthy lifestyle.

Rehabilitation in the center "AntiNarkotik"

Both drug addicts themselves and their loved ones turn to the AntiNarkotik rehabilitation center for help. It is the vigilance of the latter that most often helps prevent the formation of addiction, save the lives of people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Accepting help is a very important step for addicts, but this is the only chance to return to normal life, to form a new value system.

Seek help when you encounter the following typical symptoms of addiction:

  • aggressive behavior, irritability;
  • poor sleep (violation of the biological clock: wakefulness at night, sleep during the day, poor sleep);
  • intense thirst, hyperappetitis;
  • fits of laughter;
  • depression;
  • hallucinations, etc.

You are unlikely to be able to persuade the addict to treatment with threats and violence - this is fraught with even greater mistrust on the part of the patient. Only the desire of the addict or alcoholic himself is decisive for the success of any rehabilitation program. If necessary, the necessary motivational measures should be taken that will allow the addict to make an independent decision.

The basis of the course is the unique 12 Steps program, which over the decades of its existence has helped hundreds of thousands of people get rid of addiction. Addicts have to go through several stages: detoxification, rehabilitation and resocialization. At the first stage, doctors help cleanse the patient's body of toxins, which helps to normalize the functioning of internal organs and systems, reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, but the last two stages are the most important.

Rehabilitation at the center helps to completely change the human value system, find new landmarks, learn to enjoy life and overcome difficulties without changing consciousness. It is equally important to help addicts to adapt after completing the course - this is the task of resocialization. Even after rehabilitation, the patients of the center remain in the field of vision of specialists who help to cope with life's problems. Various activities involving former addicts are good prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

Prevention as the main method of combating drug and alcohol addiction

The activities of the Anti-Drug Center are not limited to rehabilitation. The clinic's specialists consider their task not only to help addicts, but also to prevent them. This is a number of different projects that help make our society healthy and successful:

  • information programs aimed at the prevention of drug addiction, alcoholism, tobacco smoking in schools, universities;
  • work with codependents (special courses for relatives, which allow creating the necessary conditions for the prevention of relapse);
  • workshops for codependents;
  • psychological assistance and advice on any type of addiction over the phone;
  • training camps for convalescents and their families, where they have the opportunity to communicate and share experiences with each other, with famous people;
  • sports competitions between dependent teams;
  • outreach activities in the media - prevention of drug addiction, tobacco smoking, alcoholism.

The goal of the rehabilitation center is not just to give up the use of psychoactive substances (PAS) and alcohol, cigarettes, but also to create conditions that allow a person in the future not to become hostage to these addictions again.

Our statistics for the last 10 years
12856 people applied for rehabilitation services
339 a person with remission for more than 5 years
1200 people are currently undergoing a course of rehabilitation and resocialization
440 people created families
7856 people have successfully completed the course
137 children were born our graduates
1067 people have remission from 1 to 3 years
more than 250 qualified personnel
594 human remission from 3 years to 5 years
and also 4 rehabilitation center abroad
Our team

We are here so that you have the opportunity to undergo an individualized rehabilitation program that will help you change your life and recover. Our main goal is to help you get treatment, and then return to the real world, return to work, to your family and return to real life! Our team consists of more than 250 qualified personnel: 200 trainers-consultants and rehabilitation therapists, about 50 psychologists and psychotherapists.

Sergey Makarov
Coordinator of the International Anti-Drug Association in Ukraine

Sergey is grateful that he has the opportunity to help addicts find a suitable rehabilitation program. For many families, he is the first person they contact.

Sergey Tykva

While working as a psychiatrist, Sergei Pavlovich was faced with the fact that drugs alone are not enough to improve the patient's condition, he saw that sometimes a conversation with a patient brings a greater effect than drug therapy.

Alexander Shulyak
Co-addict group coordinator, psychotherapist

Educational teacher, completed a series of trainings with the chief addiction specialist, psychotherapist

Plohih Vitaly
Psychiatrist, psychotherapist, psychotraumatologist

Shmagailo Alexey Vasilievich
Doctor-anesthesiologist of the highest category.

Practicing physician since 2002.

Olga Gritsenko
Psychologist, art therapist

Specialist of projective techniques in the rehabilitation of addicts, work with MAC (metaphorical associative cards)

Gurtovoy Ivan
Psychologist, psychotherapist. Business trainer.

Founder and Head of the Center for Development and Health "Feel-in"

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Recovery stories
Anna, 25
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Friends, hello everyone! I want to say a big thank you to the "Transformation" rehabilitation center for everything! For family for friends! For a sober life! For the opportunity to live and give life to other people!
Igor, 25
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Hello everyone. He started using drugs by injection at 15, alcohol and grass were even earlier. During the time of use, problems with the police, health and the loss of all relationships with people close to me became the norm. In the last 2-3 years, the meaning of life was lost, I was deeply depressed with suicidal thoughts. 4.5 years ago I applied to the "Transformation" rehabilitation center, where I successfully underwent rehabilitation and at the moment I am in stable remission. I am grateful to all the staff of the "Transformation" rehabilitation center for their help !!!!
Sergey, 33
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I am from the Luhansk region, at the moment I have been in complete sobriety for 4 years. Before the rehabilitation center "Transformation" I did not even dream of the life I have now: my beloved wife, work, sober friends, wonderful relationships with relatives, etc. For 11 years I have been using alcohol and drugs, have lost the meaning of life and have tried all possible treatments that have not worked. I am grateful that the rehabilitation center "Transformation" provided me with qualified assistance and helped me to believe in myself.
Alexey, 30
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My name is Aleksey. I am 30 years old and I am an addict. At the moment I am in stable remission thanks to the "Transformation" rehabilitation center for 5 years. I entered the program at the age of 25. I have been using drugs and alcohol since I was 12. From the age of 20 I realized that I had problems, and probably the most difficult time began when I unsuccessfully tried to quit, for 5 years there were many addiction treatments, it is difficult to say the exact number of exactly more than ten. There were fortune-tellers)) encodings, I left for other cities, got married, had children in the hope that it would settle me down, but everything only got worse, more and more people were suffering around me, and I myself was in a terrible state - desperate, embittered, lost every taste for life is a "man" (if I could already be called that). Yes, and I came here to the center without much enthusiasm, I did not believe that something could help me, I came for my loved ones. Completed a rehabilitation course. Now I am happy and clean, I want to shout about this to the whole world, so that every addict can find sobriety. And more recently I got married! I have a wonderful wife, we understand each other ... and this is just the beginning))) !!!!!
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Hello everybody. I have been in trouble since 93 and have been using everything. The last seven years have been a dense heroin system. Nothing helped, neither detoxification, nor grandmothers, nor sorcerers. At the next detoxification in narcology, he met with an employee of the rehabilitation center "Transformation" Sergey Makarov and decided to undergo rehabilitation. I am very grateful to him and the entire organization of the city of Dnepropetrovsk, thanks to God and you, I have remained in sobriety for 3 years.
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Hello friends! I want to share my story and tell you about how the "Transformation" rehabilitation center together with my parents helped me change my life !!!! On April 27, 2011, I arrived in Kiev at the center, after almost continuous 13-year use of drugs, alcohol, etc. I was exhausted, life lost all meaning, there was no desire to live like this ... But by some miracle I learned from my friend's mother about the rehabilitation center "Transformation" ... She told her parents, otherwise she said that I would die. no conditions or manipulations just the last 7 months, desomorphine, or the train is simply unbearable. A small child and a husband stopped, but I decided for the sake of my daughter, let her have at least one good mother. The husband also used and tried to send him to the center too, but he was convinced that he could quit himself and did not need anyone. We couldn't throw together. The first step has been taken. But it was not without falls .... On 4 months of rehabilitation, dad took me home, said that enough, you need to bring up my daughter. I arrived, but in less than a week I found myself back in this swamp. Husband, former friends, as if in a fog and everything spun with even greater force. It was very hard, I could not understand why ???? After all, there are guys who want to help and they do not understand in every possible way trying to leave, run away, by hook or by crook. But I wanted and I liked it at the center - the attitude, communication, unity, and the fact that no one uses, I thought that it was impossible to live like this and that "only the grave will fix the hunchback." The second time I went to Voronezh, to my region, went through rehabilitation until the end, went to school in Ukraine, and from there to St. Petersburg. During this time, she became a widow, almost deprived of parental rights, but a strong desire to be sober, it motivated to go forward. I stayed in St. Petersburg. Profile resocialization for girls was opened. Training in a fitness club is just a dream. She successfully underwent re-socialization, got a new interesting profession, which is very harmoniously combined with my healthy lifestyle - a circuit training instructor, and, at the same time, gained experience and the ability to communicate like a professional who knows his job perfectly. Later she became the head, together with the team of the fitness club, 38 graduates were released. Happy confident girls. In one of the therapy camps I met my husband. We built our relationship at a distance of 2000 kilometers. On July 19, 2014, the wedding took place. Now I am a happy wife and mother. A wonderful husband and a beautiful daughter - this is real female happiness !!!!! Many thanks to everyone who took part in my recovery. Thank you to your family for your support. Thank you to the rehabilitation center "Transformation" for a sober look into a new life !!!!!!!!
Sergey, 32
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I have been using drugs for 15 years. I will not tell the story, because I am already very far from that life and I do not want to delve into it. When I got to the "Transformation" rehabilitation center, I changed so much that I can't find words to describe it. Here life stopped, I saw it, I saw myself in it, my mistakes, here the dirt that was in me was revealed, but I did not see it. During rehabilitation, I was given information about the disease of drug addiction. They gave keys that helped me change myself, change my thinking. I learned to dream, set goals, achieve them, develop myself. I saw my life from a completely different angle. I believed in myself, in my sober life, in happiness. I know that I will succeed ... I have a long and happy life ahead of me. Now I am going through IT-re-socialization ... I got the necessary knowledge on the repair and maintenance of PCs, local area networks, site building. In two weeks, I finish my studies and go to work. EVERYTHING IS A NEW SOLE LIFE. Good luck to all …. P.S. …. And EVERYTHING is also possible in this life. Thanks to the rehabilitation center "Transformation".
Terekhova Anna
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I don't like to think about it, but what happened was it!) I used drugs for 12 years, there were breaks, but I never stayed sober for a long time, from drugs to alcohol, from alcohol to drugs! During the period of use, I lost everything! She started using drugs at about 22 years old, it all started beautifully, easy and fun. At that time I studied at the institute, worked, had a friend with whom I lived in a "civil marriage", at that time I considered it the only form of living with a man, there could be no question of marriage, why do we need obligations, responsibility? The priority was mainly financial, earning money, walking, living for your own pleasure! The drug was at that time a simple entertainment! I came to my senses three years later, when I realized that I could not even get out of bed without using heroin! I tried to quit, it didn't work! I grew up without a father, with my stepfather and mother, my father lived in another city, was a successful businessman and always offered to go to him, work and continue my studies, this time I took advantage of the invitation, it was the illusion that I could escape from the drug. I will work with my dad in the office, study normally and forget about the use) of course this did not happen! Of course I found a thrill, I deceived my father for a long time, sometimes I worked, sometimes I didn't ... I met a drug addict like myself and without a twinge of conscience went to live with him, I even stopped seeing my father! After a year of recovery in the rehabilitation center "Transformation" I plucked up courage, I wanted to go to ask my dad for forgiveness and found out that he died even then, at the time when I exchanged Him for a drug! With my "civilian" husband, we stopped using for a long time, started again ... Until, during the next, so to speak, remission, he injected himself and drowned, but I, heartbroken, began to use again, believing that there was a reason! I returned to my city and again from drug to alcohol, from alcohol to drug, my mother found out that I was a drug addict, but she could not help me, she just did not know how! The last three years of my use have been a real nightmare !! I dropped out of college. I was already known everywhere: ordinary operatives who catch drug addicts at points, I became one of the regular customers, police officers, because I began to steal and get caught with stolen goods, the FSKN dreamed of putting me in jail faster ... From morning to evening I stole, sold, bought drugs! I went to narcology many times ... My next boyfriend left narcology before me and died of an overdose! The doctor didn't take me to addiction treatment anymore, she said it was useless! Mom put me in another clinic, she tried to help me to the last, thanks to her too, I'm alive now! The doctor suggested the Transformation rehabilitation center, said that there were results, she saw her patients sober and happy. I went to rehab, it was not easy! The first months I was constantly going home, it was hard to quit smoking and change values ​​and priorities: finances, high, selfishness. Today I am getting a second higher education, doing what I love, I have a permanent job that brings joy not only to me, but also to others people who have lost hope that their lives can change for the better! For the first time I officially got married, I love my husband, I took upon myself the responsibility to be a faithful and loving wife to one man for the rest of my life! Thanks to the spiritual and moral principles that are laid down for rehabilitation, long-term work with specialists on personal change, I have entered civil society with dignity and with great pleasure I live and work, I abide by the Law! I love my homeland and people! Thank God and the people who helped me understand what it means to live with dignity!

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