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Department of Addictive Behaviour and Addiction Medicine

Medical Director

Prof. Dr. med. Falk Kiefer
Phone: +49 621 1703-3501, e-mail
Fax: +49 621 1703-3505


Birgit Freudenberger
Phone: +49 621 1703-3502, e-mail

Birgit Hrinkow
Phone: +49 621 1703-3523, e-mail

Heike Grün
Phone: +49 621 1703-3503, e-mail

Deputy Medical Director

apl. Prof. Dr. Derik Hermann
Phone: +49 621 1703-3522, e-mail
Fax: +49 621 1703-3505

Since 1999 psychiatric health care for addicted patients has been established, the current treatment facilities encompassing inpatient beds, day-clinic slots, as well as a general addiction psychiatry outpatient clinic and a substitution outpatient clinic. Added to these are special outpatient facilities, for example, those for smokers trying to quit, and consumers of ecstasy, cannabis and party drugs. A specialised clinic for pathological gamblers (games of chance, internet…) was established in 2010. Thus the basic psychiatric health care in the addiction sector available to the population of Mannheim and vicinity is fully provided with regard to outpatient care, while covering about 50% of the demand for inpatient care (the remainder of inpatients being admitted to the PZN Wiesloch (Psychiatrisches Zentrum Nord Baden / Psychiatric Center North Baden), which has assumed this task in close agreement with the CIMH).

The research priority with regard to psychiatric care for patients lies in the area of psycho- and pharmacotherapy for disorders associated with addictive substances and behavioural addictions: Alcohol dependency and alcohol-associated disorders (inpatient, day clinic, outpatient); Dependency upon analgesics and tranquilizers, and associated disorders, particularly affective and anxiety disorders (day clinic and outpatient); Opiate dependency (substitution outpatient facility and inpatient). Use disorders upon cannabis and party drugs (outpatient, day clinic, inpatient)


Wards SU1 und SU2

(Phone: +49 621 1703-3620 / -3640) Appointment allocation: Phone: +49 621 1703-2850

Following the treatment of withdrawal symptoms, our qualified detoxification program aims at supporting patients in their effort to live free of addictive substances in the future. To this end patients will participate in individual and group psychotherapy, attend information seminars, skills training sessions, relaxation exercises, sports, occupational therapy and socio-therapy. In addition we will also assess and treat complications resulting from alcohol and drug consumption.

Day-hospital for Patients with Addiction Disorders (TK-S)

On weekdays, from 8AM until 4.30PM, our day hospital offers a qualified detoxification program similar to the one conducted on our inpatient wards. The program requires that patients are able to cope with spending evenings and weekends alone. However, this approach also provides near real-life situations allowing patients to immediately transfer newly acquired behavior patterns and strategies into their personal environment.

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de