Addiction has nothing to do with a lack of discipline. It’s a serious – but treatable – illness. There are factors that predispose someone to addiction. The more pronounced these are, the greater the risk of addiction. Details of how to fight addiction are in this issue of Ratgeber.
For Frank Lucas Ulrich, alcohol addiction shifted to a need to buy things. He and two others affected by addiction tell us about the peaks and troughs they experience.
The topic of drugs and addiction is rife with myths. Learn about whether nasal sprays are actually addictive and if cannabis really is a gateway drug.
Did you know that pets can also make us more resilient? Learn how to prevent addiction and why our mental strength and resilience is a key factor.
Having two glasses of wine a day? Is it an addiction to the internet, where every free minute is spent gaming or on social media? Is a friend addicted to exercise? What are the risks of party drugs? Experts give us the answers.
The Ratgeber magazine is published twice a year on a specific topic. Each issue centres around background knowledge, tips and inspiration. The articles are straightforward and feature attractive illustrations. All the content is created in collaboration with specialists and experts.
Please note: Ratgeber is not available in English, but in German, French and Italian.
Addiction is curable and is not a life sentence. The treatment depends entirely on the situation: how the person is, what their addiction is and how severe the impact is. Sometimes, a self-help group or outpatient therapy is enough. In other cases, inpatient detoxing is the best way forward.
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