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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a very wealthy country, with its capital of Abu Dhabi becoming ever popular as a tourist destination and location for British expats to live and work. It has also inherited a drug problem, with many drug trafficking operations happening from other countries in the Middle East to Europe, using Abu Dhabi as a go-between because of UAE status as an open state. There are very few addiction rehab centres in the UAE. If an individual is caught being in possession of an illegal substance, or is found to drink alcohol in places where this is not accepted and Sharia Law hasn’t been waived (in places outside of tourist hotels and bars), this can lead to punishments such as fines, a prison sentence, deportation and in some extreme cases, the death penalty. The UAE has a zero-tolerance approach to drugs and alcohol abuse, making it extremely difficult for addicts to get help in the country if they have a problem. For many people living in Abu Dhabi, the best place to get rehab treatment for drug and alcohol abuse is by seeking therapy in a centre abroad.

At Step One Recovery we welcome in-patients from all over the world, including Abu Dhabi. We have an international clientele and can speak many languages, so that you feel comfortable at all times. We are here to help you turn your life around and get back a healthy drug-free lifestyle before returning to Abu Dhabi. If you are seeking rehab for drug or alcohol addiction in Abu Dhabi, we can help at our stunning retreat based in Spain’s inviting Costa Brava region. Our relaxing Mediterranean estate is truly special in its position by the sea, so you feel the calming breeze while sitting in the sunshine, aiding your recovery. We pride ourselves on healing the whole you, from the inside-out. We use holistic methods such as yoga and meditation to repair mind and body and to give you a renewed sense of being. Our slice of paradise is far away from the many distractions you might face in your home environment, and is a place where you can rest, relax and re-charge. We have a strong network of guidance counsellors, medical professionals, psychologists, fitness trainers and yoga experts who can help you bounce back from your addiction and start living life to the full once again.


What should I expect from rehab?

Rest assured that our centre is not clinical or like a hospital at all. We are a luxury home-from-home world-class retreat that focuses on well-being, health and relaxation to enable our patients to recover fully from their addictions. You’ll have your own private bedroom with en-suite for down time, complete with the finishing touches such as sumptuous linens and furnishings, epic sea views, bath robes and slippers and designer mini cosmetics. Escape from the hectic pace that fuels your drug and alcohol addiction to a place of tranquillity and calm, where you can get back to being yourself. We’ll make sure you eat healthily, with food cooked to order by a private chef, and we also offer a private chauffeur service that can pick you up from the airport after your flight to Spain from Abu Dhabi. It can be a long trip, so it’s good to make sure that you arrive at our retreat feeling relaxed and comfortable.

Working together, we will change the way you think about alcohol and drugs so you do not feel dependent on them and take a different perspective. We also encourage you to take time for yourself and use our amazing facilities. Relax in the swimming pool or on our sundeck, watch a movie in our cinema, talk to other residents in our sub-tropical gardens or break a sweat in the gym – how you choose to unwind is up to you. We can help you leave behind your drug and drink abuse behind you for good, so you can look forward to a positive future.


Do I require rehab?

Those who get in touch who need drug or alcohol rehab in Abu Dhabi are most concerned about the effects of withdrawal symptoms that they may experience during their stay with us. They also raise concerns about how they may cope with these symptoms when they return to Abu Dhabi. These fears are completely natural and we will work together to put your mind at ease. We have helped many patients recover from drug and alcohol addiction, and we will determine when you are ready to leave our facility so that you will not relapse. We can offer you medications and advice on how to detox safely and properly so that you can combat cravings effectively. You should not attempt to detox by yourself if your drug or alcohol addiction is severe.


What types of therapy will I have?

Your care is our number one priority. During your stay with us, we will talk through any underlying mental health issues, anxiety or stress you may be experiencing and will assess your needs. Everyone is different and has different requirements in terms of their care. Your therapy with us will involve a number of speech therapy sessions, possible cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy in which you speak to loved ones, and also mind training/meditation. We also offer yoga and Tai Chi to help you feel empowered and strong as you fight your addiction.


What happens when I have left rehab?

You are never alone when you have left our rehab centre – our aftercare goes above and beyond to ensure that you always feel supported as you continue your journey. If you feel you are struggling with cravings, we can discuss re-admission and more time at our centre, or can recommend speech therapy over the phone to help you from relapsing.


How soon can I start?

If you’re in Abu Dhabi looking for alcohol and drug rehab addiction therapy, contact us at Step One Recovery to see how we can help get you back on track as soon as possible. Unlike public healthcare programmes, there is no waiting list to enter our rehab service. Get in touch with us today to see how we can welcome you to our luxurious retreat as soon as possible so you can begin your treatment. Call us today on 07914 760631 – our team are waiting to hear from you.

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