Outpatient therapy that incorporates the social environment

Luca Timar (social worker at “Megálló Csoport Alaptvány”) discusses the current state of offerings for drug users’ social environments (e.g. spouse, husband, parents, children) in her facility. She reports on clientele who are becoming younger by the day. As a result, it is becoming increasingly vital to integrate clients’ social environments and families in outpatient therapy and preventative programs.

Families and co-dependency

Julian Kindermann and Laura Vatrova of “Therapiesalon im Wald” discuss the need of integrating family members in inpatient therapy programs to educate/inform them about NPS and co-dependency.

NPS and Social Environment

What options exist for involving family in therapeutic services, and how may the coordination and knowledge of appropriate social support services be improved in the future?

Social environment in therapy and prevention

Participants from the partner organization “IREFREA Portugal” gave a presentation on the strategies and services they provide in their facility for family participation in inpatient rehabilitation and prevention, as well as how the COVID epidemic has affected their work.

Keynote Input from Comunità di Venezia

Project participants Stefania Zennaro and Federica Ferraro of the host organization “Comunità di Venezia Società Cooperativa Sociale” discuss how they incorporate the social environment in treatment procedures at the opening of the 5th LTTA in Venice, Italy. They present their organization’s various therapy offerings and discuss the growing number of clients that employ NPS.