Training for Trainers on Harm Reduction

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Date(s) - 15/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
All day

Montalbán, Spain

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This project aimed to introduce the methodology of harm reduction in the non formal education youth field in general.

The main objective was to sensitize participants in reducing the risks associated with drug use and advise partner organizations for the development of this methodology is set as a key objective to increase awareness about effects and risks associated with drug use both among young people, by promoting accurate information and quality training for social actors more directly involved in the issue.

What is Harm Reduction?

We define harm reduction as the ‘policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop. The focus is on the prevention of harm, rather than on the prevention of drug use itself.’

This methodology recognizes the existence of a recreational drug use, characterized by its connection to leisure time, in Informal contexts (private houses, parks, streets …) or recreational (discos, festivals, etc.) and with a motivation oriented to experimentation and pleasure. It is recognized that there are forms of consumption that involve very little risks while others that are extremely risky.

This consumption can be -but not always- characterized by being irresponsible and uninformed, generating risky situations (physical and / or psychological addiction development, health effects, accidents, etc.) for themselves and for others (driving under the effects of psychoactive substances, domestic violence, etc.).

Why is it useful?

Young people often wanted to know the risks they are exposed to but often can not because of the lack of access to reliable information on psychoactive substances and they end up making impulsive and unreflective decisions. Drugs have effects that are highly valued by the people who consume them. Experimentation and pleasure is an inherent aim of most drug use. The other part is the risks to which the consumer is exposed: the person himself, the substance that consumes and the context in which it does. Adequate information is essential when deciding whether to consume or not and, if so, to avoid the risks of consumption.

Na tréningu boli účastníci zo Španielska Spain, Talianska Italy, Slovinska Slovenia, Portugalska  Portugal, Grécka  Greece, Veľkej Británie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Maroka Morocco a samozrejme Slovenska Slovakia.


Participation in the project

If you would like to apply for project, please answer the following questions:

1. Question:  What is your motivation to participate in the project?
2. Question:  How do you think you will use the knowledge and skills which you gain at this project in your future life?

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