Fesat European Foundation of Drug Helpines
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Vanderlindenstraat 15
1030 Brussels, Belgium

What is

  • is a network which currently joins together about 50 European drug helpline services
  • has a charter setting out the ethical principles to which all members of the Foundation adhere
  • has representatives from the Member States of the European Union on its Board ,who are experts in drug helpline work

New member from Cyprus

FESAT is happy to welcome a new member

The helpline was established in 1997 and since its set up has a dual role. It addresses to anyone wishing to provide information concerning drug-related crimes, with strict confidentiality and at the same time, it provides preliminary assistance in the form of initial guidance, via the helpline to persons seeking treatment for drug addiction.

The objective of the 24 hour Drug Information and Assistance Helpline "1498" is to provide a confidential service which offers information, support, guidance and referral to therapeutic centers, for all those concerned with any aspect of illicit substance use or misuse. In some cases, callers ask for a personal meeting, so they have the opportunity for an individual counseling support and motivational enhancement.

This is considered to be the biggest achievement of the telephone line "1498",since people feel safe to have an officer, in order to get help, feeling that the session intake session with a Police-Social Intervention is in a context of high confidentiality. 



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