FreD goes net

Early Intervention for Young Drug Users

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Project executing body Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, LWL-Coordination Office for Drug-Related Issues, Münster/Germany
Involved organisations Evaluation:
Gesellschaft für Forschung und Beratung im Gesundheits- und Sozialbereich mbH (FOGS), Cologne/Germany
Project period 1.11.2007 - 31.10.2010
  • The Education Centre for Families and Schools, Riga/Latvia
  • CAD Limburg, Genk/Belgium
  • Institut für Suchtprävention pro mente Oberösterreich, Linz/Austria
  • HIT, Liverpool/Great Britain
  • Regional Public Health Institute Maribor, Maribor/Slovenia
  • TACTUS, Addiction Care, Enschede/Netherlands
  • National Bureau for Drug Prevention, Warsaw/Poland
  • Prevencia V&P, Bratislava/Slovakia
  • Regional Health Education Officer
    HSE Dublin North East, Ardee, Co Louth/Ireland
  • Solidarité Jeunes, Luxemburg/Luxemburg
  • National Anti-Drug Agency, Bucharest/Romenia
  • Krisenhilfe Bochum e.V., Bochum/Germany
  • SAA's Prevention program, Reykjavik/Iceland
  • Esbjerg Kommune - SSP & Forebyggelse, Denmark, Esbjerg/Denmark
  • Drug Control Department under Fovernment of the Republic of Lithunia (DCD), Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Stockholms Läns Landsting, Stockholm/Sweden
  • Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council, Nikosia/Cyprus
Funding European Commission
Federal Ministry of Health, Berlin/Germany
Target group Adolescents and youths who have become conspicuous by the consumption of illegal drugs or alcohol
Setting Approach via judiciary, school and work place

Wolfgang Rometsch
Head of project

Nadja Wirth
Project coordinator


FreD goes net continued the work that had been started in the German pilot project FreD. The target group of FreD goes net was expanded by the youths with risky alcohol consumption. Further to this the settings were expanded by the settings school and work place.

A training program was devleloped with the behaviour-related target to motivate young consumers to reflect their consumption and possibly change their behaviour. Risk competence and personal responsibility are encouraged to prevent the youths from sliding into dependency.

The structural target of this project was to implement this early intervention offer in the participating countries. In order to reach this target it was necessary to build up new structures of cooperation between addiction help services and police/justice and/or work place.

After a training of the experts for the implementation of the courses approximately ten pilot courses were effected per country. After that the European curriculum was tested. By the end of the project period transfer events for interested European experts from countries that had not participated in the project so far were effected.

  • Early and short intervention
  • Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM) by Pochaska and DiClemente
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) by Miller and Rollnick
  • Salutogenesis by Antonovsky
Material Publications in the frame of FreD goes net

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