Addiction counseling for existing or impending addiction problems; utilization

People at risk of addiction or suffering from addiction and their relatives can obtain information on the subject of addiction as well as advice, support and help from psychosocial addiction counseling centers, the public health department and general practitioners and specialists.



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If you want to find out more about the various addictive substances and their patterns of abuse, contact the German Centre for Addiction Issues (see "Further links") or the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (ZPG) at the State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL).




  • Counseling (analog on-site or digital) by psychosocial addiction counseling centers or health authorities is free of charge. In the case of medical counseling (by general practitioners or specialists), the costs are usually covered by the health insurance companies.


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