Social Service Facilities of Macau
NameDetoxification and Maintenance Treatment Services – Ilha Verde Drug Treatment Centre
AddressRua Nova da Ilha Verde, Edifício Cheng I, Bloco 1, 1.º andar
Telephone2835 8844
Fax2871 5204
Date of Establishment10/2002
Person-in-ChargeAo Wang Tim
Entity of OwnershipSocial Welfare Bureau
Service TargetHelp-seekers on detoxification aged 29 or below and their family members
No of Staffnull
Opening HoursOutpatient Service for Young Drug Dependents: Monday to Friday, during normal working hours
DescriptionAfter 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 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.

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