In Cyprus, there are Helplines that provide information, guidance and/or counselling on addictive substances matters. They also make it possible for the individual or family to be referred to structures and programs that can ask for specialized assistance.
Helplines providing the following services:
Cyprus National Addictions Authority Information and Help Line: 1402
More specifically, the helpline handles a wide range of issues related to dependence on licit and / or illicit addictive substances, which can be summarized as follows:
Information on substances
Treatment programs operating in Cyprus
Harm reduction measures provided in Cyprus
Crisis management related to substance use
Information on other related topics, such as legislation on drug screening tests, the Cyprus Treatment of Accused Drug Users or Addicts Act, the protocol for the referral of the youth under arrest, the prevention programs, the cannabis issue and the economic assistance plan in terms of social reintegration.
The STOHOS Program officers operate this helpline. The Helpline working hours are: Monday-Friday: 8:00–22:00 and Weekends 15:00-22:00
Helpline Number: 1422
Consulting Centre for Teenagers and Families “PERSEAS” Helpline Number: 1456
Youth Board of Cyprus Helpline Number: 1410
Drugs Law Enforcement Unit, Cyprus Police Helpline Number: 1498