According to a Więcbork Municipal Alcohol Problem-Solving Committee report, in the years 2019-2020 the number of families receiving addiction benefits rose from 59 to 61, and there was also an increase in applications for rehabilitation from 48 in the previous year to 66. There is no facility in the municipality at which addicts and co-addicts can attend therapy and integrate. Vulnerable families are left to fend for themselves.
We intend to prevent this in a project for social inclusion of those families. We intend to take action to empower alcoholic families and make them independent, with various forms of support and pursuit of passions.
We will conduct social training and self-advocacy workshops, and initiate a self-help group for addicts and support group for co-addicts. Working with self-advocates, we will operate an Information and Consultation Point and monthly information and awareness meetings for the local community. Families will be able to participate in cooking and draughts classes, Nordic Walking, and sculpture and painting classes. We will also organize four family integration meetings (sports picnic, Christmas meal, children’s day, closing ceremony), two cultural field trips, two national abstinence meeting trips, and one for on a county meeting.
The project will provide 22 people from alcoholic families with self-advocacy skills, and 36 people will receive various forms of support. The people who participate in the project will be empowered and ties will be mended in their families.
The project is intended for up to nine alcoholic families who remain sober (26 people) and ten people in abstinence clubs in the Sępolno County (participation in two national abstinence events).