Improving services for aging drug user

19 – 21  June 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany


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The Consortium of the Erasmus + Project Betrad (Better treatment for ageing drug user) is pleased to announce the launch of a 3 day training event for health workers working in or planning to establish services for the population of elderly drug user.

Because of demographic developments of the aging population in almost all countries of the European Union, social and health structures are in an ongoing process of adapting adequate responses to this challenge. Dependency of psychoactive substances is still associated with young people, while, the proportion of older chronic, problematic drug users have increased significantly over the last decades. Older drug users are likely to suffer from the negative social and health consequences of decades of drug use. Services have to adapt their capacities and awareness to this increasing phenomenon.

The training is organised by Integrative Drogenhilfe e.V. and is conducted by various trainers who are specialized in the topic.

The training consists of lectures, group work, discussions and site visits in facilities in Frankfurt.

Training Modules:

  1. Illicit substances and Opioid Substitution Treatment
  2. “Aged, dependent and ill” – Multi-professional case conference
  3. Problematic ethical situations working with the target group
  4. Exchange on social networks, situations and environments of ageing drug users in different EU-countries
  5. Health Promotion and Infection Prophylaxis
  6. Initial aid for new projects: panel discussion

Additionally, a pre-event is organized on the 19th of June and a site visit to a drug consumption room will take place on the 22th of June 2018.

The training takes place at SAALBAU Gallus, Frankenallee 111, 60326 Frankfurt am Main

240€ Arrival 19/06/2018 – Departure 21/06/2018
320€ Arrival 18/06/2018 – Departure 21/06/2018 (pre-event on Monday included)
405€ Arrival 18/06/2018 – Departure 22/06/2018 (pre-event and site-visit to DCR on Friday included)

Costs include participation in the training, catering at the event venue and hotel (breakfast included).

If you are interested tin joining the training, please contact

Integrative Drogenhilfe e.V.

Christina Rolle
Assistant of CEO
Schielestr. 22
60314 Frankfurt
Tel.: +4969/941970-31
Fax: +4969/941970-25


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