KETHEA - Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals

For the performance of reconstruction works at a building that will accommodate the Special Center for Direct Access of Addicted People. The Center’s goal is to attract substance users who are in need of immediate relief and provide them with temporary shelter, food, clothes, medical and dental care, and inform them about their legal rights and of opportunities for counseling and drug rehabilitation, referring them to KETHEA’s other services. The building is located in downtown Athens and has been classified as a monument of contemporary cultural heritage.

KETHEA was founded in 1983 and is a legal entity of private law, supervised by the Ministry of Health & Social Solidarity. KETHEA is mainly active in therapy, offering its services to more than 3,000 addicts and their family members annually, using a nation-wide network of 90 units located in Athens and across the country. All programs are offered free of charge and include counseling, immediate intervention programs, therapy, education and vocational training, social integration and employment. KETHEA is also active in the fields of primary prevention, education and research. Furthermore, it has attained special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is one of the principal organizations to implement the National Action Plan on Drugs.