Addiction therapy facility; application for recognition.

Under certain conditions, offenders addicted to narcotics can be treated in recognized addiction therapy facilities in lieu of imprisonment ("therapy instead of punishment") with the aim of overcoming the addiction disease.



A facility is eligible for recognition as an addiction therapy facility within the meaning of §§ 35, 36 BtMG under the following conditions:

  • The addiction therapy treatment is carried out according to a scientifically recognized concept.
  • The treatment and care is provided by qualified personnel in sufficient numbers.
  • The premises are suitable for the implementation of the therapy concept and are equipped accordingly.
  • Reliability of the head of the facility.
  • Cooperation of the facility with the enforcement authorities in accordance with Section 35 (4) BtMG is guaranteed.

Required documents

  • Addiction therapy treatment concept

    Type of facility (inpatient, day-care or outpatient), therapeutic content, goal and duration of treatment

  • Job key

    Specialised personnel (doctors, psychologists, social workers or social pedagogues) with sufficient qualifications in sufficient numbers

  • Certificate of good conduct of the head and written declaration of cooperation with the enforcement authorities pursuant to Section 35 (4) BtMG


  • Taking into account the administrative effort and time incurred and the importance of the matter, an administrative fee shall be charged to the applicant (Art. 6 Kostengesetz - KG).


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