European Alcohol Policy Conference Programme
Thursday 17 June 2004 - Workshop 1
Bridging the gap between different levels of supplying help for addicted people - the German/Swiss approach

Objective of the session:  Different levels of intervention for addicted people will be presented. Discussion will highlight the different ways of organizing the helping system in the countries of the participants, discussing advantages and disadvantages and facilitating an exchange about specific national experiences.

Subject (Links to /papers/presentations)


The German system of rehabilitation of alcohol addiction: A successful way of treatment or late and expensive intervention?
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Joachim Koehler
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, MPH
Federal Institute for Salaried Employees
(Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte, BfA)
Department of Basic Principles in Medicine,
Berlin, Germany

Bridging the gap between outpatient alcohol counselling services and the general practitioners to establish a system for early identification and treatment of addiction problems
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Helmut Urbaniak
Diakonisches Werk der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland

E-Health: How can the Internet be used for the treatment of addicted people and to help people looking for information?
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Matthias Meyer
Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA),
Lausanne, Switzerland