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NPS-Prevention in Austria

The Austrian participants discuss the NPS warning system “Check it” and how existing NPS prevention offers might be expanded.

Prevention programmes for young people

Participants from Hungary’s partner organization “Megálló Group”, who operate in an outpatient facility, discuss their various preventative offerings, such as in schools or at festivals.

NPS-Experiences and -Prevention

The participants from Germany’s “Therapieverbund Ludwigsmühle” organization report on their professional work with NPS users. Dr. Dirk Kratz (project leader and CEO of Therapieverbund Ludwigsmühle) discusses the present state of NPS prevention and treatment in Germany.

Work in prevention

Report of the partner organization “IREFREA Portugal” on nightlife prevention activities in Portugal and collaboration with other Portuguese-speaking nations. They want to reach out to young people in particular to …

prevention and treatment – two sides of the same coin

Dr. Fernando Mendes (coordinator “IREFREA Portugal”) speaks about his many years of experience in prevention work in his presentation. According to him, the prevention and treatment of addictive illnesses must have a common knowledge base and common techniques to foster mutual understanding and to further strengthen the work, including the problem of NPS use.

Presentation of the project to the Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection of Madeira

Dr. Pedro Ramos, Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection of Madeira, attended our LTTA in Madeira to inform on the NPS problem and interventions in the autonomous area of Madeira. All so-called “smartshops” selling NPS in Madeira could be closed as early as 2012. Nonetheless, Madeira still has an NPS problem, which is why Dr. Pedro Ramos supports the project to create new techniques for dealing with NPS. Dr. Dirk Kratz (Project Leader) discusses the Erasmus+ project Handle it! – from idea to implementation, and Dr. Thomas Legl talks about euro- TC’s network activity and collaboration with the Handle it!-project.

Aftercare programmes

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.

Aftercare Experiences

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.