Stories about Drop-In Center

Ukraine: Teaching Blogging to Harm Reduction Groups

  1 June 2011

In an email interview, Anastasia Bezverkha talks about her experience teaching advocacy skills with harm reduction groups part of the All-Ukrainian Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates (ASTAU), and how teaching the use of citizen media tools can benefit these groups in telling their stories.

Ukraine: Blogging to Find New Self-Identification

  16 May 2011

The process of returning to normal life from a life of an injection drug user requires not only changes in a lifestyle, but also changes on a psychological level. Blogging could be one of the tools in helping to one to look inward and to discuss the concerns with like-minded people, as bloggers from the Association of the Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine demonstrate.

Ukraine: Blogging about Dreams

  27 April 2011

Following the training on the use of citizen media, Activists of the Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine believe that blogging can be an important tool in advocating the rights of the patients, and also as an outlet to write about their personal hopes and dreams.

Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Improve Storytelling Skills

  17 April 2011

In March 2011, patients of substitution therapy programs took part in a training event ‘We are Media’ in the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk. The citizen media training taught the patients how to use blogs and digital storytelling to share their experiences with harm reduction programs.

Ukraine: Personal Story of a Methadone Therapy Patient

  21 March 2011

Journalist and blogger Larysa Goreslavets tells the story of Olga, a patient at a substitution therapy program in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchug and how she managed to turn her life around. Goreslavets has been updating these stories on the blog Zapitay.

Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Disturbed by Police Actions

  3 March 2011

In a recent interview, the Ukrainian interior minister called for increasing control over substitution therapy. According to the blog reports of various harm reduction activists, police started to pay special attention to the Methadone sites in various regions of the country. The bloggers report on their and others' experiences with the police attention.

Drop-in Center: Blogging Makes A Difference

  4 February 2011

This is the second part of the e-mail interview of Pavel Kutsev where we learn about other authors of the collective blog “Depo3p” and find out how the blogging helps Kutsev in his work.

Drop-in Center: A Look Back at 2010 and Plans for the Future

  16 January 2011

The blog of Ukrainian organization of people living with drug addiction “Drop-in Center” was one of the first projects supported by Rising Voices. In this e-mail interview with its leader Pavel Kutsev, he talks about the accomplishments of the organization in 2010 and its plans for the future.

Citizen Media on World AIDS Day 2010

  1 December 2010

Citizen media continues to play a role in reducing stigma and bringing personal stories of those affected by HIV/AIDS to a wider audience. To commemorate World AIDS Day 2010, Rising Voices is sponsoring a live chat on December 2 to examine how we as a community can continue to support those initiatives that use these digital tools.