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Therapeutic Programme ITHAKE: Treatment Phase

Quality level: 1

Summary

Established in 1983 within the framework of a specialized therapeutic programme for drug addicts. Therapy in the T.C. is "drug-free", without any substitutes or medicine on the grounds of the addict's personal decision for therapy.

Type of intervention:
treatment
Sub-area:
drug free treatment
Setting:
Type of approach:
Target group:
adults
Age group:
Annual coverage:
Substances addressed:
tobacco, cannabis, opiates, alcohol, ecstasy, cocaine and derivatives, amphetamines, methamphetamines, inhalants/solvents
Evaluation type:
outcome evaluation, process evaluation
Country:
Greece
Start date:
01/11/1983
End date:

Overall objective

Detoxification and psychological recovery - New alternative life-styles

Abstract

The T.C. "ITHAKE" was the first systematic attempt for specialized therapy for drug users in Greece. It was established in 27/11/1983 within the framework of a specialized therapeutic programme for drug addicts. Adults drug users who are referred by the Centre of Information and Admission are eligible for being admitted in the T.C. Therapy in the T.C. is "drug-free", without any substitutes or medicine on the grounds of the addict's personal decision for therapy. Therapeutic procedures - group as well as individual ones - are based on the conception of drug use as symptom of a problematic psychosocial situation rather than as a person's main problem. Through different therapeutic measures (i.e. therapeutic community, psychoanalytic and behaviouristic models, psychodrama, educational activities) drug users pursue and comprehend the factors that led them to drug use. The average duration of the therapeutic programme at the T.C. is 12 months and the capacity is 70 people. Evaluation results showed that the main percentage of those who attend the T.C. for more than 60 days (60-70%) are referred to the Social Rehabilitation Center. Almost the 1/3 finish successfully the programme in the T.C.

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