AN INTEGRATED ATTEMPT TO ERADICATE SUBSTANCE ABUSE

AN INTEGRATED ATTEMPT TO ERADICATE SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Our world has always emphasised scientific, religious and intellectual knowledge at the expense of emotional and mental healthcare. Brazilian physician and psychiatrist Augusto Cury in his book, ‘Educating the Emotions’ said, ‘Science has produced physical giants and emotional dwarfs.’[1] The outcome of this emphasis on physical excellence rather than mental wellness is that ‘the people are eloquent in speaking of the world around them but dumb before their feelings. They are competent in carrying out objective aims but incompetent in confronting their losses and frustrations.’


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