Raskrsce - Teen Challenge Serbia

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Raskršće, Teen Challenge Serbia - proven cure for drug addiction.

Raskršće, Teen Challenge Serbia, is civil association for fighting addiction. The goal of Raskršće is to with the help of high quality rehabilitation program provide a way out of drug addiction to an addict and a full recovery to his family. Since its foundation until today, commitment to exterination of drug addiction, help, understanding and support have been a trade mark of Raskršće in a battle of helping those who have found themselves in a problem of addiction. During ten years of work over 30 000 addicts and their parents went through counseling and Raskršće programs. Within its organization Raskršće has two rehabilitation centers of isolation type (men’s and women’s), as well as two half-way houses (men’s and women’s) total capacity for 46 persons.

The principles of Raskršće Teen Challenge rehabilitation are based on holistic approach – psichological, social and physical.

Raskršće is an organization which accepts individual requests for help men and women from all over Serbia, as well as form other countries from the region, including persons sent by various public or state institutions.

Raskršće equally values rehabilitation and resocalization of a person, therefore after rehabilitation period Raskršće provides support to those who seek it in finding jobs or going back to school. After program graduation every addict gets a diploma on a special formal ceremony, as a relevant motivating factor. Also, at the moment Raskršće has trainings and development of different skills and crafts during rehabilitation, to make it easier for addicts to find work and employement after program.

Raskršće is founded by married couple Sasha and Svetlana Ivanović, who have also been rehabilitated from heroin addiction in 1987. Residents of Novi Sad, parents of three children, certified Theologians of Evangelical Theological University started by encouraging addicts to go to a hospital treatment, and then they would give them how to start a new life without drugs. Raskršće arised as an answer to the need of more and more people asking help from the Ivanović.  They have visited over 15 respectable rehabilitation centers in Europe and then applyed all learned  experiences to Raskršće programs.

Its first rehabilitation programs Raskršće stareted in Novi Sad in the year 2000. Women’s rehabilitation center is just outside the city of Novi Sad, on Cheney, and it offers comfortable accomodation for 16 persons. Men’s center is also on Cheney and its capacity is 30 people.