Multi-sector meeting held in Goražde
On October 5th 2017, Celebrate Recovery representatives in cooperation with Center for Social Work of BBK Goražde have held a multi-sector meeting in Goražde.
The Meeting was held in the building of the Ministry of Economy, and has gathered representatives of the institutions and civil society organizations which act in the addiction field.
The participants had a chance to learn about the the goals and activities of the regional “Biram Oporavak/Choose Recovery” project, with a highlighted importance of development of services available for people with addiction problems, especially in the rural areas. The special concern is in the fact that although the number of addicts registered in the recovery process is low, the growth in the drug users number and the number of criminal offenses caused of drug possession and distribution is constant. Relevant actors are ready to combine their capacities and, through joint efforts, influence the development of services that are vital for this problems solving process. They have shown interest in promoting the project, and offered support that the free and anonymous info line 0800 28 000, as well as the website www.biramoporavak.com become the link between the service providers and users.
The participants also highlighted the need for evaluating the addiction problem in a broader social context , and the need of raising the awareness that the addiction problem needs to have a systematic approach. It was also concluded that it is important to address the prejudice and stigma connected to this problem, in order to influence the service users to seek for help and start the recovery process.