|A approach and the treatment of the drug-problem
by Edit Győrik
the very beginning there are drug users among the applicants to
the Tanoda; during the past few years in the sub-culture of marginalized
youth circulated the information: Tanoda was the place, where even
addicts had the chance to finish secondary school studies. In the
honest atmosphere of the Tanoda, where all problems are treated
openly, usually during the first conversation becomes clear the
problem of addiction as a blockage of learning.
in the middle of attention even in this case there is the individual
as a whole and not the problem itself, the teaching and care of
addicts require different methods and different system of expectations.
The teacher-helpers think the process of teaching/learning a kind
of human relation. The place and occasion is assured for the change,
the perspectives and chances are shown - the decision is that of
the addict. Every small change in the attitudes of addicts is strongly
to principal rules selling or/and using drugs and alcohol is strictly
forbidden at the Tanoda. The open discussions on the questions concerning
drugs guarantee, that the Tanoda remain a "clear place",
but the main aim is not that, in itself. The most important thing
related with addicts is the continuous contact with the Tanoda as
a place without drugs. That is the first step for learning. Important
is the support of the group of the same age.
main fields the work are the transmission of information and knowledge,
formation of views, the treatment of occasional users, the support
of addicts and re-socialization.
this work the Tanoda has contacts with hospitals, rehabilitation
centers, self-help organizations and groups.
most meaningful and successful common work emerged from the collaboration
with Leo Amici Foundation (Komló, Hungary). As the process of rehabilitation
going on at Leo Amici Foundation can be a complementary part of
Tanoda's work, the possibility of learning at the Tanoda can complement
operation of such a school, where drug addicts can learn and even
make final examination can be treated as a real success of the Tanoda