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The addictive substance alcohol is widespread in society and legally available. Many people consume it as a stimulant. If the occasions for drinking and the quantity increases, and if drinking is primarily done to achieve a certain effect, we speak of risky, abusive and dependent consumption. The latter is characterised by a loss of control in dealing with the addictive substance and increasing negative consequences. It is estimated that about 250,000 people of the Swiss population suffer from alcohol dependence. 2000 people die each year from alcohol or the consequences of addiction.

The reasons for the development of addiction are manifold and individual, and are influenced by many factors. In order to understand these and to find a way out of the disease, there are many different approaches, which we will be happy to discuss with you during counselling. We are also there for you if you want to critically question your alcohol consumption.

Alcohol dependence also affects the family and the environment of the person who consumes alcohol. If you are worried about someone close to you, we are also your contact for your concerns and questions.

This is how we support you

  • For those affected: We offer competent, confidential and free counselling on all questions relating to alcohol and addiction.
  • Counselling for significant others: We help you to take the first step. It is of no use to you or the person affected if you continue to endure and accept the situation.
  • Prevention: We help you develop a sense of how the joy of occasional consumption can turn into harmful use of alcohol.
  • Group programmes: In one of our group programmes you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other affected people on the topic of alcohol consumption. (Currently only in German, English and Serbo-Croatian)


Would you like to get to know the Blue Cross / MUSUB, do you have questions about our offers or certain substances and dependencies? We are here for you, free of charge, confidentially and uncomplicated.

061 261 56 13
Monday to Friday, each day from 8:30 to 12 and from 14 to 17 o'clock.