Activities

Simaye Sabz Harm Reduction Institute

Activities

Simaye Sabz Rahayie Harm Redaction Institute Activities in order to reduce the social harm

Our Activities:

As a non- governmental institute, Siamaye Sabz Rahayie institute was based in 2006 to provide humanitarian helps for support, treatment and harm reduction of drug addicted people and persons living with HIV/ AIDS in Tehran, Iran.

During a decade of activities, the institute has become the member of NGO network activists in the field of drug demand reduction (ECO countries) as well as the partnership committee in the coordination council of Tehran drug enforcement and the working group of social harms in City Council of Tehran. In addition, Siamaye Sabz Rahayie institute has reached the highest rank in the service, social and executive areas among the NGOs of Tehran Municipality. By exploiting of expert personnel and social potentials during one decade of its activities, the institute has performed many efforts in the areas of harm reduction, treatment and rehabilitation of socially disadvantaged individuals. These efforts include:

Distributing of food and harm reduction items in overnight colonies of Tehran

On Saturday nights, staff members, volunteers and donors of the Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute distribute free healthy meals, cloths, sterile syringes and needles and hygiene goods among socially disadvantaged individuals like drug users and homeless people of Tehran.

The Medium-term residential treatment center for women (Marham Camp)

Marham Camp is the boarding residence of addicted women deciding to stop using drugs.

Half-way house

Homeless women recovered from addiction can take several months in this center until empowerment and achieving financial independence

Entrepreneurship and Employment

In order to enhance the sustainability incentive of recovered people especially women during the health course and help them to learn a professional job for living, the institute has held employment workshops.

DIC (Drop in Center) for men

DIC (Drop in Center) are the specialized center dealing with harm reduction and controlling of drug addiction related damages. The center provides free services for drug addicts with high risk behaviors/drug injecting who are at developing risk of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis.

Out Reach Helper Teams

Supported by the Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute, people recovered from addiction use their ability to communicate with street drug users having high risk behaviors

Emergency help centers (shelters)

Emergency help centers are safe shelters providing shelterless and homeless people with overnight residences. Besides preventing the accumulative concentration of socially damaged people, these centers try to meet affected persons’ needs.

Positive club

The positive club is a place to support and empower of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Social services Base

Aiming at preventing, controlling and reducing the social harms, Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute has established the Social services base by recruiting expert sociologists.

Department of Education and Prevention:

All activities of this department are aimed at promoting public social awareness and trying to prevent social harms in the society

Clinic of Substance Abuse Treatment

Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute has established a Clinic of Substance Abuse Treatment named “SALAMAT YARAN” to provide specialized medical services for people deciding to stop using drugs, presenting outpatient medical and mental health services.

Activities

Simaye sabze Rahayie Activities

Distributing of food and harm reduction items in overnight colonies of Tehran

On Saturday nights, staff members, volunteers and donors of the Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute distribute free healthy meals, cloths, sterile syringes and needles and hygiene goods among socially disadvantaged individuals like drug users and homeless people of Tehran. This relates the patients willing to stop drug using to recovered persons, underlying the treatment referring.

The Medium-term residential treatment center for women (Marham Camp)

Marham Camp is the boarding residence of addicted women deciding to stop using drugs. Patients are admitted by the reception physician and their addiction treatment is followed by an expert team consisting of the psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, addiction helpers, family helpers, social workers for one month periods.

Half-way house

Homeless women recovered from addiction can take several months in this center until empowerment and achieving financial independence. The center offers all of the home facilities such as television, kitchen, bath as well as free meals and services. In other words, patients exploit a routine life her. Other services of the center include employment opportunities, psychological counseling, and social work, NA group meetings, training courses of life skill and HIV /AIDS prevention.

Entrepreneurship and Employment

In order to enhance the sustainability incentive of recovered people especially women during the health course and help them to learn a professional job for living, the institute has held employment workshops.
Now, expert teachers of the sewing workshop have provided recovered people with training whilst employment. In this regard, the production cycle has been activated through helps from socially responsible organizations by receiving their orders of clothing and related goods.
Obtained revenues will be allocated to working people as well as implementation and development of the Institute projects.
In addition, the Institute intends to launch other businesses to increase the admitting capacity and expertise level of the clients.

DIC (Drop in Center) for men

DIC (Drop in Center) are the specialized center dealing with harm reduction and controlling of drug addiction related damages. The center provides free services for drug addicts with high risk behaviors/drug injecting who are at developing risk of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis.

Out Reach Helper Teams

Supported by the Simaye Sabz Rahaie institute, people recovered from addiction use their ability to communicate with street drug users having high risk behaviors. In form of two person groups, they conduct planned searching as outreach teams in the areas with high social risks. These teams identify homeless drug users especially injecting ones to introduce the services of Drop In Centers, distribute sterile syringes, needles and health items and finally remove the contaminated used syringes. All of these services are free of charge.

Emergency help centers (shelters)

Emergency help centers are safe shelters providing shelterless and homeless people with overnight residences. Besides preventing the accumulative concentration of socially damaged people, these centers try to meet affected persons’ needs. The centers offer services including:
• Acceptance and early identification of the clients;
• Maintenance and residential services;
• Social work services;
• Health services;
• Nutritional Services;

The help centers work from 5 pm to 8 am.

Positive club

The positive club is a place to support and empower of people living with HIV/AIDS. The center provides its members with recreational, social and educational services as well as individual counseling. Aiming at higher accessibility and educational levels, the club trains peer educators, holding HIV related training courses to promote public awareness .All the center services are free of charge. The club has covered 119 persons.

The Social services Base

Aiming at preventing, controlling and reducing the social harms, Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute has established the Social services base by recruiting expert sociologists. The center performs identifying and interviewing with affected and vulnerable people by completing the relevant forms. The Workers take the clients to the related centers to receive necessary services, following their status until getting the final results.

Department of Education and Prevention

All activities of this department are aimed at promoting public social awareness and trying to prevent social harms in the society

Clinic of Substance Abuse Treatment

Due to the limited number and capacity of patient admission in the government MMT agencies, Simaye Sabz Rahayie institute has established a Clinic of Substance Abuse Treatment named “SALAMAT YARAN” to provide specialized medical services for people deciding to stop using drugs, presenting outpatient medical and mental health services.

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Simaye sabze Rahaei

A brief description of our social activities
About us

Simaye sabz rahaei of the 1385 liberation of harm reduction as a non-governmental non-profit entity and as a human duty to serve their mission, activities to support, treatment and harm reduction addiction patients and people with HIV / AIDS live, green landscape started Institute harm reduction relief by reducing the harm caused by drug addiction, HIV / AIDS and risky behaviors, life expectancy increases and increases public health. The Institute is important in order to achieve this level of our dear homeland in its activities based on education, culture, advocacy and empowerment has begun

Activities

DIC( Simaye Sabz Rahayie)

DIC (Drop in Center) are the specialized center dealing with harm reduction and controlling of drug addiction related damages. The center provides free services for drug addicts with high risk behaviors/drug injecting who are at developing risk of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis.

With collaboration of the District 21 municipality, Tehransar DIC was established in 2012 after being certified by the welfare organization of Iran.

The services of DIC are as follows:

– Health services;

– Increased awareness of drug users and their families;

– Relating the addicts to the self-help groups such as Narcotics Anonymous;

– Training of proper and healthy injection procedure;

– Providing sterile needles and syringes and condoms;

– Referring to Treatment centers;

– Providing welfare services;

– Personal cleaning services;

– Motivational interviewing;

– Providing appropriate meals and cloths;

– Referring to counseling centers and Triangular clinics for hepatitis and HIV testing;

– Training and education for prevention;

– Harm reduction.

DIC centers present harm reduction services such as free sterile needles, syringes, condoms and educational pamphlets to individuals with high risk behaviors, drug injecting and homeless users. Furthermore, outreach teams provide these services to individuals with high risk behaviors which don’t refer the centers.

Admission:

Our institute hired a person with master degree in sociology as the technical agent to perform supervision, reception, filing and receiving personal information as well as the individual counseling with clients

Methadone Maintenance treatment (MMT):

Under supervision of the health care professionals (physicians, nurses and psychologists), MMT units provide Methadone treatment to drug users specially injecting addicts willing to cease their illegal drug using

Distribution of syringes, sterile needles and condoms:

Since sharing injection equipment and unprotected sex (without correct continuous using of condom) are the main ways of HIV transmission, clients are provided with free access to sterile needles, syringes and condoms during DIC working hours. If needed, they are trained on how to correctly use needles and syringes through paramedics, distribution responsible and relevant pamphlets

Medical services:

Medical services such as outpatient treatments and wound dressing are among the significant needs of homeless drug users. These services are provided by outreach team as well as nurses under physicians’ observation. Medical services including injections, wound washing to prevent infection and wound dressings are offered to patients in the center. In severe conditions, the patient is immediately transferred to the medical center near the institute.

Distributing of food and tea:

Food meals and tea are of the main priorities of drug users but and they don’t tend to cost for them. Thus, DIC is equipped with a kitchen, offering daily meals, tea and healthy dishes.

Training courses:

Training courses held in the center are aimed in promotion of clients’ awareness to reduce drug abuse induced harms. Issues such as HIV/ AIDS prevention, life skills and mental health are addressed during the courses. The courses are held three days a week on a regular basis

Training courses of safe sex:

In order to reduce the incidence of HIV transmission among injecting drug users, training courses of safe sex are held every week.

Healthy injection:

The training courses of healthy low-risk injection are weekly held by the trained personnel of the center for injecting drug users not willing to or unable of stop drug using.

Outreach team:

As an outreach two person team, people recovered from addiction use their ability to communicate with vulnerable street drug users having high risk behaviors.

Services provided by the team:

– Identifying of high risk and contaminated sites such as hangout places of drug users;

– Identifying the homeless drug users of a certain region and communicate to them;

– Identifying and guiding the regional trustees and key people;

– Training the injecting drug users on correct safe injection, shared injected risks, transmission ways of HIV and hepatitis infections;

– Distributing of injection equipment including sterile needles and syringes, cotton and alcohol, ladle, spoon, filters and distilled water;

– Distributing of condoms, teaching on its using way and healthy sexual behaviors;

– Distributing of safe boxes to collect syringes and needles to drug users, encouraging them to collect syringes and needles and deliver them to the team;

– Distributing of educational materials such as pamphlets and brochures;

– Referring drug users to service provider centers (Drop-in centers, behavioral counseling centers, health centers);

Recording of daily refers to outreach teams.

Address: Tehransar DIC – Laleh park- South Shahid Rajaei St- Sadaf Cross-Tehransar. Tehran-Iran

Telfa: 021-44571819

Marham Camp

The Medium-term residential treatment center for women (Marham Camp)

Marham Camp is the boarding residence of addicted women deciding to stop using drugs. Patients are admitted by the reception physician and their addiction treatment is followed by an expert team consisting of the psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, addiction helpers, family helpers, social workers for one month periods.

Actions are taken in the center:

Screening:

On arrival in the camp, clients perform personal health activities such as going to the bathroom, using anti-lice shampoos, hair cutting and shaving unwanted hairs.

Detoxification:

Clients stay 7 to 10 days in detoxification unit. This unit has more flexible rules than the other parts because when the clients stop using drugs first, they need higher levels of meals, tea, chocolates, sugar and cigarettes; require more frequent using of restrooms and bathrooms and then, receive special intentions from the center physician and internal manager.

Accommodation:

After detoxification period, patients enter the dormitory to experience a group drug-free life. In this time, they stand various responsibilities regarding many activities to experience responsibility as well as being entertained.

Food:

Clients receive full meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as daily cigarettes and different snacks.

Cleaning:

In Fridays, general cleaning is conducted. This process includes clients’ personal cleaning (going to the bathroom), cleaning the building, washing the clothes, blankets, bed sheets, bathrooms, yard and kitchen.

The center has been equipped with the washing machine to wash the clothes and other personal staffs and four bathrooms with showers.

Examination and consultation:

The center exploits psychologists and physicians several hours a day to treat the clients and complete their records.

Psychological courses:

  • Preventing of drug temptation and relapse;
  • Increased resiliency;
  • Mental health;
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies;
  • Life skills;
  • Effective communication;

Other training courses:

  • HIV / AIDS prevention;
  • Preventing of sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Correct using of condoms;
  • Harm reduction methods

Entrepreneurship and vocational training

  • Sewing, knitting, crochet;
  • Carpet weaving;
  • Packaging

Entertainments

In Marham short-term residential center of addiction treatment, recovering women are provided with some recreational facilities including:

 

  • Film displays;
  • Music programs;
  • Sports staffs;
  • Morning exercise;

Other activities:

Clients are permitted to meet their families in a certain place out of the dormitory. In addition, authorities and artists occasionally visit the center.

 

Address: Marham center (camp) -Erfani St-Esteghlal town-Tehransr.

Tel: 44592295,44592259, 44593717

Mobile:09303240309

 
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