Outpatient Therapy/Rehabilitation

The preconditions for admission to an outpatient therapy/rehabilitation is a first discussion with a member of our counselling team, the associated anamnesis and subsequently the completion of a physical partial or complete withdrawal and the clarification of the assumption of costs.

3 to 24 months
For Vienna clients the outpatient therapy/rehabilitation is offered in four different intensity modules between 3 and 24 months. It is suitable for non-substituted clients (drugs, alcohol etc.) as well as for substituted clients and for clients with a substance-related (drugs, alcohol etc.) as well as a non-substance-related addiction (e.g. compulsive gambling), both for young people and adults.

6 to 18 months
For clients from all the other provinces the outpatient therapy/rehabilitation lasts from 6 to 18 months.

Mentoring in everyday life
Outpatient counselling and therapy/rehabilitation means the mentoring of those affected while maintaining their current life circumstances. This means the therapy is integrated into the personal everyday life of those concerned.

Medical counselling/therapy/rehabilitation
The medical aspect is particularly important in outpatient therapy as good medical (general medical, psychiatric) care, above all in substitution therapy, forms the basis of therapy/rehabilitation in other areas. 

Psy­cho­the­ra­py, clinical-health psychology
The therapeutic work is dedicated to the stabilisation of the clients and is primarily focused on supportive elements. Long-term psychotherapy or clinical health psychological therapy/rehabilitation is possible.

Social work
Social work represents an important focus of outpatient therapy/rehabilitation and is dedicated to the social integration of clients in the fields of finding housing, managing debts, finding work etc. The social workers are supported by social pedagogues, addiction counsellors, and also by members of the therapeutic team. In the field of work and education the support is above all aimed at integration in the first or second labour market. If they have no job or education, the clients are supported in completing their education and further education. Cooperation with schools, training agencies, WIFI (Institute for Economic Development), BFI (Vocational Training Institute), PVA, WGKK, AMS or the Wie­ner Be­rufs­bör­se supports this.

Active leisure time
In the field of active leisure time the clients are supported above all through cooperation with other organisations (in Vienna e.g. the association LOG IN).

Relatives are offered specialist support in the outpatient counselling and care centres. In therapeutically mentored relatives’ groups there is also the opportunity to discuss with one another, and to receive information about the illness and the therapy/rehabilitation, to learn understand the role the internal family backgrounds for the development of addiction and to find new paths in contact with the addicts.

At the end of this therapy/rehabilitation, clients should be in a position to live their lives independently, to have the necessary assistance and resource contacts at hand, to be socially integrated and financially secure, to be in a satisfactory housing situation and ideally also be in a job or in education.