|Project title||The Champions of Recovery|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||Blue Point Drug Counselling and Outpatient Centre Foundation|
|Postal address||1095 Budapest, Gát utca 25. I/8.|
|Project manager||Takács József|
|Project timeframe||March 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||48,874 €|
The project’s aim is to destigmatize substance users in Hungarian society and provide support to their recovery. Recovery as well responsible citizenship will be facilitated by building on their strengths, applying a positive therapeutic and communicative stance. In the project the organizers adapted the UK recovery model through involving clients in redesigning and expanding the services and borrowing progressive methods (recovery champions/advocates, recovery weeks, storytelling techniques) in order to bring this international movement to Hungary. The project engaged and involved peers and service providers in and outside of the drugs field by building a recovery website and forum. The project will reduce prejudice, counteract the marginalization and reform the drugs field.