Unit for Substance Abuse Prevention

Preventive work against substance abuse.

Unit for substance abuse prevention

The unit for substance abuse prevention provides special services in substance abuse prevention. The unit works as a part of the centralised services for substance abusers to promote the well-being of Vantaa residents in co-operation with the residents, organisations and the city's personnel.

The unit for substance abuse prevention is responsible for:

  • supporting the work of the basic services in the prevention of substance use
  • producing and developing services and material for the general public and more focused groups
  • providing information concerning the substance abuse situation and services to the centralised services for substance abusers and other actors.

The unit provides people employed by the city of Vantaa and other partners with:

  • support
  • information about the substance abuse situation and services
  • information about addictions
  • information about the methods of preventive work against substance abuse
  • training and consulting services
  • public awareness material

The unit offers Vantaa residents:

  • information about substances and their health hazards
  • support, training and guidance for controlling substance abuse
  • materials for addressing substance-related questions

Within the unit for substance abuse prevention, services are offered

  • in groups fighting against substance abuse
  • at the Training Centre for Substance Issues
  • at the Stop Smoking Clinic.