Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Conference Report

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Conference Report

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The Symposium on Addiction diseases was organized jointly by the Croatian Association of Alcoholism and Other Addictions and the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Sestre milosrdnice. It was held on 20th May 2010 in Zagreb, Croatia. Its aim was to contribute to a better understanding of problems connected to alcoholism and other addictions, as well as to improve the approach to diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation. The lecturers are experts in the field of addictions and they discussed topics important for understanding problems connected to substance abuse, etiology, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as ethic, moral and forensic aspects of addiction. Easy availability of addiction substances increases all the problems connected to their intake. When in comorbidity with anxious and depressive disorders, substance abuse and addiction diseases significantly increase the risk for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, becoming so the biggest public health problem of the modem society. …

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