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  • Promote education activities to school, family and community regarding the prevention of drug abuse, providing information and consultation service;
  • Provide drug treatment services to drug dependents, as well as information and support service to their family members and friends;
  • Provide technical support and resources assistance to non-governmental organizations (IPSS) and social service facilities that render drug treatment services to drug dependents (including residential care and outreaching service).
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Treatment and Social Rehabilitation Service for Drug Dependence


Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Division

Detoxification Treatment and Rehabilitation Services

Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Division

Address:  Rua Nova da Ilha Verde, Edifício Cheng I, Bloco 1, 1.º andar
Telephone:  2871 4086
Fax:  2871 5204


Hotline for detoxification treatment services: 2835 8844

Enquiry on detoxification and maintenance treatment: Macao Anti-drugs Website
Service Location:
Detoxification and MaintenanceTreatment Services
— Detoxification and Maintenance Treatment Services for Adults

* Areia Preta Drug Treatment Centre (Methadone)
Address: Rua Central da Areia Preta, n.os 599-671, Macau
* Drug Treatment Centre (Methadone), Carmo, Taipa
Address: Estrada Coronel Nicolau de Mesquita, Edifício do Lago, Bloco 1, 1.º andar, Taipa, Macau
— Detoxification Treatment Service for Youth
* Ilha Verde Youth Counselling Centre
Address: Rua do Asilo, Centro de Sinistrados da Ilha Verde, r/c, Macau
Target Group:

Drug dependents or their family members who request voluntary drug abuse / detoxification treament and rehabilitation services.
Obs.: Personal data of help seekers are absolutely confidential.

Types of Services
√   Outpatient detoxfiication
     treatment (youth and adults)
√   Psychological counselling
     and family services
√   Methadone treatment √   Counselling and follow-up
     on infectious diseases
√   Medical and nursing services
     for detoxification
√   Education on health and hygiene
√   Urine drug test √   Follow-up on social reintegration

After the merge of the Office for the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Welfare Bureau (SWB) in June 1999, and in order to improve Macao drug treatment services, in August 2001, SWB initiated construction plan of Drug Treatment Complex Centre, which started to operate in October 2002, providing a variety of services, including outpatient detoxification treatment service, methadone treatment and maintenance service, treatment and consultation service for drug dependents, counselling service for young drug dependents, activities and support service, counselling and follow-up on infectious diseases, drug urine test and follow-up on social reintegration. In order to cope with the development of Macao medical services, in December 2015, Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Division moved to Ilha Verde Centre for Victims of Disaster, 10th Floor. The above-mentioned services of Drug Treatment Complex Centre are provided in various locations. Detoxification and maintenance treatment services are provided in Drug Treatment Centre (Methadone), Carmo, Taipa and Conde de São Januário Hospital, whereas detoxification treatment service for youth are provided in Ilha Verde Youth Counselling Centre

After the reorganization of the relevant services, services provided to the public include:

  1. Outpatient Detoxfiication Treatment Service
    help-seekers on detoxification are provided with outpatient health care at community level, medical examination, individual psychological counselling, family counselling, social support and referral services.

    Opening hours of outpatient service: Mondy to Friday, during normal office hours

  2. Methadone Treatment and Maintenance Service
    Methadone maintenance treatment programme is provided to individuals addicted to heroin for a long time. The programme consists of medical consultation; nursing care provided by nurses, methadone distribution, treatment monitoring and assessment, and appropriate and necessary regular medical check-up. In addition, it also includes psychological counselling provided by social workers, activities in small groups, referral services, etc.

    Opening hours of methadone treatment and maintenance service: Monday to Sunday, 08:00-20:00.
    (The service of medicine distribution is maintained during weekend, Sunday, public holidays and in times of typhoon.)

  3. Outpatient Service for Young Drug Dependents
    Due to the fact that the problem of young drug dependents is of social concern, Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Division renders integrated treatment service provided by inter-disciplinary team, consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers, etc.
    It aims to provide diverse treatment services to individuals aged 29 or below addicted to new types of drugs: outpatient medical care of detoxification at community level, hygiene education, physical assessment and health examinations, individual psychological counselling, counselling for families of drug dependents, social support, referral services, etc.

    Opening hours of outpatient service for young drug dependents: Monday to Friday, during normal working hours.

  4. Counselling and Follow-up on Infectious Diseases of Drug Dependents
    Provide intensive counselling, treatment referral and follow-up of cases on infectious diseases, as well as the arrangement of medical examination and counselling on hygiene education, etc.
  5. Urine Test and Laboratory Analysis
    In order to cope with medical diagnosis, urine tests of the cases will be conducted for commencing appropriate drug treatment plans. Simultaneously, urine test and laboratory analysis will be carried out for cases of sentence suspension, conditioned by drug treatment.

Appointment with social workers can be arranged in person or by telephone during normal office hours. All data will be kept confidential. No fee is required.

Normal office hours: Monday to Thursday  09:00 – 13:00, 14:30 – 17:45
  Friday  09:00 – 13:00, 14:30 – 17:30

Time for Approval

Enquiry in person or by telephone: Immediate response
New cases: Interview conducted by social worker will be arranged on the day of application submission. The treatment programme will start within 3 working days. (Performace Pledge)

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