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Drug and addiction counselling

Addiction is primarily a disease and requires treatment just like any other disease. Almost every city has counselling centres for people with addiction problems. There are trained and experienced consultants, psychologists, social workers, doctors. Offers are aimed, among other things, at people with alcohol and drug problems, as well as drug addicts and gambling addicts. Directly affected persons, relatives and especially parents can contact these bodies.

The counselling centres work free of charge. The confidential information will not be passed on to the police during the consultation. On request, all conversations are anonymous. Like doctors, addiction counsellors are obliged to remain silent - even when it comes to illegal drugs.

For many problems of health care and the management of disease-related, disease-causing and stressful life situations, one can benefit as a person affected or as a relative from a self-help group. The counselling centres pass on the affected persons to the respective self-help group.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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