Mission statement

An organisation is only as good as its members. Long experience and professional competence make the association what it is today. 170 members of staff and numerous voluntary officials and assistants contribute to this. They ensure that the principles of the Grü­ner Kreis association are lived on a daily basis

The Grüner Kreis strives for a resource-oriented and performance-enhancing association culture that is intended to allow all members of staff to contribute their personal strengths and rise to challenges for the well-being of our clients.

  • The Grü­ner Kreis is independent of religion and politics.
  • Respect and mutual esteem and a humanistic world view and the appreciation of other people are the basis of our activity.
  • The client is the centre of our work. The focus is on support in order to achieve a largely addiction-free, independent life.
  • The Grüner Kreis offers high-quality, professional help for people with addictions at all phases of therapy, whether it is preventative, outpatient or inpatient.
  • The basic structures of the therapy concept are subject to evaluation in order to ensure quality control and checking of clear objectives
  • The therapy process can only take place in a harmonious environment. Responsible interaction with one another is our top priority.
  • Care and therapy by the Grüner Kreis demand non-violence.
  • The clients contribute independently to the success of their therapy in the form of  consultation and joint decision-making. The specific requirements of the individual clients are taken account of flexibly as part of the therapy concept; this means, for example, the possible shifting of the time factor in the therapy phases as well as a smooth transition between outpatient, inpatient and repeated outpatient care therapy/rehabilitation.
  • Family members are also included in the therapy/rehabilitation in order to strengthen  personal responsibility.
  • A nationwide outpatient care system oriented on the clients’ individual aspects makes it possible to increase the success rate of an independent, largely addiction-free life.
  • Prevention work in the sense of general public education on the problem of addiction, as well as concerning the involvement of the children of addicts in the therapy concept are an important part of the association’s tasks.
  • Cooperation and partnerships with other counselling centres and institutions and cooperation with the funding agencies and the Lower Austria AMS (Public Employment Service) increase the association’s efficiency and thereby contribute to the achievement of its objectives.
  • Networking, opening up, flexibilisation, and the extension of international work and research activity are focal points in the association’s work for the benefit of the clients.
  • Committed team work by the staff of the Grüner Kreis is part of the association’s culture and values as much as the all-round responsiveness, provision of information and development opportunities. The psychological health of the staff, regular supervision and further training are part of its values.
  • The Grüner Kreis recognises its responsibility and obligation to clients, members of staff, the environment and society.