Former users of psychoactive substances with prison experience face significant barriers to social reintegration and strong social stigma.
Problematic substance use distorts family and social relationships, and hampers education and employment opportunities, leading to fear of relapse, isolation, and reduced motivation upon release.
Imprisonment alone fails to achieve social inclusion and bears substantial social and economic costs affecting victims, communities, and society’s overall well-being.
Odyssea in cooperation with KETHEA EN DRASI implements an unprecedented in the Greek context, holistic approach for the social reintegration of imprisoned and released former users of psychoactive substances.
Two distinct phases:
- In detention facilities – during incarceration
- In Reception Centers for Released Persons
Includes: therapeutic treatment, vocational training, professional orientation, and post-therapeutic support for smooth reintegration.
He who opens a school door closes a prison ~ Victor Hugo
“Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.”