The business unit Health, Living & Employment of the SPI Foundation is a practical care provider for Berlin. For over twenty years it has focused on developing community-based integrative and networked addiction care systems. Its addiction care and living projects are organised by district and are oriented towards youth and adults in the districts of Mitte, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Pankow, Treptow-Köpenick, Lichtenberg and Reinickendorf.
There are collaborations not just between the various services of the Foundation SPI, but also regionally, thematically and institutionally. In this way the support systems can be intermeshed with one another and coordinated for the good of the clients.
The addiction counselling offices form the central point in each district for all those suffering from addiction or threatened by it as well as their family. Additional services, day-time facilities and living projects are grouped around these counselling offices in accordance with the actual social locations. Counselling sessions and conversations are holistic and open-ended in terms of outcome. Abstinence is a possibility but not a requirement. The services of the addiction counselling offices include specialised services for families and those addicted to medications or in substitution treatment as well as open office hours and the daily group. Outpatient therapy is also an option.