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.


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

  • Drug and Drug Addiction Institute (in Portuguese)
    At: Praça de Alvalade, nº. 7, 5º to 13º, 1700-036 Lisboa
    Tel: 211 119 100
  • For information from the Government Addiction Clinic Group, Tel: 808 200 480

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 Life Project (Projecto Vida) is the national programme to fight drug addiction. It runs the Life Line SOS Drug (Linha Vida) telephone and email support service, which is free of charge and confidential and gives information and advice about addiction problems.