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In Patient Programme

In Patient Programme - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain

Luxury addiction rehab centre

For some individuals suffering from a serious addiction or disorder residential treatment may be the most appropriate solution. Our Clinic is an exclusive, luxury treatment centre set in southern spain
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Sober Living Programme

Sober Living Programme - Alcohol & Drug Problems - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain

Comfortable, affordable & safe

A proven treatment solution that combines the flexibility and affordability of our intensive day care programme with supported sober living accommodation.

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25 Years + Experience

25 Years + Experience - Alcohol & Drug Problems, Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain

Local knowledge, global expertise

Working from our San Pedro practice, our team of internationally recognised therapists have many years experience helping individuals and their families face up to their problems with drugs and alcohol.
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Rehab Clinic in Spain - Addiction & Behavioural Disorders - A new way of life begins here

""Our mission is to provide the very best structured 12 Step treatment programmes, which will enable individuals to live their lives fully, free from stress and the effects of alcohol, drugs and prescription medication. We also treat a wide variety of behavioural disorders including food, OCD and problems with gambling, sex, video games and the internet. “

According to the US National Institute of Drug Abuse, “no single treatment is appropriate for everyone.” All those who misuse alcohol and drugs do so for different reasons and the resulting impact on each person and their lives is different. We believe that the treatment for addiction must be tailored to the specific needs of the patient. We treat each client with their own personalised programme, which significantly increases their chances of long-term recovery. At Phoenix Programmes we offer a range of therapy options for the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction and behavioural disorders.

Residential Rehab Centre - Nestled in the Andalusian hills, our residential rehab centre offers luxury and privacy and is the perfect place for healing. An individualised programme made up of lectures, group therapy, one- to-one counselling, exercise and relaxation activities. We offer clients dietary and nutritional advice and encourage daily exercise. This is the ideal environment for clients wanting to get away from everything and focus solely on recovery.

Day Care Programme - Set in our San Pedro clinic, our day care treatment programme comprises of 60 hours of intensive sessions tailored to meet the client’s needs. Ideal for busy Mums or individuals unable to leave a business. This programme is geared towards clients based in the local area who need to be able to work a recovery programme around their ongoing daily schedule and time constraints.

Sober Living Programme - At the core of our Sober Living programme is 60 hours of intensive, personalised sessions at our San Pedro clinic. Running alongside the daily sessions at the clinic, clients stay in an alcohol and drug free home with a sober companion for the entire duration of the course. They will have freshly cooked meals, travel to the day care programme and at least four recovery meetings per week. This programme is perfect for those coming from long distances or overseas looking for a more cost-effective solution than our luxury residential rehab. Whichever option you choose we guarantee compassionate and professional care from all our highly skilled employees. All our Doctors, therapists and support staff have many years of experience in the addiction field.

We treat

  • Drug Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Opioids Addiction
  • Prescription Medication
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Behavioural Disorder
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Sex & Love Addiction
  • Video Games Addiction
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating Disorders

We offer

  • Immediate Start or Admission
  • Complete 12 Step based programme
  • Affordable, flexible care
  • Medical detox if required
  • Unique approach that has achieved some of the highest recovery rates in the world
  • Oldest established treatment centre for addictions in Spain
  • Comfortable and welcoming accommodation for sober living
  • Luxury and privacy at our residential rehab
  • Extensive activities and relaxation pursuits
  • Highly qualified team with extensive experience in the field of addiction and recovery

Our Addiction Treatments

Our programmes offer a powerful range of solutions to alcohol, drug and behavioural problems. Through our unique assessment and screening process, we ensure that clients can quickly and easily find the treatment that is right for them.

Our Team

The Phoenix Drug and Alcohol addiction team are all internationally recognised experts in the treatment of alcohol and drug problems and are each responsible for different aspects of clients’ treatment plans.

Chris Spencer - Director / Addiction Specialist - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Chris Spencer
Director / Addiction Specialist
Anita Cragen - Senior Addiction Specialist - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Anita Cragen
Senior Addiction Specialist
Dr. Charles Triay M.D - Addiction Treatmen - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spaint
Dr. Charles Triay M.D
Addiction Treatment
Dr. Roxanne Claude PH.D - Clinical Psychology Specialist - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Dr. Roxanne Claude PH.D
Clinical Psychology Specialist

Addiction Symptoms

Symptoms of Drug Addiction - Alcohol & Drug Problems, Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Some types of drugs will have specific symptoms, although symptoms common to misuse of any kind of drugs include:

  • Sudden changes in behaviour and daily routines
  • Mood swings; being irritable one moment and then suddenly cheerful
  • Becoming withdrawn from family and friends
  • Becoming careless about personal grooming
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, sports and other favourite activities
  • Changed sleeping pattern; up at night and sleeping during the day
  • Withdrawal symptoms like bloodshot eyes and frequent bloody noses
  • Changes in personality & behaviour like a lack of motivation, irritability
  • Failing in attempts to stop and finally becoming secretive
Symptoms of Alcohol Misuse Disorder - Alcohol & Drug Problems, Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Symptoms of Alcohol Misuse Disorder

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Experiencing temporary blackouts or short-term memory loss
  • Making excuses for drinking such as to relax, deal with stress or feel normal
  • Feeling hungover when not drinking
  • Choosing to drink over other responsibilities and obligations
  • Engaging in risky behaviour, such as drunk driving
  • Being in denial about the extent of the alcohol abuse problem
  • Exhibiting signs of irritability and extreme mood swings
  • Becoming isolated and distant from friends and family members
  • Drinking alone or being secretive about drinking
  • Feeling guilty or ashamed about drinking and associated behaviours

Client Stories

We moved to Spain nearly five years ago and at first life was amazing. We’d always enjoyed a party but, over time, my partner’s drinking got steadily worse. He told me I was worrying unnecessarily and that it was part of the ‘expat lifestyle’ but I began to become really frightened about the effect on his health and our relationship. He wouldn’t go to the doctor but I managed to persuade him to go for an assessment at Phoenix Programmes. I think he did it to pacify me, but I will never forget the look on his face when he came out. For the first time he realised that he did have a problem and needed help, which thankfully the Phoenix team were able to provide.
Alcohol Use Disorder
For me, one of the best things about living in Spain was the social scene and every night felt like party night. But for me, as I watched my marriage, my relationships and my career disintegrate around me it slowly dawned on me that I wasn’t enjoying the party any more. By that stage I was drinking and using heavily and simply didn’t know how to stop. I knew I needed help but I also knew I couldn’t afford the time or money for residential rehab. That’s when I was referred to Phoenix Programmes where, after an initial assessment, I began a Day Treatment programme which took me, step by step, through my problem and its underlying causes, right through to a solution.
Drug Abuse
As an HR manager I had becoming increasingly concerned about one of our employees. We’d noticed that her attendance had become erratic, her productivity at work had become very poor and we were starting to get complaints from clients. We were worried as she had always been one of our best team members. Eventually, she admitted that she was drinking heavily due to problems in her personal life. We arranged for her to attend a Phoenix Screening assessment, which helped her to better understand her problem and the impact it was having, as well as giving her some clear advice on controlling her drinking.
Alcohol Use Disorder
If you had asked me what my opinion of someone with a drug problem would be I would have described anybody but myself. Drug addicts were dirty criminals not people like me. After a nasty car accident, I was prescribed strong painkillers, although my dependency on them grew and grew until I was concealing the true extent of my usage and lying and deceiving people all around me to get my hands on what I needed. I was persuaded to undergo an assessment at Phoenix Programmes, which revealed the true nature and extent of my problem and led to a series of 1:1 therapy sessions at which I was finally able to confront and deal with what I now recognise was becoming a dangerous addiction.
Prescription Drug Abuse
I work for a large organisation in the hospitality sector and we were becoming increasingly concerned about the impact alcohol and drugs were having on a number of our employees. Although the problems weren’t necessarily about addiction, we knew that we potentially had a problem on our hands. We contacted Phoenix Programmes for help and they arranged a week long awareness programme for a group of employees and managers, which covered a broad range of subjects relating to alcohol and drug use, including the workplace impact, spotting problems & interventions, the medical implications and sources of help and treatment.
Alcohol & Drug Awareness
I knew that my drinking had become a problem when I started having blackouts & needing a drink in the morning to get me started. But I was a skilled manipulator and I managed to hide the extent of my drinking, although eventually I couldn’t hide it any more and ended up losing my job and with it my home. I was absolutely terrified, but all I could think of was my next drink; thankfully, one of my few remaining friends drove me, shaking uncontrollably, to the Phoenix practice for an assessment. My condition was so bad that I was admitted straightaway for detox which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me and opened the door to a Day Treatment programme which helped me to finally find a meaningful life without alcohol.
Alcohol Addiction

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