13.08.2014 | Announcements - old en

A lifeline for addicts at a time of crisis

By Alexandra Giannidi

Six years into a deep recession that has seen Greece slash its healthcare budget and society come under great pressure, those working at KETHEA, one of the country’s biggest drug therapy networks, are being forced to deal with the fallout.

The devastating mix of cuts in state funding and a severe deterioration in the living standards of addicts has left them with plenty of work to do.

“KETHEA’s work has increased during the crisis. The organization’s responsibilities are bigger,” says KETHEA director Vassilis Gitakos.

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