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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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In our column named “Their experience” there is a new topic – this time we talk about the Greek project “KETHEA ITHAKI“. Over 35 years they help drug users in Greece. Today this is a powerful organization which consists of 120 units (departments), has not only the annual budget of 18 mln Euro but also most important its services are absolutely free for users.

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