NGO PREPOROD celebrates 10th anniversary
EURAD affiliate NGO PREPOROD from Montenegro, has celebrated 10 years as a grassroots recovery organization working in the addiction field. The event took place on June, 29th in Nikšić, Montenegro.
Preporod is an organization which provides services to individuals with substance abuse problems and their families. It was established back in 2006 and since than developed various services to support and help everyone affected by drug problems. Preporod places the lived experience of recovery from addiction at the heart of the organization. This means that people who have already successfully completed treatment and solved their problem share their experience with others, and help them on their road to recovery. Preporod provides many services and does significant work in the area of social re-inclusion and reintegration of recovered users, works with parents and other relatives of addicts as well as implements primary prevention programs supported by many national and international organisations.
President and founder of Preporod, Mr Jovan Bulajic delivered a speech at the event and thanked all partners and friends for all the support and help they provided during the past decade.
"From the moment when the first guy had returned from a residential treatment, where he spent the suggested period of time, and have kept the values he gained by gaining personal freedom from addiction, I knew that this story can’t be stopped. You can be a pioneer in doing something, people can have doubts in your capacities, you can be antipathetic to them, but no one can overlook the results. And here results can be seen, can’t be hidden, because the result is a saved life. The one who thought that he can’t be saved, spends some time in treatment and gets back as a new human being. Only after that, which was the baseline for everything else, we started expanding the range of services which we use to help people with drug problems." said Jovan.
Full speech available here.
Preporod is EURAD affiliate since 2012 and member of EURADs network Recovered Users Network- RUN.
EURAD congratulates Preporod and its team for the excellent work that they have been doing and we wish them much success in their future activities.
By Mulka Nisic