Alcohol, with an 66,97% affected; cocaine, with an 22,02% and heroin, with an 5,5%, were in 2017 the substances that most addicts had to overcome in Dénia. These are the data that emerge from the work of the Foundation for the Analysis, Study and Prevention of Addictions (AEPA) of the Valencian Community, responsible for the management of the AEPA Day Center in Dénia.
The DENIA AEPA Day Center has a total of 30 places arranged with the Conselleria de Sanitat for programs to support the treatment and psychosocial supervision of patients with addictive behavior problems, covering the whole area of the Marina Alta. The users are referred by the Addictive Behavior Unit (UCA) of the Department of Health number 13, with which close coordination is maintained.
According to the latest service statistics, in 2017, 109 patients undergoing intervention from the various therapeutic programs were treated. One 71,6% of them were males and the 28,4% were females.
The majority of patients participate in the therapeutic and occupational workshops of training and career counseling, group psychotherapy, social skills, relapse prevention and the leisure and free time workshop. At the same time, an individualized psychological intervention of the users is carried out.
In order to continue with their work, the AEPA Foundation and the City of Dénia signed on Wednesday morning the annual collaboration agreement for the execution of the program of support for the treatment and psychosocial supervision of patients with addictive behavior problems in the Center of AEPA Dénia day and for the cooperation in the development and execution of programs and activities that are carried out from the service of the Community Prevention Unit in Addictive Behaviors (UPCCA) of the Department of Social Welfare during the 2018 exercise.
At the signing was attended by the Mayor of Dénia, Vicent Grimalt; The councilor of Social Welfare, Cristina Morera, and the president of the Foundation for the Analysis, Study and Prevention of Addictions (AEPA) of the Valencian Community, Francisco José Avendaño Corcolés.