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"How Not to Smoke" - Online Internet consulting and therapy for marijuana users
iMprove GROUP, s.r.o. is the developer of an interactive website in the framework of the Pilot project "How not to Smoke" - online internet consulting and therapy for marijuana users, implemented by the non-profit organization Lepšia cesta, n.o.
The project is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic - within the scope of the special subsidy for the support of drug activities for 2016. The project activities started in November 2016 and will end on 31 March 2017.
The purpose of the project is to continue with the pilot project "Identifying and Therapy of Problems related to the Use of Marijuana via the Internet", which was "implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic - within the scope of the special subsidy for the support of drug activities for 2015". It has been developed a methodology for online counseling and therapy for marijuana users, which is the basis for creating an interactive web site within this project. In the EU only in Slovakia, Luxembourg and Portugal Internet interventions are not available.
The implementation of the project will extend the methods of prevention and treatment for marijuana users. On-line interventions have the potential to increase the availability of treatment, reduce the use of marijuana, motivate people to change, stay in treatment, increase knowledge about drugs.
They represent a good opportunity for those who are not prepared to tackle their problems by getting treatment for addiction treatment centers and who are used to using the Internet and telecommunication devices. Within the project, an interactive website will be created and tested, ready for public testing.