European Federation of Therapeutic Community (EFTC)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
||-OVERVIEW: Founded in 1978 and formalised in 1981 on the initiative of a group of therapeutic communities for residential drug treatment, the EFTC is a European federative organisation supporting the psychopedagogical approach helping drug addicts to return to a drug free life style and to become contributing members of the wider community. Today the EFTC. is spread across Europe in 25 countries and represents more than 40 treatment organisations.
-MISSION: Supporting and developing the psychopedagogical approach to help problem drug abusers, and their families reclaim a life free of drugs, where possible. The members are pledged to assist and enable each community or project participant to become contributing members of society and role models for the local communities in whatever social and political climate they reside within.
-GOALS: to advance the cause of rehabilitation and
to encourage the development of effective programmes and models for treatment throughout the European continent;
to provide a channel and forum for communication and co-ordination between regional agencies, national government and European bodies; to encourage a high standard of staff training and ethics; to promote and co-ordinate exchanges between treatment centres working in the field of drug treatment care, rehabilitation, research, prevention and training; to continue to develop and evaluate new methods which empower social integration and relapse prevention for our service users; and to facilitate the organisation of European conferences on Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Policy.