General information

Development of an addiction

Depending on the drug, there may also be a potential for dependence on prescribed medication. Depending on the type and duration of use, there is a risk of habituation and even dependency, which is often accompanied by further damage to health as a result of taking the medication. If this development occurs in the context of prescribed medication, speak directly and openly with your doctor about it.

Health consequences

The misuse or addictive use of medication without a doctor's prescription carries a much higher risk of addiction and can also have serious health consequences if the wrong dosage is taken.


Help and support

Please contact your doctor or an addiction counseling center even if you have already started using the drug.



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Addiction counseling is generally free of charge and can also be anonymous if you wish. The counselor will discuss your concerns with you and listen to your problems and worries. You will then decide together what further steps to take. Counseling sessions, whether in person, by email or via chat, always remain confidential.

You can register at the selected advice center under "Login". If you book an appointment or send an email inquiry, you can also register there. Of course, this login is also anonymous if you wish, as you only need to create a user name and password to register.

The addiction counseling centers can be reached by telephone during business hours.

If you need help outside these hours, please contact the nationwide Addiction & Drugs Hotline (phone: 01806 313031).

If you have difficulties, try reloading the page. If you still have problems, it is best to contact the advice center by e-mail or telephone so that an appointment can still take place.

In principle, counseling is open to everyone. Regardless of whether you are affected or a relative.