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As part of the implementation of the Departmental program of social and psychological work with persons with alcohol and drug addiction, convicts from correctional colony No. 7 took part in the regional stage of the All-Russian competition for social advertising and promotion of a healthy lifestyle “Let’s Save Life Together!” More than a hundred works from educational and public organizations were submitted to the competition in the Department of Drug Control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Karelia. In the nomination “Anti-drug video clip” the film “Life without drugs”, prepared by the team of the cable television studio IK-7 “Vygozerie”, took the 2nd place.

The plot is based on the stories of real people who have gone the path of a drug addict and embarked on the path of correction and a healthy lifestyle. Each hero shares his difficult story with the audience. Everyone regrets that they used drugs, relatives and friends turned their backs on someone, someone lost family and trust, someone lost their health. All the heroes of the plot have one thing in common – drugs led their prison, which each of them sincerely regrets. Only while in prison, they coped with addiction, rethought their lives, some of them managed to establish relations with their relatives, but the question is: “At what cost?” We believe that watching a video will be a motivating impetus to stop using prohibited substances.

Alcoholism and drug addiction is an acute social problem of our time, which has a destructive effect on a person’s personality and on society as a whole. For more than three years, the institutions of the Penitentiary System of Karelia have been implementing the Departmental program of social and psychological work in relation to persons with alcohol and drug addiction. The goal, which is an integrated approach to the formation of socially acceptable forms of behavior in convicts, the ability to successfully adapt to the social environment, functioning in society without the use of alcohol and drugs. In 2021, 13 convicts successfully completed the program.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Republic of Karelia

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