Skip to main content

The Self-Help Promotion Programme of Thessaloniki participates, on Sunday, February 4, in the event of the National Theatre of Northern Greece entitled Colourful Sunday: “(De)/Addiction”.

You can find the detailed program of the event by clicking here.

The participation of the Self-Help Promotion Program will include:


“Myths and truths about the causes and ways of dealing with addiction problems”


Sotiris Lainas and Stelios Giusepas discuss the social and cultural dimensions of addiction problems, the myths that are reproduced around these issues and the prevention and treatment of the phenomenon.

Speakers: Sotiris Lainas (Psychologist, MSc, PhD, and Stelios Giousepas (Clinical Psychologist, Scientific Manager of the Alternative Treatment Program for Addicts Argo).

Presentation of programs – discussion

“Presentation of treatment and social reintegration agencies for addicts”


Presentation of the Self-Help Promotion Program of Thessaloniki: Presenter: Ersi Roumelioti, (Responsible for the Self-Help Promotion Program of Thessaloniki)

Presentation of community and reintegration actions of the Self-Help Promotion Program:
Rapporteurs: Anastasia Hamalidou, (Reintegration Manager of the Self-Help Promotion Programme of Thessaloniki), Nikiforos Logaras (Member of the Self-Help Promotion Programme of Thessaloniki).

“Meet and play with the “Toys of the World””


The games are coordinated by Eva Filippou (psychologist, member of the Self-Help Promotion Programme)

Experiential Workshop for parents of children and adolescents

“The relationship of children and adolescents with the internet and the role of the family in prevention”


Presenters: Marianna Zachou & Ismeni Karampilia (Psychologists, members of the Self-Help Promotion Program of Thessaloniki)

There will be information stands with the products and publications of the two actions*, as well as further information from members about each group.

Vardari neighbourhood group*

“The Crazy Pomegranate” Joint integration project.

*The Self-Help Promotion Program” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki operates with the funding of the Ministry of Health and the cooperation of the O.KA.NA. and supports people with drug, alcohol and/or gambling addiction problems

Self-Help Promotion Program

The Self-Help Promotion Program bases its mode of operation on contemporary critical approaches to the science of Psychology and other social sciences, as well as the field of addictions. Based on these approaches, the program emphasises the social, political and cultural dimensions of the causes of the problem of addiction and other psychosocial problems. At the same time, people and their needs are placed at the centre of the interventions implemented, with their emancipation and the recovery of their dignity as the main priorities. The central pillars of the interventions carried out by the program are the concept of self-help/mutual aid and the protagonist role of those directly concerned.