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Title: GRÜNER KREIS: A Treatment Facility For Adolescents
Summary: Gruner Kreis a treatment facility for adolescents - An institution devoted to the rehabilitation and integration of people suffering from addiction. "Grüner Kreis" also provides special treatment for addicted parents and their children in a separate institution. >>
treatment outcome evaluation children/young people Austria 1
Title: New Service Model for Children Who Live and/or Are Forced to Work on the Streets
Summary: Within the framework of the New Service Model for Children Who Live and/or Are Forced to Work on the Streets, work is conducted for the temporary rehabilitation and reintegration of these children who live and/or are forced to work on the streets in cooperation with all relevant public agencies, representatives of universities and NGOs. >>
prevention outcome evaluation community family/parents, children/young people Turkey 2
Title: SAPS, Creu Roja Barcelona
Summary: In Barcelona in 1992 the Olympic Games brought about big changes to the city . Amongst other aspects, health became a focus point for reflection and improvement. The use of illegal drugs in the depressed urban areas needed to be focused upon as the mortality rate was high due to acute reactions to consumption and the rate of infections equally high as a result of needle sharing and through sexual transmission. In 1990 Spain had already been sat at the top of Europe’s list for the highest percentage of HIV cases with needle sharing being the main mode of transmission; until 2003 this way of transmission was reported as having caused over 50% of the infections amongst drug users . This high incident rate could be attributed to the lack of harm reduction measures amongst injected drug users, more specifically, to the delay in setting up syringe exchange programs (which were initiated in Holland in 1984) and of a methadone maintenance treatment. The first opioid substitution treatment with methadone took place in Barcelona in 1987 and the first syringe exchange programs by ONGs were inaugurated in Bilbao and Barcelona in 1988. 3 In 1991 mobile units gave access to syringe exchange programs throughout the city. However it was necessary to create stable centres in Barcelona so as to maintain long term contact with injecting drug users (IDUs) and by March 1993 our service, SAPS Creu Roja was established. Its schedule offered night time assistance to cover basic needs such as food, washing rooms, a laundrette, condoms and injection material such as sterile syringes, sterile water and health, social and legal attention. From the first year onwards the number of visits steadily increased up until 1999. In the last three years the number of visits had been once again on the increase. In the last nine years, the rate of recuperation of syringes has been lower than the preceding years. Since the opening of the injecting room in SAPS we had less than 1% each year of acute reactions during consumption without any deaths. Whereas outside of injecting rooms more than 65 deaths per year took place in Barcelona From the beginning the service has received a large number of visits, giving evidence of the skills of the centre to make and keep contact with the target population. With intention to attend to the needs of the users, a methadone maintenance treatment was put in place in the service when the demand became increasingly high. From the first year onwards the number of visits steadily increased up until 1999. In the last three years the number of visits had been once again on the increase. In the last nine years, the rate of recuperation of syringes has been lower than the preceding years. (Table 1) The new material delivered to drug users has been one of the main responsibilities of the service. In the first years the number of syringes given conformed to the number of those returned by users in order to avoid syringes on the street that could create a danger of accidental punctures to the public and also to prevent users from sharing syringes. However since the appearance of syringe recovery programs in the streets and from a proven decline of syringe sharing between drug users , we continued the distribution of syringes despite the decrease in the number of syringes recuperated at the centre. Deaths from acute reactions to consumption are one of the main causes of deaths among young people in the world . The delivery of sterilized injection material helps prevent the spread of infections but it is not enough to avoid deaths and thus it is necessary to implement supervision in the injection rooms during usage. The first supervised injection room was opened in Madrid in 2000, the second appeared in Barcelona in Can Tunis , the most prolific area of drug dealing in the city at the time. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision adults Spain 2
Title: Projecto Crescer Mudando
Summary: The GAP (Cabinet for social and psychological support) appears through the project “Crescer Mudando” (to grow and to change), promoted by GATO and financed by IDT. This is a part of the “Eixo de Intervenção da Prevenção” (to intervene and to prevent programme) and it is a result of the diagnosis that was carried within the city of Faro, which includes the parishes of Sé, São Pedro and Montenegro. This project started on the 1st December 2008 and ended on the 30th November 2010. After an evaluation carried out by the team in IDT, the project was given another 2 years to function. The GAP intended to be an asset to the local community, from both social and psychological approaches, by promoting the development of individual social and personal competences which would allow children and teenagers to more effectively deal with risky behaviours, delinquency and social exclusion. The GAP also provided support to adults and families who were at risk and vulnerable from the social and psychological point of view. Thus, the goals were to effectively intervene in order to resolve or at least minimize problem situations encountered throughout the City , namely: petty thefts in social neighbourhoods (cars, stores, houses, wallets), absenteeism at school, drug and alcohol addiction, juvenile delinquency, violence at home, poverty, trafficking, criminality, juvenile prostitution (mainly male), and violence and risk behaviour in general. Our actions succeeded in putting the target population for this project in contact with healthy life style situations, which were unknown for the majority of them, and that further stimulated the use of the learned competences to build a more structured life for themselves. A project such as this, in order to succeed, has to be based on trust. Therefore, we developed a lot of field work, going door to door, letting people know about our goals and our willingness to help. It is true that the governmental entities that exist and have the mission to intervene do not have the necessary capacity to respond quickly, as they have a great number of cases to respond to. In the same manner, the existing IPSS do not have these types of actions on a regular basis. Our project, through GAP, was therefore a necessary and innovative one, especially in what concerns psychological support, and a number of different social and educational responses, all in one same project. Our project has been praised and recognized by a number of institutions, namely Algarve University, João de Deus High School, who have worked closely with us by offering to receive a number of trainees. Besides the team that will be mentioned on another point, we had several volunteers working on our project. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, school, community family/parents, adults, children/young people Portugal 2
Title: "Toc Toc Troc" / "Knock, knock, swap"
Summary: "Toc Toc Troc" ( "litterally: "Knock, knock, swap") is a re-insertion activity, built up as a cooperative of services. The drug users are offering various domestyic services to the population (ironing, cleaning, shopping, etc.) in the neigbourhood. In exchange ("swap"), they receive food to improve the accomodation of their institution (coffee, milk, sugar, etc.). Respecting a time schedule, taking responsabilities, create social contact, organizing oneself and collaborating, alltogether help the users to move forward in their personal re-insertion program. >>
social reintegration process evaluation Belgium 1
Title: S.A.O.L.
Summary: SAOL is an innovative education, training and community rehabilitation project designed to meet the needs of women drug users who have stabilised their drug use primarily through methadone maintenance. >>
social reintegration outcome evaluation adults Ireland 1
Title: Young People As Peer Educators In Drug Misuse
Summary: Increases young people's knowledge of drugs and develops communication skills to enable them to explore and discuss all aspects of issues related to young people and substance misuse with their peers. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school, community children/young people United Kingdom 1
Title: Project Spirillen (named after the cartoon character)
Summary: The general objective of the project is to promote employment among drug addicts receiving cash benefits and undergoing substitution therapy. >>
social reintegration outcome evaluation adults Denmark 1
Title: Snow Ball. Peer Group Programme Among Drug Users
Summary: The purpose of the project is to improve the information about health and risk behaviours that reaches drug users groups by means of training a drug-using peer group. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, process evaluation adults, children/young people Spain 1
Title: Peer Support For Parents In Low SES Neighbourhoods To Prevent Childhood Drug Problems
Summary: The project promotes peer meeting for parents, which discuss parenting skills in relation to drug use. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, community family/parents Netherlands 1

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