SOS line for drug assistance - social service for citizens Cover Image

СОС линија за помош од дрога - социјален сервис на граѓаните
SOS line for drug assistance - social service for citizens

Author(s): Slavica Šekutkovska
Subject(s): Civil Society, Welfare systems, Substance abuse and addiction, Health and medicine and law, Family and social welfare, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје
Keywords: SOS line for help from drugs; callers; easily accessible; confidential; we inform; we advise; we listen;

Summary/Abstract: Her work is complementary with the overall activities for reducing the demand for drugs in the Republic of Macedonia. It is in line with the international community's commitment to strengthen its activities in the area of reducing drug demand, formulated in the declaration on the guiding principles for reducing drug demand adopted at the 20th special session of the UN General Assembly dedicated to the world problem Drugs (UNGASS) and the EU Drugs Action Plan. The activity of the SOS line for drug assistance is a contribution to the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia for joining the EU. Its need for existence is outlined in the National Drug Strategy of the Republic of Macedonia, as well as in the Action Program for the necessary activities in the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and re-socialization of persons with problem drug use and their family members. The goals of creating this service are informing citizens about drugs, HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted infections; raising the social awareness for accepting people with health, social and other problems, caused by the use of drugs; providing information on ways of reducing the harm caused by the use of drugs; referring to citizens seeking health, social and other assistance in appropriate institutions for social and health care; cooperation with state institutions, private practices, non-governmental organizations and the media.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 11/2
  • Page Range: 551-560
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Macedonian