Classification of psychotropicsubstances• LICIT DRUGS – Legally Allowed ForTrade And Consumption• ILLICIT DRUGS – Trade AndConsumptions AreStrictly Prohibited
ALCOHOL• (Ethyl Alcohol /Ethanol)• Is a depressant that slowsTHE CENTRAL NERVOUSSYSTEM.• Beer• Toddy• Wines• Brandy• Whisky• Rum• Arracknavajeevakendram@yahoo.com
ALCOHOL• High consumption among all drugs• Alcohol Consumption in Kerala isvery high• The Per Capita Alcoholic consumptionin Kerala is 8. 3 ltrs , and this is fourtimes the amount of the rest of India
Addiction• Physiological Or Psychologicaldependence on a drug.• This is a stage in which a persongetting out all control over drugs• Addiction itself is a Decease• 1956 WHO declared that alcoholicaddiction is a decease
How Does Someone Become Addicted to Drugs?• When something good happens—e.g. your team wins a game oryoure praised for something youve done well—thats your limbicsystem at work.• Because natural pleasures in our lives are necessary for survival, thelimbic system creates an appetite that drives you to seek out thosethings.
Brains are hard-wired to keepthe species aliveWhen activities likeeating, playing,socializing,watching movies etc areperformed, the brainrewards the bodythrougha complex “pleasurecenter” which reinforcesthe desire to repeat thebehavior.
Substances or drugs HIJACKthis pathwayAnd do what?
Prolonged Drug Use Changesthe Brain In Fundamentaland Long-Lasting Waysthat reinforce drugtaking and lead to addiction.…
Addiction is Like Other Diseases… Hyper tension Cancer DiabeticsHealthy Brain Diseased Heart Three phasesEarly/primaryphaseMiddle/CrucialphaseChronicphase
CO DEPENDENCYAlcoholism Is A familyDecease• codependency isbieng partner independecyspousechildrenParentsCo firstname.lastname@example.org
PROBLEMS OF SPOUSE• Wife is the primary caretaker• She is suffering most• Compelled to face theseproblems• Physical torturing• Poor economiccondition• Sexual problems• Extra marital affairs• DenialEmotional problemsa) Guiltb) Fearc) Hurtd) Shamee) Loneliness Feelingf) Depressiong) Suicidal tendency
Children Of Alcoholics(COA)• Children also maybecome drug addicts• Genetics• : 60% of alcoholic’sparents were alcoholisUnhealthy HomeAtmosphere Insecure Home School drop out
Children’s problems• Attention Deficit• Lack Of Role Model• Low Self Esteem• Self Pity• Depression• Over Expression Of Feelings
INVOLMENT OFMAR THOMA CHURCH IN THE HISTORYDEADDICTON MOVEMENTMARAMON CONVENTION1895 We Started A Session Against Social EvilsIn Wednesday After Noon, It Is Still Continuing•1920 Dr. G.Sherwood Eddy Preached AgainstTobacco Use of the believers.1940 ― Kraisthava Madya Varjana Samithy‖Started1983 kalapana of Dr Alexander Mar Thoma(cl/no 142) against alcohol
1985 TRADA Started1988 Navejeevancentre Malayalapuzha1993 Mochana kottayam1994 Kunnamkulam Malabar Diocese2003 Wayanadu Mukthi due to high rate offarmers suicide2005 Tvm Qln diocese startedAt present we have 8 Treatment CentersINVOLMENT OFMAR THOMA CHURCH IN THE HISTORYDEADDICTON MOVEMENT
Pastor’s role1. Intervention of the Addicts– identify– Understand– Avoid judjment ,treat them as a patient .– Empathy– Motivate– Lead them to treatment centres2 . Support To The Family3 Preventing Our Youths & Young AdultsFrom Drugs