Dr. Thomas Legl from “Therapiesalon im Wald” discusses residential treatment processes in addict aftercare, the differences to be considered with regard to NPS users, and how the covid pandemic effects aftercare. His presentation serves as the foundation for later working groups, in which it was determined how to improve aftercare for NPS users.
Participants from the Hungarian partner organization “Megálló Group”, who work in an outpatient facility, discuss their aftercare programmes for clients who did already an inpatient therapy. They, too, are plagued with NPS difficulties. In their presentation, they discuss the therapeutic qualities that are required to encourage clients and prevent possible unnoticed, hidden relapses.
Amenadris Rožanković (social worker and MA Social Policy) of Humanitarna organizacija “Zajednica Susret” discusses a resocialization programme in Croatia for clients who use or abuse (illegal) substances. She introduces the “New Beginning” aftercare programmes, which teaches the clients alternative recreational activities.
Laura Vatrtrova works at the partner organization “Therapiesalon im Wald” and shows what is required for a successful aftercare procedure as well as the qualities required by experts for effective aftercare.