The topic of this thesis deals with the aspect of control in Acceptance-Oriented Drug Work.
Incipiently, with the help of different literature developments and changes of Drug Work, especially in Vienna should be shown. Beside the Abstinence-Model, Acceptance-Oriented Drug Work with its additional services should be illustrated. The most important goals and principles of Acceptance-Oriented Drug Work will be described. The final part of that thesis should disclose the Double Mandate in Social Work – which contains the two aspects of help and control. The consequences, which occur by the ratio between help and control, should be described for both, clients of Acceptance-Oriented Drug Work and social workers in that field. The end of the exposition should show the necessity of control in professional practice.