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Dr Funk Sándor
Neurologist, psychiatrist, specialist in addictology

Consulting hours: Monday 15-20


Addictology is the treatment of problems of addictions.  Addictive behaviors that are considered damaging or destructive are those that have characteristics that distinguish them from normal behavior. Examples of common destructive addictions are alcohol intoxication, alcoholism, cocaine abuse, drug dependence and abuse, methamphetamine abuse, narcotic abuse, and substance abuse.

People with addictions often cannot quit on their own. Addiction is an illness that requires treatment. Treatment may include counseling, behavioral therapies, self-help groups or medical treatment. People often assume that those with addictions should be able to quit by simply making up their minds to do so. Addiction is thought to be possible for a wide range of chemical substances. Many can affect the brain. Some of these cause changes in behavior and can result in dependence or abuse. Dependence is the development of withdrawal symptoms after use of a substance is stopped.

Symptoms of addiction include a person's inability to stop using the substance, devoting a lot of time and effort toward obtaining, using, and recovering from the substance's effects, discontinuing important social, employment, and recreational activities due to preoccupation with the substance, developing tolerance for the substance, and developing withdrawal symptoms.

Addictions, including alcoholism can be treated.

Alcoholism is best treated by professionals trained in addiction medicine. Physicians with such specialized training and experience are best suited to manage alcohol withdrawal and the medical disorders associated with alcoholism.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014 10:19

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