|"Establishment of service network for IDU's and service expansion in Telšiai region"|
|Duration||01 December 2008 - 01 November 2009|
|Project goal and objectives||
Main goal of the project is to establish service network for IDU's and expand the services in Telšiai region.
During the project implementation the following activities were carried out:
Trainings for staff from medical and other institutions. Conducted 2 two-day seminars "Voluntary testing and counselling" and "Organization of complex support for people with dependencies". In total 132 individuals participated in the trainings. Additionally 2 intervision sessions for Mažeikiai, Šiauliai, Telšiai and Šilutė mental health centres' personnel took place.
Involvement of new drug users in Methadone programme, especially those who returned from the imprisonment settings. Currently there are 9 individuals in treatment: 2 have permanent jobs, 3 - temporary positions, 3 individuals have disabilities, 1 person is looking for a job.
Strengthening the IDUs self-help group. Established and registered NGO "Gyvenimo metamorfozė". Premises were adjusted to the group activities. Information leaflet on pharmacotherapy with methadone and support provided in Telšiai was published. Strengthening inter-institutional cooperation, methadone programme participants Egidijus, Rolandas and Robertas participated in the seminars and gave presentations on "My life with and without drugs", "Why is it hard to stop using drugs. My unsuccessful experience", "What methadone gave to me". 7 methadone programme participants passed computer literacy courses and received certificates.
Group psycho-correctional workshops with the members of the self-help group. Regular (once a week) workshops with programme participants are taking place, as well are available individual psychologist's consultations.
Pharmacotherapy with methadone effectiveness assessment. Assessed 22 Addiction Severity Indexes.
Programme promotion in local media.