Our programme can be described through three basic categories through which Preporod acts. These are:
- Counselling and practical help for addicts and their families
- (Re)socialisation and (re)integration
- Primary prevention, education and information
- Direct help for addicts and their families is realised through a whole series of support services of an experienced and expert character:
- Motivation for acceptance into long-term residential treatment in communes and therapeutic communities;
- Counselling for addicts who have at the same time committed crimes;
- Counselling for parents and other family members;
- Counselling for addicts who have tested positive for blood-borne infections, hepatitis C and HIV;
- Counselling for alcohol and nicotine addicts;
- Psychological treatment for individuals who abuse alcohol and those already have an addiction;
- Group help for active addicts of psychoactive substances;
- Psychological support for the children from relationships between addicts;
- Free telephone information line;
- Other programmes, which have the aim of reducing the consequences of abuse of psychoactive substances, are being considered in cooperation with system institutions who treat this problem from other perspectives.
(Re)socijalisation and (re)integration!
The problem of addiction is not over on return from residential treatment in communes, therapeutic communities or elsewhere, which is testified by the fact that a number of people return to addiction and go round in circles: on the streets - treatment - prison - on the streets. We are of the opinion that (re)socialisation is a precondition for complete freedom and independent linving and working.
In Preporod the process of resocialisation is realised through:
- Shadowing and support to returnees from treatment in communes, therapeutic communities and other institutions (prison, hospital treatment, social protection institutions, etc.);
- Individual and group, experienced and expert counselling by people who have successfully completed rehab programmes;
- Group support: “I live based on values that have given me freedom”;
- Help in building personal independence in a social, economic and spiritual sense;
- Schooling and equipping for work;
- Help towards employment;
- Free time spent together with others;
Primary prevention, education and information encompasses programmes for informing the public as a whole about illesses of addiction, in all of its forms, with particular attention paid to those in education. This programme contains the following activities:
- Organising educational lessons for schoolchildren and students;
- Familiarising the public with difficult types of addiction through public discussions, round-tables, media presentations and other similar activities;
- Pointing out the tough consequences of the abuse of drugs and other psychoactive substances;
- Familiarising the public with post-addiction problems;
- Raising the level of overall public awareness of the problem of drug abuse in general;
- Combined actions for the promotion of healthy lifestyles with system institutions (local government with the Office for the Prevention of Drug Addiction, the Montenegrin police service, etc.), and with other relevant organisations, the media, etc.