Care Services for Drug Addicts
29 Jun 2006
In 2000, Project High Clean was started in the Schilderswijk and Regentesse-Valkenboskwartier districts in The Hague as a job opportunities project for problematic drug addicts. In this project, the hard drug users perform cleanup, touch-up and cleaning work in the district for a daily wage of €20.
30 Jun 2006
The prevailing opinion in the care services is that drug addicts do not live beyond 50. However, in recent years, statistics have shown that there are an increasing number of elderly drug addicts.
15 Mar 2006
An inhabitant of Heerlen got together with a group of addicts who were willing to clean the neighbourhood with him.
28 Mar 2007
Basta Arbetskooperativ is a company run and headed by former drug addicts. It is a community in which former drug addicts rebuild their lives. Apprentices,junior partners and partners live, work and spend most of their spare time on the company’s premises. The former drug addicts, as members of the cooperative,are responsible for the success and failure of their endeavours. This shared responsibility is the foundation of the Basta philosophy: the pride of being independent, both as an individual and as a cooperative, helps the former addicts in building a new, more positive identity.
12 Oct 2007
In Casal Ventoso, a degraded part of Lisbon, narcotic traffic and use has been a way of life for many families. The area has been described as a big, open drug supermarket. Help centres in Lisbon offer local people a chance break free from the vicious circle of drug addiction and crime.
01 Jul 2006
In most countries, people who are dependent on drugs are stigmatised and excluded from mainstream society. But these people should not be shut out. Treatment can offer a more positive outcome. Proper treatment relies on information – on the individual level and on trends and patterns of drug dependency. This toolkit provides common standards for data collection and monitoring. It will enable professionals to better measure drug treatment demand and respond accordingly with effective reduction programmes and projects. The toolkit is created by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
02 Apr 2007
This study is about the drug and alcohol addicts in Helsinki. It analyses the work that is being done in the field from the angle of both inconveniences caused by the misuse and from the angle of the care and support that addicts receive.
28 Nov 2006
The Action Plan specifies the measures that must be taken according to the National Strategy on Drugs 2000-2008.