Sotsium Association/ Partnership Network
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||1 Suerkulov St.
|Region:||Central and Western Asia|
Other:'social services, health care, reintegration'
||Sotsium is the first NGO in Central Asia to introduce region-wide, innovative programmes in major harm reduction- "Alcohol and Drugs" and "Drug Demand Reduction". It also initiated the "Partner Network" association comprising 43 NGOs. Sotsium has contributed greatly to strengthening the capacity of the official health system to prevent chemical dependencies with a wide range of efforts: developing and ensuring the availability of rehabilitation services; six exchange syringe points; the first self-help groups in Central Asia (anonymous drug users-ADA and anonymous alcohol users- AAA) based on 12 step programmes; 24 hotline, preventive education centres etc|