Youth Substance Abuse Service Pysäkki is closed on Friday 15 December from 12:30 to 15:00.

Youth Substance Abuse Service Pysäkki

We provide support to young Helsinki residents aged 13-23, dealing with severe substance abuse issues and addiction - no appointment needed.
Päihdepalvelu Pysäkin sisäänkäynti.
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You're welcome at Pysäkki, no appointment needed, Mon-Fri 9.00-15.00. You can bring a support person. Our services are anonymous, and sobriety isn't required.

At Pysäkki, we'll assess your situation and treatment options, offering discussion help, guidance, and treatment assessments tailored to your preferences. We involve you and your support network in planning your treatment, providing various individual and group sessions, along with peer support. We can also refer you for detox or substitution treatment assessments.

Our team comprises registered nurses, social instructors, practical nurses, social workers, social therapists, and a doctor, all equipped to address mental health concerns. We collaborate closely with the Youth Station and other organisations.

We also support those concerned about a loved one's substance use, offering assistance to parents, guardians, relatives, and friends of young individuals.

Our services are confidential, voluntary, and interpreter services are available. Our services are free of charge.

In life-threatening situations like overdoses or alcohol poisoning, dial 112 or contact the Medical Helpline at 116 117 or seek immediate medical attention at an emergency department.

Contact information

Siilikuja 5 H, 00800 Helsinki

Valid for the time being:
- Mon-Fri 9.00-15.00
- Sat-Sun - Closed
Date period: Dec. 15, 2023 - 9.00-12.30

Finnish, Swedish
P.O. Box 6300, 00099 City of Helsinki


Siilikuja 5 H, 00800 Helsinki
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