Maryna Reshetnyak

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Maryna lives in Odessa, Ukraine. Her primary area of interests is Public health, human rights and the economy.

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21 July 2011

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Ukraine: Advice for Friends and Families of Addicts

The Rising Voices grantee the Drop-In Center has been providing an online newsletter for clients and their families, and the latest issue provides special words of advice for friends and families on what to do when a loved one becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol.

6 July 2011

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Ukraine: Tackling the Issue of Hepatitis C

Igor Kuzmenko, an activist with the Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates in Ukraine, recently blogged about a workshop held in Estonia, where he learned about the issue of Hepatitis C in the country, and suggests the steps the people living with drug addiction could undertake to fight the virus.

29 June 2011

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Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Share their International Experience

Activists of the Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates of Ukraine use the web-site of the Association to share the stories about the international conferences they attended and to tell their counterparts about the new experience and new knowledge they acquired on various international meetings.

17 June 2011

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Ukraine: Harm Reduction Association Defends the Rights of People Living with Drug Addiction

Ukrainian activist of harm reduction programs discuss on the web the issues which are vital for people living with a drug addiction. One of these issues is the necessity for special opiate painkillers when a drug addict is taken to a hospital.

1 June 2011

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Ukraine: Teaching Blogging to Harm Reduction Groups

In an email interview, Anastasia Bezverkha talks about her experience teaching advocacy skills with harm reduction groups part of the All-Ukrainian Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates (ASTAU), and how teaching the use of citizen media tools can benefit these groups in telling their stories.

16 May 2011

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Ukraine: Blogging to Find New Self-Identification

The process of returning to normal life from a life of an injection drug user requires not only changes in a lifestyle, but also changes on a psychological level. Blogging could be one of the tools in helping to one to look inward and to discuss the concerns with like-minded people, as bloggers from the Association of the Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine demonstrate.

27 April 2011

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Ukraine: Blogging about Dreams

Following the training on the use of citizen media, Activists of the Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine believe that blogging can be an important tool in advocating the rights of the patients, and also as an outlet to write about their personal hopes and dreams.

17 April 2011

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Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Improve Storytelling Skills

In March 2011, patients of substitution therapy programs took part in a training event ‘We are Media’ in the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk. The citizen media training taught the patients how to use blogs and digital storytelling to share their experiences with harm reduction programs.

6 April 2011

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Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Discuss Association's Progress

The website of the Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates of Ukraine recently has published an article where an activist Yekaterina Slavskaya analyses the current state of affairs and the future of the Association.

21 March 2011

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Ukraine: Personal Story of a Methadone Therapy Patient

Journalist and blogger Larysa Goreslavets tells the story of Olga, a patient at a substitution therapy program in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchug and how she managed to turn her life around. Goreslavets has been updating these stories on the blog Zapitay.