Anton Proksch Institute for Alcohol Dependence and Addiction


Organizational Partner: Anton Proksch Institute for Alcohol Dependence and Addiction, Vienna, Austria

Lead: Professor Dr Michael Musalek
General Director, Anton Proksch Institute, Vienna
Chairman, EPA Section Psychopathology
President, European Society of Aesthetics and Medicine, ESAM
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Key Search Terms: Resident in Austria; Working in: Austria; Area(s) of Interest in VBP:Research/philosophy/phenomenology/aesthetics; Services/alcohol dependence and addiction; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/alcohol dependence and addiction
Brief Description of Work: The Anton Proksch Institute is one of the largest centers for the treatment of alcohol dependence and addictive disorders in Europe. We have reorganized our whole approach to management of these conditions around the principles of social aesthetics. Client feedback and acceptance of this approach has been very positive and we are currently undertaking a more formal review of outcomes.
Read more
Musalek, M., 2010 Social aesthetics and the management of addiction. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2010, 23; 530-535
Partner Links: Helena Fox, Guenda Bernegger (; Martin Poltrum, Resident Phenomenologist and Counselor, Anton Protsch Institute (, AiMH (Aesthetics in Mental Health) GroupUK