The project targets refugees and provides training in drug prevention and addiction aid. The training programme is elaborated within an intercultural and participative dialogue with the peer helpers. It enables help to be given to other refugees at risk of dependency.
The trained peer helpers inform on-site about the risks of drug consumption and accompany, if necessary, the person concerned to the local Drug Advisory Services. Individual advice and informative events are organised in refugee accommodation.
The peer helpers are an important connector for people who are difficult to reach through the drug help system. They ensure that healthcare is accessible for everyone. Furthermore, the peer helpers themselves are empowered and further qualified concerning their communication skills.
The project is implemented by three Berlin District Offices in partnership with the NGOs IBBC and Vista. It is financed by funds of the Masterplan of Integration and Security and evaluated by the supporting partner.
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