Addictions have become a major setback to the development of the region North America hence the urgent need to minimize the effect of this ravaging scourge. Addictions have triggered rise in societal disorders and breakdown of law and order in various parts of the continent with it propelling the increase in the number of organized criminal associations, crime rate and insecurity in North America.
Addiction of whatever form inhibits the productive nature of its victim who make up society hence treating addictions is an integral part of the corrective measures taken to salvage the decadence in the society.
The measures discussed here that can be used to solve the problem are approached from the different aspects of the causative organisms and the corrective measures include:
Rehabilitation centers are medical centers established with an aim of treating addictions by creating an environment where the patient have no access to the substance that triggers the addiction, it is a corrective facility where the patients have restricted access to the society.
Rehabilitation centers are used to solve problems of substance addiction, but now are being adopted as a measure to correct behavioral addictions also. Government and other civil societies that have an aim of correcting the malady of addiction should endeavor the construction of more rehabilitation centers to ensure more accessibility to these facilities.
The governments in these countries should ensure the creation of law enforcing agencies that are saddled with the responsibility of enforcing government regulations on the use of chemical substances that are commonly abused.
In countries where such agencies exist, necessity is placed on the government to ensure these agencies are properly funded and due to the fact that drug peddling has become a vocation associated with gun running and criminal gangs, hence the need for these agencies to be properly armed with the right intelligence and ammunition so they able to combat the violence that may be associated with drug trafficking.
Establishment of Counseling Centers and Group Support
People will be able to combat the illness of addiction when they can confide in people who may have or are currently battling similar problems.
Counselors also play a huge role because of one of the most assured cure to addictions is therapy and most victims of addictions are regular members of the society who unfortunately just entangled in the shackles of addictions hence they most times require confidantes who they can trust with personal information and ease their mind of the burdens addictions create in their brains.
Countries like United States and Canada have a system of having anonymous meetings for various victims of addictions in almost every street of every state.