With help of the PINS project Association DrogArt renewed their informative harm reduction mobile application DrogApp. New concept of the application enables easier editing of the content for the organization and easier implementation of the application to be used by other organizations in other languages or also on other fields of working with young people, where part of the youth work is providing different information and knowledge about specific topics, in order to raise awareness and spread knowledge or information about it. It can be also used as a learning tool or educational support, when there’s a need for a youth worker to acces quickly to some specific information (in our case about drug harm reduction, but in other cases also about other relevant topic, not necessarily on the field of health or well-being).
Unity question quizzesAt Unity we work with short 4-5 multiple-choice question quizzes that visitors at the stand can fill in to test their knowledge. We have quizzes for most of the popular drugs like: speed, MDMA, 4-FA, ketamine, cannabis, alcohol, coke, psychedelics, etc.
The video from DrugScouts about psycare.
Here is an instructions video on how to use reagents made by Energy Control
A short video in which we show how to set up a chill out zone at a dance party.
How to use questionnaires in drug harm reduction education video by Safe’n sound (Belgium).
How to hold effective and efficient meetings by Unity for the PINS project.
In PINS project Druscouts prepared special awareness campaign called Audio Flyer Project. The idea was to put information also in audio version, not only written one and to approach with information to youngsters, who don’t cannot read, because of their disabilities or simply don’t want to read that much. After preparation of the content and recording it, simple audio flyers are here, you can listen to them in German language on their website and they are all collected on their Soundcloud profile, with also bunch of other interesting content:
For the BOOM intervention we prepared info material in a form of info cards. We took the idea from Crew2000, where they use those cards on lanyards. There are many cards each one for different substance or other harm reduction topic. The design for most of them was also made by Crew2000, for BOOM needs we add some new ones (LSD, mental health, Amphetamine, Basic life support). The idea behind was, that people who came to our info stand pick the cards they have interest in and pin them together with a book ring as you can see on the picture. Read more
In order to have new and inovative info material on Boom festival, we took a good practice from Energy Control, where they are distributing cooling fans made our of carton on parties and festivals. We tried to take into account all the most important harm reduction messages in connection to Boom festival. So we decided for the following harm reduction messages which are vital for hot and dry enviroment as it is on Boom festival:
‘Chillout nights’ is a new and specific method for working with youth. It turned out as a best practice. Youth street workers on a program Choose yourself which deals with negative consequences of alcohol use among young people, gather at the main square of capital city of Slovenia every friday night and work with young people who are drinking there before they go to clubs.
“Choose yourself” is DrogArt harm reduction project with main focus on the most popular drug among young people in Slovenia – alcohol.
Our ‘Choose yourself’ team gathered on 27th of May at Kongresni square in the capital of Slovenia for a special Chillout zone. The event took place as a part of the first Youth week in Ljubljana. Different youth organizations organised events for young people. The main theme was about refugees. Read more
SoundArt is a common Awareness campaign with DrogArt and Dj-anes/Dj-s. We want to raise awareness of less risking parties and also awareness of the music. We create soundcloud profile where artist can publish their music, with our message how to reduce risk while going to a party. Beside soundcloud account we also publish a leaflet about general harm reduction and drugs harm reduction guidelines. We packed leaflets in a paper cd jacket leaving space for the future to change leaflet with possible soundArt cd.