During 1994 to 2003 the number of patients treated in the Psychiatric Centre Bohnice who had within the first three
dismissory diagnosis alcohol related disorders increased by 77% and disorders caused by other psychoactive drugs
increased more than four times. An increase was observed also in pathological gambling (37%). In alcohol related
problems the highest increase was seen in drug cessation (about four times). In other drug related problems the highest
increase was marked in addiction treatment (almost five times). Such trend probably reflects the situation in the
society together with other effects described in the study.
alcohol related problems, psychoactive drugs related problems, pathological gambling.