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In “Their experience” section we continue talking about how one works with drug users in various countries. Today our story is about the Belgian project “Trempoline”. The programm is located in the Charleroi district. The organization provides services to addicts for over 30 years.

It is necessary to share experience. Good practices, not the best ones. The ones that work there, cannot work here. That is why it is necessary to take into consideration local peculiarities.

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Phaedon Kaloterakis* in an interview for the project “Rules of Life” tells about the most important things in life. How not to lose passion for what you do and how to be enthusiastic at 61, how the economic crisis affects addictive behavior, as well as music, poetry and sports.

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Phaedon Kaloterakis has been working in drug addiction treatment since the early 80s

When we talk about Greece, especially about Ancient Greece, we have associations. Usually it is mythology, the Olympic Games, philosophy, democracy, maybe something else. The rich heritage of Greece has benefited many nations. We hope that today we will be able to take something from you.

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We have already written about how one works with addictions in Russian prisons. More information can be found here. Now in “Their Experience” we are telling about how it is in Greece. Our plot is about “KETHEA PROMITHEAS” project. About the part of the program which is in the prison in Diavata (Greece). “PROMETHEAS” itself includes consultative, rehabilitation and reintegration services to imprisoned and former imprisoned which are dependent from narcotic substances not only in some prisons but also outside them.

We have been waiting for twenty years in order to open this program here”, – says Phaedon Kaloterakis *.

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