“Action on Addiction” Month

  A blackboard with the word “Sucht” on it, German for “addiction.” Copyright: © Maria Thissen

In November 2021, the Student Health Management (SGM), in collaboration with internal and external partners and with support fromTechniker Krankenkasse, will host a series of events on the topic of addiction, including lectures and a film screening.

All events are free of charge and will take place online via Zoom (if you want to participate, please register via the HSZ Booking Portal: Aktionsmonat Sucht). Exception: The “Ohne Limit” movie will be shown on site in collaboration with RWTH Filmstudio.

Filmstudio's screening of “Der Rausch” is not an official part of the “Action on Addiction” week, but as it is thematically related, we have included it in the overview of events.



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Please Note

The movie “Der Rausch” will be shown by RWTH Filmstudio as part of their regular program.

The "Understanding Addiction Week" is primarily aimed at RWTH students, but the events are open to all RWTH members.

Below you can find an overview of all events.



Date Topic Speaker
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
„Der Rausch“ – Screening by RWTH Filmstudio Film Screening
Wednesday, Nov 3,2021
8:15 Uhr
Monday, Niv 8, 2021
6 to 7pm
„Hasch macht lasch?“– Folgen und Auswirkungen des Cannabiskonsums

Mandy Diederen, Peter Schlimpen
Suchthilfe Aachen

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
„Ohne Limit“ – Filmvorführung in Kooperation mit dem RWTH Filmstudio Subsequent to the screening, there will be a discussion with Kerstin Platt, RWTH Student Advice Centre, and Yvonne Michel, Suchthilfe Aachen.
Monday, Nov 15, 2021
6 to 6:45pm
Höher, schneller, weiter … und dabei noch heiter!? Dipl.-Psych. Kerstin Platt
RWTH Student Advice Centre
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
6:30 to 7:30pm
Essstörungen Dr. Jochen Seitz
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
Monday, Nov 22, 2021
7 to 8pm
Wer sagt, dass das Leben immer leicht sein muss!? Andreas Niedrig
Writer, motivator, professioal athlete
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
6 to 7pm

Lieber schlau als blau. – Was Alkohol mit uns macht.

Dr. Arnim J. Gaebler
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
Thursday, Nov 25, 2021
6 to 7pm

„Alles smart oder was?“ – Wenn der PC -Konsum zum Problem wird

Kristina Latz
Suchthilfe Aachen

Workshop for instructors on the topic of addictions in students

On November 16, 2021, ExAcT – Excellent Academic Teaching will host a workshop for instructors at RWTH Aachen University on the topic of Recognizing Addictive Disorders in Students and Responding Appropriately from 2pm to 3:30pm.

For more information and to register, please visit the event page.

ExAct also offers a continuing education course on this topic in English. This will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 10am to 11am. Further information and registration.


Further Information and Points of Contact

Addresses for Urgent Cases

  • Alexianerkrankenhaus
    Alexianergraben 33
    52062 Aachen
    Phone: +49 241 477010
  • Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
    Pauwelsstraße 30
    52074 Aachen
    Phone: +49 241 800
  • Suchthilfe Aachen

Advising (Aachen/RWTH)

For Students

For Employees and Trainees

Information on Addiction

Comprehensive information material (addiction prevention, alcohol prevention, online addiction, eating disorders, cannabis, nicotine, and other topics) can be downloaded or ordered from these institutions:



Related Topics


“Sicheres Risiko,” Episode 20, with Werner Barke from Aachen

“Ohne Alkohol mit Nathalie” – How you can manage to lead a life without Alcohol