According to a decision made by the General Assembly on 29.10.2014 and the amendment decision in the General Assembly on 26.11.2014



The view of SuPraT e.V. is based on a humanist philosophy, which fundamentally means for us, that the value of a human being is measured by her/his humanity and her/his striving for self-fulfillment and cannot be derived from individual facets of her/his psychological or physical constitution. Based on these considerations, we want to adequately offer practical assistance to people with psychological problems, that have problems with the use of psychotropic substances or could develop addictive behaviours or have already developed them. The association is open to specialists, sponsors and friends from the field of the drug-abuse treatment system. Their work is multi-professional, holistic and interdisciplinary. A nationwide engagement is possible, whereas the association is independent and charitable and has no religious or political affiliation.


In this sense, SuPraT e.V. adopts the following constitution:




The association carries the name „Suchtfragen in Praxis und Theorie“, abbreviated "SuPraT". The association's central office is in Mühlhausen and is to be enrolled in the Register of Societies and Associations and will then carry the postfix "e.V.". The distinctive mark of the association is the logo, consisting of an asclepius, two snakes and two wings. The association's fiscal year is the calendar year.




  1. One purpose of the association is the promotion of charitable purposes through improvement of the supply situation of people with addiction problems. The activities are designed, to help persons in an altruistic way within the meaning of §53 AO, which lies its primary focus on adolescents and adults, that have become psychological, physical or idealistic problems, due to their addictive behaviors and wish to seek help. Furthermore, the association aims at counteracting the above mentioned problems. The association fosters its purpose especially by means of:


  • To assume and strengthen social and societal responsibilities for people with addiction problems
  • The establishment of support or the maintenance of new or existing consultations, treatments and care services, that can take place in an outpatient, partly out-patient or in a residential setting.
  • Information transfer and public relations.
  • Inclusion of the social environment.


  1. The purpose of the association is the pursuit of charitable purposes, to selfless promote the public. We will try to achieve this goal through the promotion of science and research, especially in the field of addiction care. Therefor the association will engage itself inter alia in a telephone support-line for the community, in the establishment of a scientific database, the participation in research surveys and the organization of specialized events.
  2. The association takes special emphasis on the connection between practical work and a scientific foundation. For the implementation of the association, the raising of funds for the fulfillment of the association duties is necessary.
  3. To achieve the aforementioned objectives of the association, it is possible to establish a scientific advisory board or other appropriate, organisational, structural units.




  1. The association shall solely and directly pursue objectives of public benefit within the meaning of the chapter "Tax-Exemption Objectives" of the Regulation of Taxation (Abgabenordnung AO). The association works selflessly; it does not pursue any economical purposes for itself.
  2. The means of the association may only be used for the purposes defined in the articles. The members of the association do not receive any contribution  from the funds of the association. Exceptions to this are solely those cases in which expenses are reimbursed, that result for members by fulfilling their statutory duties.
  3. No person may benefit from expenses whose purpose is unacquainted to the association or through excessively high payments.




  1. Any natural person can become a member, that supports the objectives of the association or promotes the association by selfless input or material help and having completed their 18th year of life
  2. The executive board decides about the admission to the association by a written, informal application with a simple majority of the votes. By admission into the association, the member acknowledges this statute.
  3. The voluntary withdrawal of a member from the association requires a written statement to the executive board with a grace period of three months until the end of the fiscal year.
  4. The membership shall terminate on death of a member.
  5. If a member has counteracted the aims of the association or has failed to fulfill his or her obligations towards the society, it may be expelled through a resolution of the executive committee. The member can appeal the decision at the general assembly of the members. Its decision is final.
  6. In case of a resignation, the members shall have no claims on the assets of the association.




The general meeting defines the membership fee structure, which regulates the amount, that have to be contributed by members each year.




The organs of the association are:


  • the general assembly
  • the executive board




The supreme governing body of the association is the general assembly. Its duties are:


  • It decides on the articles of association and any possible changes.
  • It decides about the guidelines of the association's work.
  • It elects the executive board.
  • It determines the membership fee and approves the budget.
  • It is provided with the financial report by the executive board and grants discharge.
  • It can decide the dissolution of the association.


The general assembly shall be convened at least once a year. It must be convened when requested by the executive board or at least the fifth part of the members request such meeting in writing, stating the purpose and the reasons of such meeting. The invitation to the agenda has to be dispatched at least three weeks prior to it. The meeting of the members is convened by the chairman. The protocols of the general meeting are signed by the chairman of the meeting.

The legitimately assembled general meeting of the members can make decisions without regard of the number of members, attending the meeting. Resolutions are adopted by a majority of the casted votes. A representation of absent members by an agent is allowed; it must be accompanied by written documentation. Applications for amendments of the statutes have to be communicated to the members no later than when the general assembly is called in. A majority of three-quarters is needed for a resolution on an amendment of the articles of the association. The dissolution of the association can only be resolved through a majority of three quarters of the votes.

Elections are carried out secretly and on ballot papers; it can be elected openly, if no present member has any objections. The person who received more than half of the submitted valid votes is considered elected. If a simple majority is not reached in a first election, a run-off will be carried out between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first one and the majority of the votes will determine the chairman. In the event of a tie, a decision shall be taken by drawing lots.




The authorized representative executive board consists of five members: the chairman, the vice-chairman, the secretary, the treasurer and one committee member. They form the board within the meaning of section 26 BGB. The members of the executive committee act in an honorary capacity. Two members of the managing committee will represent the association.

The Executive Board represents the association in court and out of court. For the legally binding representation of the organisation the joint subscription of two members of the board is sufficient.

The term of office of the board members is two years. They remain in the office up to the new election of the executive committee. A re-election of the board members is possible.

The managing committee is obliged to direct the ongoing business of the association. To guarantee this task, the association shall meet at least four times a year.

The board shall be quorate when two members of the executive board are present. For effective adoption of resolutions the simple majority of the present members is sufficient;

Decisions shall be recorded in writing and signed by the board members and the secretary.




A majority of three quarters of the present members of the general assembly is necessary to dissolve the association. The decision can only be made if the proposal is announced sufficiently in advance of the members' assembly in the invitation. In case of the termination or the suspension of the association or if tax abetting purposes cease to apply, the assets devolve to legal entities under public lawn or a tax abetting corporation for the promotion of science and research for healthcare purposes or for the promotion of medical-scientific research or for charitable purposes



Mühlhausen, 11/26/2014