An Islamic Spiritual Alternative To Addiction Treatment And Recovery

24 de junho de 20211min27

Across regional and national contexts, poor reproductive health, substance addiction, technological dependence, and mental health continue to threaten the wellbeing and futures of youth in Muslim societies1. According to a statement made by the Organization of Islamic Organization in 2017, wellbeing and sustaining healthy development is of seemingly grave concern when considering estimates by the UN Population Prospects of Muslim youth populations amassing to onethird of the world’s future young population. Looming development and health concerns in the Muslim youth context has prompted concern of individuals and nations across the world. At the forefront of troubling issues faced by youth emerges from addictive behaviour, which leads to compulsive involvement in undesired behaviour at odds with the Islamic way of life.

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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.


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