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Support for Refugees with Drug Problems

This platform provides you with informative materials in the  languages of current refugees populations in Germany, research reports, and more.

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Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, millions of people have fled. In Germany, too, there are currently more than one million refugees from Ukraine. War events, flight experiences, losses and other traumatic experiences can be triggers for substance use or an addiction disease.

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The Arabic language belongs to a family of related languages spoken in different regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Arabic is the mother tongue of refugees from various countries, such as Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya.

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Pashto, also known as Pashtu or formerly referred to as Afghan, is one of the official languages in Afghanistan. The once contiguous region where the Pashtuns were originally settled was separated by the colonial policies of the British Empire in the late 19th century, which also led to the spread of Pashto into Pakistan.

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Dari and Farsi are related Persian languages. Dari is one of the official languages of Afghanistan, Farsi is spoken in Iran. They are so similar that speakers of one language can understand the other. Due to this similarity, we have grouped both languages under a single category on this portal.

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There are relatively many resources on addiction topics for Russian-speaking migrants. These resources can also be used by many refugees from Ukraine, since the majority of Ukrainians can at least read and understand Russian.

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The search for addiction-specific instruments that can be used by refugees without knowledge of German or English can be a major challenge. Using our search function, it is possible to find translations of common instruments that are freely available online.

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