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New technologies among the main addictions of Almeria residents

New technologies among the main addictions of Almeria residents
Intervention continues in young people for cannabis use, followed by ICT and cocaine abuse.

Next Tuesday 21st October at 11am, the presentation of Proyecto Hombre Almeria’s report for 2021 will take place in the auditorium of the Guitar Museum.

Even with the limitations imposed by the Coronavirus-19 pandemic, the year 2021 saw a gradual return to normality in the work that Proyecto Hombre Almería has been carrying out in the province for the last 20 years. Thus, the number of users attended to rose to 206 users and 104 family members, with an evolution in addictions ranging from drug use to other types of addictions such as gambling or new technologies.

As an example, if in 1994 drug use was the second most important concern of Spaniards, almost thirty years later it occupies an anecdotal place with 0.2% of concern. In this sense, society seems to have internalised and normalised drug use and addiction. Nevertheless, among young people up to 21 years of age, the prevalence of demand for intervention for cannabis use continues (60%), followed by pathological gambling (20%) and cocaine (20%). For this reason, there is growing concern about compulsive internet use, gambling and video game use disorder, new addictions that are already being treated by the association. For Proyecto Hombre Almeria, prevention and early detection of drug use is very important as the best tool to combat drug addiction.

 

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