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“ARGO” Non Residential Therapeutic Community

  • Counseling Centre (Intensive Preparation Treatment)
  • Non Residential Recovery Unit (non residential therapeutic community)
  • Social  Re-integration Unit (rehabilitation)

Educational and Vocational Guidance Unit

Education plays a very important role, in order a member to obtain equal monuments. It offers also professional knowledge tailored to the professional market needs. Within the Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki with the initiatives of “ARGO” Alternative Therapeutic Program for Dependent Individuals runs an Alternative Transitional School that addresses to members who have interrupted their school studies in order to obtain a school certificate or to proceed to an upper educational level (e.g. University Studies).

Educational and Job Market Integration Sector

The main goal of this sector is to offer guidance and counseling on educational and professional issues, occupational orientation and preoccupation labor of the members.

Research Department

The Research Department is responsible for gathering data and for establishing archives. The data are collected and analyzed in order to outline the profile of addicted individuals that approach “ARGO” therapeutic program and to investigate which aspects of treatment satisfaction are best predictors of improved physical and mental health and achievement of becoming drug free. Training Department meets the need for further training and life-long education of “ARGO” stuff in cooperation with similar organizations and universities.

Vocational Unit (Carpentry and Cookery Workshops)

This vocational unit that includes the carpentry and the cookery workshops provides apprenticeship under real workplace conditions within a supportive framework. The instructors of the workshops have undergone a special training in order to work with addicted individuals.

Preventing and Confronting Lapse and Relapse Unit

A specific unit to prevent and to confront lapse and relapse problems of the members runs by 4 person of various specialties and address to members that need guidance and help in that specific topic.

Double Diagnosis Unit

The abrupt increment of addictive individuals suffering the same time from other psychiatric problems lead us to implement and organize a new unit confronting Dual Diagnosis Problems.

“ARGO’s” Guesthouse

“ARGO’s” guesthouse is an opportunity for:

  • members who live outside the city of Thessaloniki and encounter problems in finding their own accommodation
  • members who have to duel with a dysfunctional family that puts obstacles to their personal growth and recovery
  • members who have completed the program and encounter severe economic problems until they manage to find employment.