Handbook’s Fourth Chapter – a sneak peek

  Chapter IV of EDU MAP’s reference handbook for substance abuse covers substance abuse facts and statistics. So today we’d like to share some facts from The World Drug Report 2022. Source: https://www.unodc.org/res/wdr2022/MS/WDR22_Special_Points.pdf 

Handbook’s Third Chapter – a sneak peek

Don't give up

  Time to introduce you to Chapter III of EDU MAP’s reference handbook for substance abuse. It examines substance abuse signs and symptoms. Below you can see a brief list of signs of substance abuse provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But beware: although there are certain emotional and physical […]

Handbook’s Second Chapter – a sneak peek


  Today we are presenting you the second chapter of EDU MAP’s reference handbook for substance abuse, dedicated to identifying the main reasons for teen substance abuse. Contrary to popular belief, drug use doesn’t solely fall under the category of mental illness, homelessness, or even low-income family upbringing. Educated teens from wealthy families and seemingly […]

Presenting the EDU MAP’s Handbook on Substance Abuse

Presentation of the handbook

  One of EDU MAP’s project results includes creating a reference handbook for substance abuse that will offer a comprehensive, educational-oriented approach to substance use, abuse, and dependence, with emphasis on prevention.   Today we are starting to acquaint you with the handbook’s structure and the most prominent ideas beginning with Chapter I: Dependence, abuse, […]

Using Art Therapy to Treat Addiction – Article from Oxford Treatment Centre

Art Therapy

“Art therapy is a form of experiential therapy, an approach to recovery that addresses emotional and spiritual needs through creative or physical activity. It is not necessary to have a background in the arts or artistic talent to participate; individuals only need to be open to the experience and to engage actively to benefit from […]

How is mindfulness used in treatment and recovery from addiction?

addiction recovery image

“Drug and alcohol addictions erase your physical health and also destroy your mind. It consumes your thoughts to deal with pain in a destructive and life-threatening way, it’s easy to forget who you really are when overwhelmed with addiction. It’s important in recovery to form healthy habits that will help renew both your mind and […]

Mindfulness-based interventions

“Mindfulness-based interventions were applied in a wide range of addictions, including substance use disorders (from smoking to alcohol, among others) and BAs (namely, gambling disorder). These treatments were successful in reducing dependence, craving, and other addiction-related symptoms by also improving mood states and emotional dysregulation. The most commonly used MBI approaches were as follows: Mindfulness-Based […]

Kick-off meeting (26/04/2022)

EDU MAP project kick-off meeting was organised as an online TPM on 26th April 2022. Partners discussed the following details and shared their ideas to make a good start for the project implementation and management. 1. Welcome and overall presentation of the project (led by Lithuanian organisation) 2. Website (led by Austrian organisation) 3. Quality […]