Andrea Piest


subject specialist for low-threshold drug related projects / services and health promotion in nightlife , Notdienst Berlin e.V. , Subject specialist for Notdienst services and Sonar Berlin, Nachtschatten Podcast

Berlin, Germany


I am working in the field of aid for drugs users since I finished university (cultural studies, social work) in 2008. I moved to Berlin in 2012, started to work as a social worker for the Drogennotdienst, a national low-threshold 24/7 counselling service concerning all matters about drug use. From 2014-2021 I was responsible for all offers and new projects for Drogennotdienst Berlin as manager of the counselling center. Since 2022 I am subject specialist in the same company, now doing more concept work on topics like Chemsex, safer nightlife, accessiblity of drug related services for marginalized groups and of course Sonar Berlin. I am especially intrested in health care in nightlife and drug use in subcultures as well as drugs use in relation to political/socially changes.