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Our organisation

EHYT strives to be an effective lobbying and campaigning body but, above all, we want to be an active and engaged presence in society and make ourselves available for people across all areas of life. EHYT also coordinates joint activities for a number of other organisations in the substance abuse sector.

EHYT has approximately 60 employee, with an annual budget of some EUR 5 million. In addition to staff at our central offices, we have 12 regional staff members working across Finland.

At EHYT, we do not provide direct care or treatment for people suffering from substance abuse but focus instead on preventing the harm caused by alcohol, drugs, tobacco and gambling. We carry out our work on a one-to-one basis, through school visits, parents’ evenings, substance-free social spaces and social media; in communities, including schools, workplaces, municipalities and student organisations, as well as nationally, through our lobbying activities. Common job titles at EHYT include “trainer”, “special advisor” and “online educator”. EHYT receives financial support from Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY).

 

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