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Alcohol & Drug Problems

Alcohol & Drug Problems - Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain

An end to the misery

Misuse of alcohol and drugs is an increasing problem, threatening the physical and mental health of thousands of people. Our proven, affordable treatment solutions can provide the answer.
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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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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 programme, which enables 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. “

The environment at Phoenix Rehab Clinic is unique.  Our rehab offers a whole-person holistic approach as part of a small group. By treating all our clients as individuals, we significantly enhance their chances of success once they leave the centre. Through one-to-one consultation with our therapists, residents will work a complete 12 step recovery programme from the beginning of their stay. Clients spend time learning about their individuality and developing the ability to continue their lives in sobriety. The knowledge and experience they gain will significantly enhance their long-term recovery.

Phoenix Rehab Clinic is situated in a very private, tranquil and picturesque area of Southern Spain, nestled in the Andalusian hills with views over a golf course, it provides the perfect place for healing. Many people travel from the USA, UK, Europe and the Middle East to the Phoenix Rehab Clinic for help with their addiction or a combination of addictions. The location in Spain guarantees total anonymity, away from the distractions and strains of everyday life and has the added benefit of removing our clients from the environment where their problems have existed.

Your stay at the Phoenix Rehab Clinic is the beginning of a process of change, retraining and coaching the character to lead a fulfilling and positive life in the future, free from the ravages of alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other addictive substances and behaviours.

Phoenix Rehab Clinic is the oldest established treatment centre for addictions in Spain. Over the years, we have helped thousands of clients overcome their addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling and other disorders. All the employees (click to meet the team) at the Phoenix Rehab Clinic have had at least ten years’ experience working within the drug and alcohol field and within our team, we speak over ten languages, including English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, German & Russian.

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 admission
  • Medical detox clinic if needed
  • 4-8-12 week programmes available
  • Luxurious secure surroundings guarantee anonymity
  • Highly qualified team, extensive experience in addiction
  • Activities throughout your stay with personal trainers
  • Fully inclusive detox, activities, 4-week programme
  • Unique approach achieving high recovery rates
  • Oldest established in patient centre for addictions in Spain
  • A Quality rehab programme to ensure high recovery rates
  • Full medical check-up, ongoing support throughout your stay
  • Our programme can be delivered in 9 language

Our Addiction Treatments

Our Rehab and Addiction treatment centre offers a powerful range of solutions to alcohol and drug problems. Through our unique assessment and screening process, we ensure that clients can quickly and easily find the treatment that is right for them and ensure that they are never paying for treatment they do not need.

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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