Ratgeber Addiction

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.

Habit or addiction?

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.

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Help, advice, treatment

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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