Christidi Stella is a psychiatrist with a Master’s degree from the Medical School of the University of Florence in “Disorders and Problems-associated with Alcohol”. She has been trained in Systemic Psychotherapy and Social and Ecological Approach to Alcohol related and Mixed Problems (Hudolin method). Her voluntary activities in addiction field include dealing with family problems of alcohol addicts, she is a foundation member and was a president (2011-2014) of the NPO Hellenic Association Club of Families with Alcohol Problems.
She has worked as a psychiatrist in the General Hospital of Nikaia and since February 2011 she is working in the Drug Dependence Unit of the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica (18 Ano). She has been supervising scientifically both the Department of Problematic Internet Use (PIU) and the Specialized Program for Drug-Dependent Women of 18 Ano, since January 2013 and August 2014, respectively.
She is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Internet Addiction (IA) and is in charge for therapeutic team-coordination and management of clinically addicted adults.
She participates with oral presentations in medical conferences, workshops for community information and educational seminars, organized by the Drug Dependence Unit and the PIU department, provided for health professionals interested in drug and behavioral addiction. In collaboration with the therapeutic team members of PIU department, she is particularly active in primary prevention of IA, via organization of intervention in schools, parents groups and special population groups, while she is author of various articles in journals and online, regarding IA.