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Substance abuse services of the Youth Station

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

We welcome you to the Youth Station if you want help with a substance abuse issue, excessive gaming or some other addiction. It is not necessary for you to know in advance what kind of help would best suit your situation. We will listen to you and tailor our help to fit your needs.

Our services include different kinds of individual and group meetings and peer support. We operate in confidentiality and your participation is voluntary.

At the Youth Station, we also offer support if you are worried about the substance abuse of someone you care about or if your family is going through a tough time.

We can arrange for an interpreter for the appointments. Our services are free of charge.

A young person’s parents and other nearest friends and family members can also contact the Youth Station.

If you need urgent help, please contact the health station or the Emergency Services.

To whom and on what terms

Suitable customers are 13 to 23-year-old Helsinki residents, who have problems with substance abuse or mood disorders, and their families. Support is also offered for online and gambling addictions. We aim to organise the necessary support for the close relatives. A multidisciplinary social services and health care workgroup operates in the units. The customer relationship with the Youth Station is voluntary.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 26/5/2022