Sometimes it can be hard to spot the signs of alcohol and drug addiction, especially in our modern world. Alcohol is very much a part of the culture and having a few beers is customary in many parts of the world. It seems that many people are willing to except problematic behavior, such as drunkenness, as a part of ordinary life in Western culture. Drinking is pushed on people, regardless of age, as a normal rite of passage.
What English-speakers refer to as pharmacies are known as Apotheke or Apotheken (plural) in Germany.
One of the benefits of internet is that it has changed human perceptions about some critical aspects of human behaviour. For example before the advent of internet, a delicate matter like drug prescription for sicknesses or other body well being are exclusively the handiwork of a professional pharmacist.