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Care chain for addicts - from cost to strength in society

Reference number
Coordinator IOGT-NTO
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2018 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture Social innovation - development and testing
Call Social innovation - step 1

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to make it easier for addicts to continue to be drug-free after treatment. The goal is to create an effective post-care closely linked to treatment where an addict can transform from being a community cost to a social power that help others to remain drug-free. We want to create a communication material where we describe the care chain, the need for it and what it leads to. We now have a coherent care chain that has been tested and works well. We have methods for communicating the care chain with the aim of more social services granting more treatment and post-care.

Expected results and effects

We have created a pilot project that is currently fully operational. The pilot includes employment within social enterprise, social networks within peer support groups and housing with support. Through a cohesive care chain, we have the possibility to help more people maintain long-term abstinence and reduce the relapse rate. So far, five people have started our post-care program. They have all undergone treatment at our substance abuse treatment center and have employment through our social enterprice. The long-term effects take several years to document.

Planned approach and implementation

We have - identified success factors for our care chain, created structure for analysis in order to ensure that the links in post-care are stable. - implemented our idea in a geographical location, started a social enterprice closely linked to our substance abuse treatment center and peer support groups. - met many people from the target group, discussed opportunities with our adult education centres, several social enterprices, lots of peer support groups etc. This has given us a deeper understanding of the needs, opportunities and prospects in our organization.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-01419

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