The journal addiction therapy is the forum for all who are active in the areas of addiction prevention, addiction treatment and addiction research. All contributions are selected and prepared in such a way that they are attractive for the various specialist disciplines - regardless of whether they are psychotherapists, doctors, psychologists, social workers or social educators in outpatient and inpatient facilities of addiction care, whether scientists in the field of addiction research or whether family doctor or internist. Practical relevance is clearly in the focus: Fundamentals and new approaches to addiction prevention, therapy, and policy are presented and reflected. Basic scientific topics are also taken up and it is shown what suggestions arise from this for the care and treatment practice. The addiction as a whole is sometimes prone to doctrines, dogmas, and beliefs. The addiction treatment questioned existing, developed it through controversial discourses on and is open to different theoretical and practical approaches. Important international treatment and research approaches are also taken up and fed into the local discussion.