Projects In Afghanistan

Health Support System For The Treatment And Recovery Of Addiction Victims In Herat

Country and local beneficiary

Herat Provincial Directorate of Health - Afghanistan

Aim

Specialised training in therapy, psychiatry and psychology for local public health workers for the recovery of children and adult victims of all kinds of drugs, in urban areas or in refugee camps. Screening, prevention-oriented awareness with the involvement of local media. Identifying the most appropriate services in favour of substance abusers in order to make public health facilities in Afghanistan totally self-sufficient (similar, in their operation, to that of SERT in Italy), taking into account that a specific facility set up by the Italian PRT is already available.

The training, in accordance with local public health authorities, should focus on preventing substance abuse, the development of diagnosing substance addiction, and the therapeutic modalities to be adopted for the specific characteristics of individual cases.