Use of substances and death conditions in Greek population

Eleftheria Kokkini (1), Charalampos Poulopoulos (2), Chara Spiliopoulou (3) (1) PhD Candidate, Department of Social Administration and Political Science, Democritus University of Thrace (2) Professor of social work, department of social Administration and Political science, Democritus University of Thrace, e-mail: (3) Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Medical School of the University […]

The role of dynamic inter-family characteristics in drug addiction

KALIA NIKOLAOU1, MARIA SMIRNAKI2 Psychologist, MSc “Criminal Law & Addictions”, Postal Address: Makariou C 12, Ipsonas, Limassol, Cyprus, Post Code: 4187, Tel: 6948170448, +357 99762649. Email: Psychologist, Doctor of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete, Head of Open Support Structure of KETHEA ARIADNI Postal Address: 12, Apolodorou Street, Agios Ioannis […]

Life sentence in rehabilitation: a study of biographies of incarcerated drug users participating in a therapeutic community in prison

CHRISTINA KELESENLI SOCIOLOGIST, MSc, THERAPEUTIC STAFF IN KETHEA PROMITHEAS, PERAN 53, AMPELOKΙPOI, 56123 THESALONIKI, Contact details: email:   Abstract Aim: The aim of this thesis is to study the course of life of the members of a KETHEA prison Therapeutic Community programme who have been convicted with life sentence and to highlight the legal […]

An Alternative Approach in Drug Addiction Counseling: Adventure Therapy, a pilot Study

Fotis Panagiotounis1 & Yannis Theodorakis2 1KETHEA Education Department, PhD cand. University of Thessaly, Greece, Contact details: 2Yannis Theodorakis, Professor of Sport Psychology, University of Thessaly, Greece   Abstract The purpose of this study is to broaden the perspective of addiction counseling by proposing an alternative therapeutic approach, the Adventure Therapy Methodology. Adventure Therapy (AT) […]

The impact of early maladaptive schemas and temperament in internet addiction in young adults

VASILIKI MARIA ROUSSOU1, DIANA CHARILA2 1Psychologist, PhD candidate University of Athens, MSc Addiction/Addictology, email: 2Dr. of Clinical Psychologist, Laboratory Teaching Staff member, Dept. of Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, email: Abstract Over the past years Internet Addiction has been established as a definition that explains a clinical disorder often required to […]

School failure, school abandonment and use of substances. The teachers’ perspective

Despoina Chatzipapa1,*, & Dr. Panagiotis Koutrouvidis2 1.Social Worker, MSc in Law, – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2.Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of Adult, – Hellenic Open University *Contact details: Email tel 0030 6980 988 246   ABSTRACT This project constitutes a qualitative research assessing school failure and abandonment caused by the use of illegal psychotropic drugs. […]

Elementary School Students Aggressive or/and Delinquent Behavior: Teachers Perceptions about Their Etiology and Management

Maria Smyrnaki1 & Elias Kourkoutas2 1PhD in Department of Primary Education, University of Crete, Psychologist, Head of Out-Patient Unit in Therapeutic Program KETHEA Ariadne, Apollodorou 12, Heraklion, 71409, Crete, Greece, tel: +302811102525, +302810319505, E-mail:, 2Professor of Psychology, Chairman of the Interfaculty Post Graduate Program in Special Education, Department of Primary Education, University of […]

Empowering substance use disorders treatment through physical exercise. An overview of studies

Mary hassandra1, Fotis Panagiotounis2, Yiannis Theodorakis3 Assistant Professor of Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece. Email: Department of Education, Therapy Centre for Depended Individuals (KETHEA), Greece, Email: Professor of Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece, Email: DOI:   Abstract Several types […]

Representations of addiction among substance users and health professionals

Iordanis Pertetsoglou1 & George Koulierakis2 Psychologist, MSc, Head of the Special Center for Direct Access, KETHEA-EXELIXIS. Contact details: 28 Koumoundourou str, 10677 Athens-Greece. tel: 2105062307, 6993031681, Εmail: & Health Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attica. Email: DOI:   Abstract The main objective […]

Drug addicts tattooing during imprisonment

Marilena Chatzaki[1], Charalampos Poulopoulos[2] [1] MSc, Social Worker at KETHEA, e–mail: This paper is part of the master thesis within the master program “Criminal Law and Addictions” [2] Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work, Democritus University of Thrace, e–mail: DOI:   Abstract The aim of the study is to understand […]