Project "Drugs Don't Know Borders"

Research within the "Drugs Don't Know Borders" project

Within the IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme Hungary-Serbia called "Drugs Don't Know Borders"  we did a survey in which we analyzed the knowledge, attitudes, habits and coping strategies in connection to drugs among the secondary school population living in two micro-regions along the border. You can read results here.

Alcoholics Anonymous  (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  - principles of work in Hungary

Within the IPA Crossborder Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia, in which Mental Hygiene Foundation "Exspecto" from Subotica and the Center for Social Work "Homokhat" are involved, we have reached a new chapter.

On Friday, September 28,  2012  group leaders of Alcoholics anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (AN) from Szeged   will present basic working principles in  these groups in Hungary.

The program will be held in the premises of the Foundation of mental hygiene "Exspecto" starting at 10.00 hours. We invite all who are interested in learning more about the principles of AA and AN groups to attend the lecture.

All media representatives who are interested to report about this event are requested to announce the presence in order of agreement about time and way of recording.

"Metamorphosis-drug" workshop for professionals from Hungary

At Thursday, September 27, 2012  in the premises of our Foundation we held a workshop titled "Metamorfozis-drugs" for the professionals who are working in the field of  prevention and treatment of dependence in the Csongrád County, Hungary.

Photos from this workshop you can find in Gallery.

Prevention of drug and substance abuse in cooperation with the UPZ "Raskršće"

On Thursday, September 20, 2012,  90 pupils attended the prevention program of drug and substance abuse held in Exspecto. Program was organized in cooperation with the UPZ "Raskršće" from Novi Sad. Each presentation lasted about 90 minutes,during which an educational movie is shown warning young people on the dangers of drug addiction. This was followed by the story about personal experience by the former addict about effects of drug abuse on his life. This has a great impact and gives a young person the opportunity to develop a healthy attitude towards drugs.

There were two presentations, at 11:00 and 13:00 hours, for students from the Technical School "Ivan Saric," Chemical-Technology and Polytechnic School in Subotica.

Photos from presentations you can see in the Gallery.

Press Conference

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, as the part of planned activities in the IPA Crossborder Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia, we held a press conference in Media Center in Subotica

Photos from the conference you can see in the Gallery.

 

Experts from Hungarian institutions visited Subotica

  At Thursday, June 14, 2012 group of experts in prevention and treatment of dependence from Csongrád County have visited us in Subotica. They have visited Foundation of mental hygiene "Exspecto," Association for positive communication "Club 21" and the Humanitarian-therapeutic community for helping addicts "Hosana". Experts from both countries have had the opportunity to exchange professional experiences, and guests from Hungary had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the institutions for the prevention and treatment of addiction in Subotica.
Photos made ​​during the visit of experts from Hungary, you can see in the Gallery.

New groups of high-school students will visit the exhibition of drug-prevention "Metamorphosis"

Today, on 21st May 2012 and tomorrow, on 22nd May 2012 new groups of high-school students from Asottholom, from hungarian region Homokhat, will visit the exhibition "Metamorphosis". After the exhibition, groups will go for sightseeing of Subotica.

 

High school students from Kanjiza visited the exhibition "Metamorphosis"

Pupils from Agricultural and Technical School "Besedeš Jozef" from Kanjiža were visiting our exhibition in three days, from 15th May until 17th May 2012. About 120 students in several groups  have visited the exhibition of prevention of drug abuse "Metamorphosis", and afterwards they went on a tour of the city.

 

Second group of high school students have visited the exhibition "Metamorphosis"

On Thursday, April 19th 2012, we hosted a new group of 50 students from the hungarian region Homokhat who have visited the exhibition of prevention of drug abuse, "Metamorphosis." Free time after the exhibition they have spent in the sightseeing tour of Subotica.
Photographs can be viewed in the Gallery section.

 

Presentation

"Multidisciplinary Model in Treatment of Addiction Through the Model of Disease and AA Step System"

will be held on Thursday, January 24th 2012, from 10 a.m-2:00 p.m. in the premises of the Foundation.

This presentation is organized as part of the planned activities under the project "Drugs Don't  Know Boundaries" in the IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme Serbia-Hungary.
The lecturer will be Kristina Toth Sabo, a psychologist and manageress of Daily hospital for addicts at the Center for Social Work "Homokhat", Hungary.
Translation will be provided.

Program:
 
10:00 to 11:30 1st  block
What is Minnesota Model, development of the model. AA philosophy. Development of the disease model and what comes from it. Therapeutic tools, multidisciplinarity of the model.
Questions and Answers
 
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee break
 
12:00 - 13 30 2nd block
Display of the model in practice. The process of therapy, goals and circles of responsibility. The role of environment in this therapy. Presentation of possible groups. Working with the individual needs of  environment and communication with clients.
 
To participate in the presentation please confirm your attendance by phone (024/687-620), or by e-mail
fondacijaexspecto@gmail.com or f.exspecto@gmail.com

 

High school students  from Hungary have visited the exhibition "Metamorphosis"
 
On Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, 29 March 2012 we hosted 100  high school students from the Homokhat region in Hungary who have visited the exhibition of prevention of drug abuse, "Metamorphosis". Free time after the exhibition they have spent in the sightseeing tour of Subotica.
Photographs  can be viewed in the Gallery section.

 

Professional visit to the relevant institutions in Hungary
 
On Thursday, 8 March 2012 , within the planned activities in IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme Hungary-Serbia entitled "Drugs Don't Know Borders," we were in a one-day visit to the professional institutions in Hungary which are dealing with  treatment and prevention of drug abuse. We paid a visit to Department for dependents at the Center for Social Work "Homokhat" in Morohalomu, then Youth Centre for Disease Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dddiction "Dr. Theresa Farkasinski" in Szeged and Foundation "Exit", which is also located in Szeged.
        Photos taken during our visit to Hungary, you can see in the Gallery section.

 

      Drugs Don't Know Borders
- Program of international conference -

14.12.2011. Conference Hall of the Town Hall, Subotica, Serbia

9.00- 9.50 AM   Registration

10.00-10.10 AM Welcome speech
Maria Biači, City council member responsible for social care and health in Subotica

                           Partners and activities on both sides of the border

10.10 -10.35 AM Introduction to activities and programs of the Foundation of mental hygiene "Exspecto" in the IPA project
Speaker: Livia Joo - Horti, psychologist, therapist, program director of the Foundation of mental hygiene "Exspecto" in Subotica, Serbia
10.35 -11.00 AM  Introduction to activities and programs of the The Center for Social Work "Homokhat" and introduction to elements of the project "Drugs know no borders"
Speaker: Edit Čoti Erdeg, director of integrative center of social and child protection "Homokhat", Hungary

 

                            Drug Strategy and Action Plans

 

11.00 -11.15 AM Overview of the Strategy against drug abuse in Serbia
Speaker: Dijana Zivanovic, psychologist, expert associate in Foundation of mental hygiene "Exspecto" in Subotica, Serbia
11.15 - 11.30 AM  The National Strategy Against Drugs in Hungary
Speaker: Dr. Ferenc Greža, director of the National Center for drugs  in Hungary

11.30-12.00 AM Break
                         

                            Treatment and rehabilitation-practice and experience

 

12.00-12.15 PM  Current problems of treating addiction to psychoactive substances
Speaker: Dr. Zoltan Šagi, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, Chief of Outpatient Hospital in General Hospital in Subotica, Serbia

12.15-12.30 PM Offer of possible treatments of addiction around Mórahalom
Speaker: Kristina Toth Sabo, manageress of daily department for addicts at the Center for Social Work "Homokhat", Hungary

 

                            Prevention

 

12.30-12.45 PM  Prevention in Subotica
Speaker: Maja Stoparic, psychologist, therapist, Counseling Coordinator for the Youth Health Centre in Subotica, Serbia
13.00-13.15 PM The preventive work of the Youth Centre as part of an integrated supply of preventive work in and around Szeged
Speaker: Zoltan Aranj, director of the Youth Centre for Prevention and Treatment, "Dr. Theresa Farkašinski" in Szeged, Hungary

 

                         Drug trafficking, drug supply reduction

 

13.15 to 13.30 Prevention of drug trafficking  
Speaker: Milenko Vukadinovic, Police Adviser, Chief of of Department for Combating Transborder Crime, Border Police department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia
13.30 to 13.45 The experiences of the border police in the field of drug abuse
Speaker: Gabor Eberhardt, Lieutenant, Chief of the Border Police in the Police Department on territory of Csongrad, Hungary

14.00 to 15.00 refreshments for conference participants

 

Photos from the conference can be found in the Gallery section.