Eco – Therapy for people with substance abuse disorders
The project aspires to provide drug & alcohol abuse counsellors with a new and innovative tool for recovery and rehabilitation, the eco-therapy methodology.
Grant Agreement Number: 2021-1-DE02-KA220-VET-000025287
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 28-02-2022 – 27-02-2024
Eco-therapy is a formal type of therapeutic treatment, which involves doing outdoor activities in nature. It can include activities that focus on: working in nature, such as gardening – experiencing nature, such as physical activity in nature, cycling, etc. Eco-therapy, especially structured eco-therapy that incorporates aspects of psychotherapy and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is found to be effective in managing health disorders. However, despite the research done in the field of eco-therapy and its impact on health disorders, this method is still not utilized in the field of substance abuse disorders in Europe.
The goal of this project is to assist drug and alcohol abuse counsellors in their efforts to help and guide individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders by developing a novel and cutting-edge VET program for the emerging methodology of eco-therapy.