On March 3, 2022, the Office for Combating Drugs of the Government of the Republic of Serbia visited another civil society organization called Association of Citizens for the fight against drug addiction and other forms of addiction “Preobraženje”.within the program of visits to civil society organizations with which it has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
On that occasion, the representatives of the Office had the opportunity to visit the rehabilitation center located in the Dvorska camp, where about 24 protégés are currently housed. The goal of staying in the rehabilitation center is to provide appropriate help in treating the problem of addiction through occupational therapy, staying in nature and with the appropriate professional help of a specialist specialist – neuropsychiatrist in accordance with the needs of the protégés.
Most of the protégés who are in accommodation suffer from addiction due to the abuse of psychoactive substances, but there are also people in the rehabilitation center who face other addiction diseases, such as alcoholism and gambling addiction.
Rehabilitation and resocialization of protégés, providing assistance in the treatment of addiction and deviant behaviors through the affirmation of human and minority rights and principles of environmental protection, all with the aim of integrating protégés into everyday life is the main goal of Association of Citizens for the fight against drug addiction and other forms of addiction “Preobraženje”. Creating conditions for improving the quality of life of protégés is an important step towards social integration of protégés in society, and therefore the Office for Combating Drugs will carry out the necessary activities in the coming period to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation with civil society organizations with which the Office for Combating Drugs , provided administrative assistance in performing daily activities as well as to enable donations in the form of food and other products in cooperation with socially responsible companies, said the Director of the Office, Mr. Milan Pekić.