IOGT is a global social movement for the promotion of a lifestyle free from alcohol and other drugs. IOGT means Life Set Free.
We promote the lifestyle of the 21st century and empower people to live a richer and freer, happier and healthier life. Overcoming addiction, recovery and rehabilitation from substance use problems and getting a second, third… chance in life is what our members care deeply about and work heart-driven to provide for people in their communities.
In our treatment, rehabilitation, recovery and social work we are
- Passionate about helping other people find pure joy of life, and we are
- Taking the lead with regard to promoting a lifestyle of dedication and participation in making our communities and societies better.
The lifestyle of the 21st century is about living free from alcohol and other drugs. But it doesn’t stop there. A rich and free lifestyle
is not only about the absence of harmful substances and behaviors. A richer and freer life is also about how to endow it with meaning – it’s about leading a self-determined, fulfilled, conscious and compassionate, and a healthy life.
We believe such a life – however it unfolds concretely – is possible for everyone. It’s possible for all children and youth, for all who never used alcohol or other drugs in their lives, and for all who need to overcome and recover from substance use problems and need a new chance to build the life they wish for.
Addiction is a disease that can be overcome and IOGT is there to be help, support, encourage and empower anyone who needs help, to overcome addiction and build the life they wish for.