Suppression of addictions


Day centers

The 3rd Andalusian Plan on Drugs and Addictions proposes four areas of work and several guiding principles and transversal axes. In our Day Centres in Algeciras and La Línea, we work within the area of social and health care.
It is a low-demand resource, specially designed for people who find themselves in a street situation or social exclusion and who also have drug problems. We fight against the stigmatisation of this group. A place where we cover the needs of the group, of belonging, where we work for their health and survival in their day to day life.

You are in Control

The technical team of the project has established a planning focused on the person and on the vicarious learning achieved through the therapeutic groups. We will take into account the type of addiction and the stage of change the person was in, following the theory of the Stages of Change of Prochaska and DiClemente. In order to know at what point each person is at and to work individually to reach the action and maintenance stages.
For the collection of information we will use a methodology that will allow us to obtain both qualitative and quantitative data and through which we will be able to evaluate the overall process of the programme.
We will use the following methods:
  • DIRECT OBSERVATION to find out important aspects of the people who are going to participate.
  • QUESTIONNAIRE/QUESTIONNAIRE: This methodology will provide us with relevant information both at a self-applied level and from the perspective of the technical team.
  • INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS: In which individual therapies will be carried out to complement the group sessions and in which the participants will be asked directly about their perceptions of the programme.
Within the guidelines of the III Andalusian Plan on Drugs and Addictions our project is framed in the social and health area and following this we have redesigned activities and objectives. In a transversal way we have a gender approach, promoting equality and a gender perspective at all times.
The activities of the programme are based on two types of psychological interventions, one at group level and the other at individual level.

Harm reduction

The general objectives of the project are, on the one hand, to reduce the risks and harms of active drug use and, on the other hand, to promote the social inclusion of people with drug addiction problems. To this end, a programme has been designed whose fundamental pillars are personalised attention, networking and the incorporation of the gender approach.
For the development of this programme, the actions are divided into several phases, the initial one being the selection of participants and the dissemination of the project. In this phase, meetings will be held and information will be sent to the organisations in the towns of La Línea and Algeciras, as well as to all the nearby towns that could benefit from the project.
In the second phase the intervention will be carried out, in this phase all the interventions will be individual, on the one hand, there will be the interviews with the social worker, in which each case will be assessed, their needs, the resources involved in their intervention. Several interviews will be held, and an individual intervention plan will be drawn up and a network will be set up to carry out this plan.
The third phase involves group attention, in which the following contents will be worked on through group workshops:
  1.  Safe consumption guidelines, types and consequences.
  2.  Daily life skills.
  3.  Organising my day-to-day life.
  4.  Healthy habits.
  5. Healthy leisure.
In addition, in this phase there will be occupational and recreational workshops in which social and personal skills will be worked on. In parallel, there will be an internal and external coordination activity in which we will try to provide personalised attention to each individual.
The final phase is the elaboration of reports and monitoring in which the technicians will carry out an evaluation and monitoring of the project and the people assisted.


Sheila Lamarca. Psychologist
Raúl Pro. Socio-cultural monitor
Cecilia Gavilán. Social technician
María José Castañeda. Social technician
Ana Vera. Social worker
Paula Olaya. Social worker
David Ortiz. Social educator