The commonly-used term “low-threshold” in social work was established in the 1980’s as an alternative concept to abstinence-oriented offers for drug addicts. The paper deals with the term “low-threshold” in the field of drug addiction and its practical implementation in low-threshold facilities. Due to the lack of theoretical foundations and a consistent use of the phrase, the confrontation with the term itself and its meaning in low-threshold facilities is very difficult. Low-threshold social work and the related notion “Acceptance” in drug help require professional action. Within their realization they reach professional, personal and institutional limits, which are thematised as well. In the last part of the thesis the low-threshold facilities “Jedmayer” and “help U” are reflected and analysed based on Mayrhofer’s so-called “Dimensions for implementation”. Subsequently, helpful as well as problematic aspects of the term are summarised.