Sotsium Association/ Partnership Network

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 1 Suerkulov St.
720075 Bishkek
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Region: Central and Western Asia
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'social services, health care, reintegration'
Short description:
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
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