Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Addictions cause mental health problems in young people

Mazatlán. – Over the years, mental health has become one of the conditions that require the most attention in the health sector and is growing as problems of addiction to legal or illegal drugs, Center for Youth Integration of Mazatlán said the director of Rosa Elena Sánchez Morela.

He remarked that one of the reasons for this problem was the social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; During 2022, the institution looked after over 700 patients, of whom 400 were men and the rest were women.

The person in charge of the Mazatlán CIJ pointed out that with social restrictions there has been an increase in the consumption of alcohol, but also of narcotics which are the consequences of manifesting mental illness.

“Without a doubt, the biggest, anxiety, depression, are the most requested, the most sought after, and we have patients with suicidal intent or thoughts. It all started in the pandemic, the fear of being infected, Then the boys returned to school and they started showing a lot more anxiety, it was a very drastic change,” Sánchez Morela said.

He said that there are times when youth who report having mental or family health problems are identified as using tobacco, alcohol or other substances that affect their health while they are in treatment.

They indicated that, through interview and motivational talk, they are convinced to accept treatment because they must have the desire to receive it and be able to overcome it.

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“Many times we find young people or children who do not have the potential to learn, we are working with our volunteers by opening remedial workshops to help and support learning,” he added.

Finally, he explained that people who have children who cannot adapt to social coexistence can request information and assistance through social networks by calling 6699-84-42-65 or Kenna Moreno Street, Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood amenities. , where attention is offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., preferably by appointment.

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