Over the past twenty years or so the United Arab Emirates and in particular Dubai & Abu Dhabi has become one of the most developed, progressive and wealthy regions globally. This accelerated development along with the introduction of a large percentage of international & expat population has greatly influenced and led to the growth in alcohol & illicit drug consumption normally associated with other major regions of the world. Unfortunately despite the UAE being a major international global Hub the UAE government takes a very strict stance on both Drug & Alcohol use, generally making addiction a taboo subject with strict laws potentially presenting problems for local addicts who are seeking help or advice.
The UAE Government currently doesn’t offer any official statistics on drug and alcohol consumption or the underlying issues with abuse and addiction. However independent Research firm Euromonitor confirms that there has been a 30% increase in alcohol consumption in the UAE over the past five years. In another recent study by Philip Robins, it is claimed that in Dubai alone that between 10-20% of the local adult population uses illicit drugs. Furthermore, a recent report by the UAE National Rehabilitation Centre states that 1 in 20 of UAE deaths are directly attributed to either drugs or alcohol. With regards to illicit drug use in the UAE it should be noted that it’s not just an issue with traditional typical drugs such as marijuana & cocaine but also prescription drug abuse in the form of benzodiazepines, for which Step One Recovery has developed a specialist dedicated treatment & therapy program which has achieved amazing results and levels of success.
Residents & Expats living in the UAE and the Gulf region Dubai who cannot find help in the region’s government rehab centers or who prefer to seek help overseas due to the harsh local laws can find a solution by contacting our friendly, informed & Arab region sensitive team at Step One Recovery Spain.
Step One Recovery welcomes everyone from the Gulf region, offering luxury & international standards of care in an environment that is fully dedicated and culturally sensitive. Offering a comprehensive bespoke treatment programme individually created for you and your personal circumstances, Step One Recovery will provide an optimised treatment program designed and guaranteed to achieve a full and speedy recovery.
Whether you’re making that call for yourself, or on behalf of somebody else, we will be able to provide all the help you need.