Drug addiction


  • drug addictionSubstance abuse is often combined with health problems, social exclusion, discrimination, and homelessness.
    And the likelihood of irreversible physical harm becomes riskier with a longer the period of substance-abuse without treatment.
  • Quite the contrary of repression or forced total abstinence methods, risk reduction mechanisms have proved effective.


  • Provide a multidisciplinary approach in order to fight social exclusion from various angles (e.g. social, medical, professional).
  • To protect substance abusers to the most-possible extent, regardless of their willingness to give up drug-use in the short term.
  • To keep innovating : Groupe SOS founded the first toll-free substance abuse hotline in France in 1985, as well as rehabilitation centres exclusively for minors.


Frédéric Bailly
Board member
CEO International Action | Real Estate

Kevin Goldberg
Executive Director - GROUPE SOS International Action


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