Drug and Alcohol Rehab Belfast

If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and want to change your life, then you may be considering drug and alcohol rehab in Belfast. The number of people with addictions has increased in recent years, with a large number of people with addictions in the Belfast area, and this means it can be difficult to find the help you need. That’s why Step 1 Recovery offer a comprehensive range of addiction treatment from our clinic in Spain, and many clients travel to us from Northern Ireland to get their lives on track.

Skip the waiting lists

The HSC often has long waiting lists for those seeking drug and alcohol addiction. A combination of lack of funding and rising addiction in Belfast means that it’s almost impossible to deliver excellent care to everyone who needs it. That’s why so many people are now looking into private rehab for themselves or loved ones. While it might seem like a pricey option, think about the amount you spend on alcohol or drugs, not to mention the potential cost of losing your job or ending up in legal trouble because of your addiction problems.

Get help today

When someone finally admits that they have a problem, it’s important to get them help right away. A delay in entering drug or alcohol rehab can mean that their problems worsen and can lead to all sorts of health problems. Whether it’s for yourself or a family member, friend or employer, call Step 1 Recovery today to find out about treatment options. We can carry out an initial assessment on the phone to see if drug and alcohol rehab in Belfast might be right for you, and can make arrangements from interventions to transport. Based in Villa Camino de la Paz, Moraira, our closest airport is Alicante, just a three-hour flight from Belfast, so it’s a convenient option for those in the city.

Going into rehab

Once you arrive at our villa, you’ll undergo a full assessment of your mental and physical health as part of intake. This is an important step when entering rehab clinics, as it means we can discuss your addiction, what treatment you’ve tried in the past and what you hope to achieve. We’ll also start the detox process, which many people find the toughest part of alcohol or drug rehab. It can lead to withdrawal symptoms, which can be unpleasant, but we can provide prescription medication if needed to make the process easier.

Step 1 Recovery offer a unique programme of addiction rehab that includes both traditional and holistic approaches. We know that addiction is a complex condition, so what works for one person might not work for another. That’s why it’s important that the plan is tailored to suit your needs. Your programme will include individual therapy such as CBT, which has been shown to be effective in treating addictions, as well as group therapy with fellow patients in special, guided sessions. We also include a number of holistic therapies such as yoga, mindfulness and massage, which can help those with a drink or drug problem learn to relax and unwind without the use of substances.

Once you leave rehab, we want to ensure that you have an excellent support network and the tools you need to avoid a relapse. An important part of rehab treatment is education, where we’ll talk about how to spot the signs of a relapse and ways that you can avoid temptation. We also offer 12-months of free aftercare as part of our programme, so you can stay in touch with those on your programme. You may also want couples or family therapy, perhaps with a particular family member, friend or loved one who your felt you harmed through your addiction. We can discuss these options when you’re close to the end of your treatment programme.

Choosing a residential rehab clinic

While you may specifically be searching for drug and alcohol rehab in Belfast, there are many advantages to undergoing rehab somewhere away from home. Many people with addictions report a negative cycle of behaviour where they feel more and more depressed and helpless, which makes them need drugs or alcohol more. There may also be people at home who negatively influence them, for example, friends or family members who also have addictions, so it makes sense to spend time away from them.

Another reason to choose Step 1 Recovery is because of its great location. Why go through drug and alcohol rehab in Belfast when you can complete it in the Spanish sunshine? Our villa is comfortable and luxurious, with private rooms and beautifully designed facilities. While therapy is intensive, there will be time each day for you to get some fresh air and sunbathe, or even use our pool, ensuring you return home feeling relaxed and revitalised.

Sadly, there is still a stigma around rehab, as many people don’t like to admit they have a drug or alcohol addiction, so going abroad is a good way to ensure discretion during your stay. You’re unlikely to bump into anyone you know in Spain, and if you need a good alibi, you can simply tell people you’re on an extended holiday. You’ll no doubt return home looking well-rested and with a healthy glow, so it won’t be hard to believe.

If you’re looking for rehab in Belfast and would like to find out more about undertaking treatment overseas with Step 1 Recovery, all you need to do is pick up the phone and call +44 (0) 7914 760631 to start your journey.

Meet The Team

Our multi-disciplined team are all industry-leading experts in their individual fields. They are dedicated to providing you with treatment, support, and care around the clock, for as long as you need it.

Graham Peasey


"If you had told me 15 years ago that I would one day get sober and become the founder of one of the...

Dr Ignacio Poole

Medical Practitioner

Dr Poole has been a European qualified specialist in family and community medicine since 1984. Estab...

Laura Smart

Certified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist

Laura is an experienced Integrative counsellor and group facilitator whose professional and therapeu...

Seth Bolton

Counsellor & Group Facilitator

Seth is a passionate and dedicated counsellor and group facilitator. He specialises in helping peop...

Ronald Clark

Financial Director

Ron brings to Step One Recovery extensive management experience with major multi-national companies ...

Amanda O’Shea

Admissions Manager & Life Coach

As Head of Clinic, Amanda is the lead on the Admission process, coordinates the running of all bespo...

Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter



Matthew Armstrong

Transformation Expert

Matthew has dedicated his life to personal transformation. This lead him to read hundreds of books o...

Simone Beck

Yoga Instructor

Simone is a Yoga teacher trained in the prestigious tradition of Viniyoga. Viniyoga is the art of ad...

Mark Harris



Suzanne Stevens


Working within the food industry and as a Chef for over 25 years’ Suzanne adds a wealth of experie...

Cynthia Souiljaert

Head Housekeeper

Cynthia is very experienced in office management and customer service. She is fluent in six language...

Dominik Sauter

Business Manager

Dominik brings to Step 1 extensive business management expertise with a Bachelors and a Masters degr...

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