Teens and Alcohol and Drug Use

Facilities are in place for to provide support and information for teenagers misusing alcohol or drugs...

By law, no alcohol may be served in public places to people below the age of 16.

Alcoholics Anonymous organises meetings throughout Portugal and provides information and support on alcohol-related problems.

  • General Service Office (in Portuguese)
    At: Praça D. Miguel I, nº. 3-C, Santo António dos Cavaleiros 2660-310
    Tel: 217 167 840
  • For help or support: email


Portugal's Drug and Drug Addiction Institute (Instituto da Droga e da Toxicodependência - IDT) carries out research into drug use and is responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation measures nationally.

  • Drug and Drug Addiction Institute (in Portuguese)
    At: Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 87, 1070-062 Lisboa, 
    Tel217 235 600

The number of users of drugs such as cannabis, heroin, crack and ecstasy has been increasing and there are special care units in Lisbon, Oporto, and Setúbal.

The SICAD - The Intervention Service in Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências) is the programme to fight drug addiction and dependency.