Free from Drugs Association

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Mariankatu 13 A1
FIN 00170 Helsinki
Country: Finland
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.irtihuumeista.fi/
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • Research
Short description:
Organisation was established in 1984. Free from Drugs is the oldest non-governmental organisation to provide support and information services for people with drug and substance abuse in Finland.The contribution of the organisation is largely based on voluntary work. We have about 200 volunteers, however, also employ 14 professional staff. We are operating in 18 local branches nationwide in Finland. The organisation works independently and without religious base.Free from Drugs organisation exists to give drug addicts and substance abusers as well as to their families the opportunity to access information and support. Our services are adaptable to individual needs.Our aim is also to influence Government policy on drugs and substance abuse, particularly treatment and rehabilitation.


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