Drug and addiction problems in agriculture, prevention, and treatment

There is currently little knowledge about the extent of drug and addiction problems in agriculture, as well as about the effect of treatment measures among farmers.

Foto: Ruralis
Foto: Ruralis

At the same time, it has been revealed that male farmers are less likely to apply for health and medical help for anxiety, alcohol challenges and drug use than men who are not farmers. It is assumed that there is a greater need to adapt the services to those who work in agriculture than is done today. In this project, we will develop relevant working methods and approaches adapted to agriculture, both within the public service apparatus and among voluntarily organizations. The project’s goal is to increase competence in how the voluntary sector in collaboration with municipalities and specialist health services can, in the best possible way, provide adequate help to farmers who have drug or addiction problems, or who are at risk of developing this. Furthermore, farmers and employees in agriculture will be given tools to deal with problematic use, and they will know where they can seek help and treatment.

Project details

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Project period

01/07/2021 - 30/06/2024

Collaboration partners

Blå Kors, Akan, Norsk Landbruksrådgivning, Bondelaget, Nasjonalt fagkompetansesenter for landbrukshelse


Dam-stiftelsen / Blå Kors


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