Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - School of Psychology
Funded by the Ministry of Health and implemented in cooperation with the Greek Organization Against Drugs (OKANA)

Our goals

  • we provide psychosocial support for people with addiction problems (drugs, alcohol, prescribed drugs, behavioral addictions)
  • we provide psychosocial support for family and relatives of addicts
  • we provide job training for recovered members of the program to support their social integration
  • we educate addicts and their relatives in self-help/mutual aid principles and practices as well as in methodology of initiating a self-help group
  • we educate students and health professionals in critical approaches of the field of addictions as well as in self-help/mutual aid practices
  • we educate health professionals in new roles of support
  • we raise awareness among citizens and their communities of self-help/mutual aid philosophy
  • we utilize action research to implement self-help/mutual aid principles in addressing addiction
  • we develop drug use prevention programs through educational, cultural and community development interventions