Understanding addiction

We understand addiction primarily with regard to the psychological, social and biological functions and effects of addictive behaviour in the lives of those affected. The maintenance of addicted communication structures and patterns in shaping life is partly independent from the drug itself and requires special attention when we want to support people with addiction problems in their recovery.

Reaching young people in particular with the help turns out to be successful if the indication is not specific to an addictive, but rather geared to the function of addicted use of substance or behavior. Many people do not attribute their self-experience to the indication of substance-related addiction when they "have a night on the tiles" or "always don't get out of bed because of one joint too many". On the other hand, young people are seeking help who regard themselves as addicted without already having an addictive disorder.

Whether at risk of addiction or addicted, whether because of addictives or a behavioural addiction - we intend to do justice to each and everyone with our help. And when we reach our limits, we make sure that people end up with the appropriate help.