Give Hugs not Drugs

The main aim of the training course is to strengthen the competencies of youth workers in finding adequate approaches to fostering the inclusion and empowerment of young drug addicts.
The main aim of the training course is to strengthen the competencies of youth workers in finding adequate approaches to fostering the inclusion and empowerment of young drug addicts.

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Youth mobility

AIM

The main aim of the TC is to strengthen the competencies of youth workers in finding adequate approaches to fostering the inclusion and empowerment of young drug addicts. 

To reach this aim, the following objectives were set: 

  • Increase awareness about youth drug abuse and its related problems;
  • Identify challenges young drug users face and ways to address them;
  • Explore the role of youth work in helping young (former) drug addicts;
  • Improve the capacities (knowledge and skills) of youth workers to address the needs of young drug addicts and to support their empowerment;
  • Share tools and good practices of engaging with vulnerable groups in an international context;
  • Create transnational partnerships on inclusion and empowerment of young (ex-) drug addicts among youth organisations.
SHORT DESCRIPTION

Nowadays, many youngsters experiment with drugs. Consequently, some youngsters get addicted to these materials, which leads to long and effort-requiring treatment. In the 25 European countries with available data, 18 countries demonstrate the increase of the overall number of first-time entrants to drug treatment centres. Thus, the problem is evident in the continent. 

Many treatment centres focus only on the addiction itself when they try to help youth break the habit and reclaim control of their lives. However, addiction is often only the consequence of other problems which youngsters were encountering before starting drugs. Among these – social exclusion, discrimination within society, lack of safety, negative school climate, limited capabilities to cope with unpleasant emotions, being surrounded by peers who are using harmful substances on a daily basis.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project “Give Hugs, not Drugs” will consist of the training course in Kaunas, Lithuania. 

Participating countries: Lithuania, Turkey, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia.

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Stan
Project Manager

Stanislav Karmyšov

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