Addiction is one of those “diseases” that lead to social rejection and exclusion. It is a chronic illness. Addicts cannot be cured, they are rehabilitated, but in order to achieve this rehabilitation it is of great importance to have the most personalised treatment possible. Proyecto Joven is an initiative of the association Proyecto Hombre focused on the rehabilitation and social and labour reintegration of young people and teenagers who suffer from some kind of addiction, with or without substances, as instance the problematic use of technology.
In the GET ACTIVE project students from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have worked as mentors and trainers contributing the rehabilitation of a group of young people from Proyecto Joven for two terms in the academic year 2021-2022