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(+372) 56 011 990

Location

Punane 18, Tallinn

Addiction counseling

What is harm reduction?

The aim of harm reduction is to reduce the harm and costs of drug use to the user, their loved ones and society The harm-reduction service includes a range of social support services, such as counselling and referral to professionals, the spread of comprehensive information, as well as supplying means for safer injecting and sexual activity. The service is free of charge for drug users and their loved ones. From January 2022, in cooperation with the National Institute for Health Development, we offer outpatient nursing care at the Harm Reduction Centre (Lastekodu 6, Tallinn), which has now been joined by another centre at Plasti 23, Tallinn. Online consultation is a great option in respect of virus outbreaks and other unexpected life events, including personal choice: Mon-Fri 10.00-20.00. Consultation is carried out via online chat, Microsoft Teams or telephone. Attend a consultation and get the information you need safely and anonymously.

Substitution treatment for opioid addiction

A new opioid substitution treatment clinic has just opened at Punane 18, Tallinn. The aim of substitution treatment is to help people reduce their dependence on opioids (fentanyl, heroin, morphine, opium, etc.) and to give users a better chance of finding their place in society. For treatment, we use methadone, currently the most common drug in Estonia, combined with psychological and social counselling. Treatment does not require a prior referral to a family doctor or other medical practitioner and is free of charge for all clients, including those without health insurance. In order to start the substitution treatment, the client must be sober, bring identification (ID-card, driving licence, passport) and be prepared to stay up to one hour for the initial appointment. At the appointment, an initial assessment is carried out, the necessary tests are taken and treatment is prescribed. To avoid long waiting time, we recommend that you let us know in advance: by calling +372 56 011 990 or contacting . A loved one can also contact us for advice and support on how to encourage the user to seek treatment. We offer the service in cooperation with the Institute for Health Development.
Experience advisor

Aleksandra Iru

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