One of the main objectives of the Public Foundation of Hope is to develop and improve rehabilitation programmes for alcohol, narcotics and pill addicts. Approximately 10,000 women and 50,000 men in Estonia suffer from excessive alcohol consumption (information: TAI). Nearly all of us know someone who is battling this problem. Be it a father, mother, brother, uncle, neighbour, the boy next door… We see these people’s problems but cannot help them.The number of injecting drug users in Estonia also exceeds the European average.
No one is born an addict, and addicts and their loved ones do not have to face this problem alone: there is always a way out.We are surrounded by people who have received help and are living fulfilling lives once again.
In Estonia, many Christian organizations offer support and assistance to addicts. They operate on the streets to provide help the homeless and people in need, also avaliable support from non-residental programs. Beside that, residental Christian rehabilitation centers offer a totally of more than 350 beds across the country, available to both Estonian – and Russian-speaking men and women. These centers are home for people who are on the road of recovery where staff walk with them together on difficult path. They help adult men and women readjust and live without chemical substances.
Through these organisations more than 700 people who were previously held hostage by alcohol and drugs have been re-socialized.
There are other ways of getting help besides the aforementioned options.