Addiction

Addiction comes in many forms. It is usually a gradual process with devastating effects. The physical and social consequences are enormous, for the individuals directly concerned and their families. It is therefore all the more important to take action at the first signs of addiction. There is specific information and support for all the various forms of addiction:

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Alcohol

From stimulants to the highly dangerous drug – alcohol. Alcohol addiction is a mental illness. It has severe physical, psychological and social effects that impact all areas of life. Loss of control and withdrawal symptoms are characteristic of addiction.

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What should I know about alcohol?

Alcohol can be a source of enjoyment. However, it can also be a drug or a source of addiction, with negative consequences for your health and the people around you.

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Alcohol – less is better!

A video about alcohol consumption is available in English, German, French, Polish, Russian, Arabic and Farsi, all with subtitles. It provides a variety of target groups with useful information about this topic in their mother tongues and in easy to underst…

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 Alkoholabhängigkeit: Auch Nahestehende sind betroffen

Informationen und Ratschläge für Familienangehörige und Nahestehende von Menschen mit Alkoholproblemen. Alkoholabhängigkeit ist eine Krankheit, die auch das soziale Umfeld betrifft. Was können Angehörige und Nahestehende tun? Wo gibt es Hilfe und Unterstüt…

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Drugs

There are many sources of information and support for teenagers and young adults. Besides legal substances such as alcohol and tobacco, information is also available on illegal substances such as cannabis and synthetic drugs

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Gambling problems? What can I do?

Gambling can become an addiction, just like the consumption of tobacco or alcohol. Gamblers often don’t recognize they are becoming addicted until it’s too late. So it’s important to break the vicious circle as early as possible and change the outcome. Oft…

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Smoking

Smoking is still one of the most important topics in health promotion and disease prevention, as it contributes to many types of lung and heart diseases. Preventing nicotine addiction is particularly important among teenagers.

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Stop Smoking Campaign & COVID 19

Die vorläufigen Einschränkungen sind für viele Raucherinnen und Raucher eine Herausforderung. Hier finden Sie Tipps und Tricks, wie Sie in Ihren vier Wänden diese schwierige Zeit erfolgreich meistern. Die aktuelle Situation, in der wir auf viele Gewohnhei…

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Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis

Die Einleitung beschreibt, wie allgemein mit Jugendlichen und Sucht umgegangen werden soll. In drei Kapiteln werden die Themen Tabak, Cannabis und Alkohol behandelt. Zu jedem Thema werden Fakten, die Wirkung des betreffenden Suchtmittels, die Gründe für de…

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Adolescents and Tobacco

Tobacco causes addiction very quickly. Tobacco damages the health regardless of how it is taken: cigarettes, chewing, snuff etc. Parents are role models and that is also the case when it comes to smoking.

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Medication

When prescribed by a doctor, it is necessary and even important to take medicines. However, they can be harmful if not taken correctly. It is important to know that some medicines are addictive or can cause adverse side-effects. There are also things for children and older people to consider.

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Sleeping Pills and Sedatives: The Risks

Every tenth person in Switzerland regularly takes medicine which can become addictive. According to conservative estimates, 60000 people are already addicted, and a further 170000 in serious danger of becoming addicted, to such medicines, mainly sleeping p…

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Gambling addiction

Gambling is one of the non-substance addictions. It develops insidiously and has serious social and financial consequences, so timely education and prevention are all the more important. ms. Gambling is one of the non-substance addictions. It can manifest itself insidiously and can have serious (financial) consequences. This makes information and preventative measures all the more important.

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Storys from everyday digital life

The national prevention campaign to highlight the dangers posed by everyday digital life is being expanded to include twelve new comic strip stories. Through its adventures, the fictional Webster family makes the population aware of how information and com…

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Publications for professionals

Awareness about gambling addiction - this set of cards is designed for discussion groups involving women and men with a migration background. What does gambling addiction mean? What are the signs of a gambling problem and how can you raise the issue with a…

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Gambling problems? What can I do?

Gambling can become an addiction, just like the consumption of tobacco or alcohol. Gamblers often don’t recognize they are becoming addicted until it’s too late. So it’s important to break the vicious circle as early as possible and change the outcome. Oft…

8 languages