We have been treating addictions since 2003
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The main activity of Frakarita Bulgaria Association is rehabilitation and resocialization of alcohol, drug addicts and gambling, which is implemented by the Solidarity Program. The program was established in 2003 and employs psychologists with extensive experience in recovering from addictions.
The Solidarity Program offers a clean, sheltered environment that does not allow the use of drugs and alcohol as well as the violence.
To register for a free primary consultation, you can contact us at the following phone numbers between 9:00 and 17:00 every working day:
Since 2009, the Information and Consultation Center “Ambassadors of Hope” has been operating the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline (NDAGH).
Telephone line: 0888-99-18-66
In January 2016, our latest project opened its doors – our low-threshold center for people addicted to alcohol and drugs, “Posoka” (“Direction”) House. It provides social services aimed at people who have not yet decided to engage in treatment, and it aims to improve their quality of life. In the center, our clients can find shelter within our working hours, support in a clean environment, as well as a washing machine and dryer, hot drinks, and upon request - psychiatric, psychological or legal advice.
The service is anonymous and free of charge.
This is our section for information, consultation and preparation for participation in the rehabilitation program. We can answer questions, connected to the dependence, psychoactive substances and places for treatment and rehabilitation in Bulgaria.
Seminars and trainings
Our aim is to provide professional psychological assistance and support to people searching for solutions to various personality, life and professional problems, caused by addictions and other personality disorders and real life hardships (anxiety, depression, loss, panic disorder, anorexia, bulimia, difficulties in the family or problems with the partner) through psychological consultations and training.
Who we are
Fracarita Bulgaria is the new name of Solidarnost Association. Fracarita Bulgaria is a nonprofit organization in public interest, which is part of the international network of associated organizations Fracarita International .
We started Solidarnost program to meet the needs of people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling, as well as their families and relatives.
The program aims at:
- Rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug addicts leading to autonomous living.
- Support and consultations for clients’ parents and relatives.
- Information and consulting, popularization of Solidarnost’s cause.
- In 2003, Solidarnost Program was started by the Association for Fight against Epidemic Diseases and Drug Addictions.
- In 2004, we started working with parents and relatives of the clients.
- In 2006, the Information and Consultancy Center Ambassadors of Hope was established.
- In 2006, Solidarnost Program went under the management of Association for Rehabilitation of Addicted People Solidarnost.
- In 2008, the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline was started.
- In 2015, the low-threshold center Posoka was established.
- In 2017, Solidarnost Association became part of the international network Fracarita International and changed its name to Fracarita Bulgaria.
More information about the formation of the different structures of the organization can be found on “Projects” menu.
Structure of the Organization
Fracarita Bulgaria’s main activity is the rehabilitation and resocialization program for people suffering from addiction Solidarnost. The program is staffed with experienced psychologists in the field of addiction.
Other projects of the organization:
- Information and Consultancy Center Ambassadors of Hope.
- National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline, www.drugsinfo-bg.org.
- Low-threshold center Posoka.
Solidarnost Program is established in accordance with the standards of the National Anti-Drug Strategy and the current international best practices. Our rehabilitation program has been approved by the National Centre for Addictions and we possess a Registration cerificate for the provision of social services by the Social Services Agency to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.
Supervision and Monitoring
Our programme is supervised by Ruud Bruggeman – a Belgian expert with a long experience as a pedagogic director of the Therapeutic Community Trempoline, Belgium and by Dr. Kimon Ganev. Family counselling is supervised by Zlatka Mihova (New Bulgarian University). The National Center for Addictions monitors our activities, which guarantees the adherence to the best practices guidelines.
Fracarita Bulgaria is a member of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC), the European Foundation of Drug Helplines (FESAT), the European Companionship in Education, training by travel (ECEtt), and the National Patient`s Organization (NPO).
SKEPDAH Project Partners meet to discuss Dual Diagnosis and Helpline Work
The third Transnational Learning Exchange Partner Meeting was held on Feb 19th and 20th 2018 in Brussels, Belgium at the De Druglijn /VAD offices.
SKEPDAH Project meets to talk about New Psychoactive Substances and Helpline Work
The second Transnational Learning Exchange Partner Meeting was held on September 25th and 26th in Frankfurt, Germany.
On a visit to the city of Bruges, Belgium
Elena Nikolova, Executive Director of “Fracarita Bulgaria”, visits the Head office of “Fracarita International” and the Center for work with addicted people “De Sleutel” – Bruges, Belgium, 21 February 2018.
From banal, ugly, sick and degrading, the story about my addiction to drugs has become a story about joy and satisfaction from being myself and living my life. Of course…