With Qatar having heavy penalties for drug use and alcohol that’s strictly regulated, you may think that addictions are rare. However, there’s a vast black market for alcohol in the capital city of Doha, which accounts for nearly 40% of alcohol consumed, and even with a death penalty for trafficking, there are still illegal drugs to be found on the streets. Unfortunately, because of the potential penalties for substance abuse, fewer people seek treatment, and it can be difficult to find effective drug and alcohol rehab in Doha. That’s why so many of Qatar’s population seek help abroad for addictions, and at Step 1 Recovery, we often work with expats and locals who come from the Middle East.
Step 1 Recovery is an excellent choice for those looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Doha, as there are several direct flights from Qatar to Spain. We are based at Villa Camino de la Paz, about an hour from Alicante airport, and offer luxurious, peaceful surroundings where you can start to overcome your addiction problem.
Because of the harsh penalties for drug use in Qatar, as well as its neighbouring countries, it’s often preferable to go abroad for treatment for an addiction to alcohol or drugs. This is because there are often better treatment programmes available outside of the Middle East, giving you the best possible chance of recovery. Spain has become particularly popular as a destination for world-class rehab, and it’s easily accessible from cities like Doha. We can also offer a number of treatments that would be more difficult to access in Doha, due to bans on prescription drugs by the Supreme Council of Health, so you can be sure you get the best possible chance of success.
Another reason why people often come to us is because of the social stigma of addiction. Even in countries with more liberal alcohol or drug laws, you’ll find that those with addictions are often ashamed to seek help, and places like Doha often have tight-knit communities where addictions can be seen as an embarrassment. By going to a treatment and rehabilitation centre overseas, you can avoid having to talk about your issues with friends or co-workers and keep your stay discreet.
When you stay with Step 1 Recovery, we spend time getting to know you and the causes of your addiction, which can be an effective way of getting off drugs or alcohol. There are often complex psychosocial or personal reasons for addiction, and each person with an addiction needs treatment options that are most likely to work for them.
Step 1 Recovery offer an intensive, effective treatment programme that can help you turn your life around. While you stay with us, you’ll go through a detox and have individual therapy such as CBT, as well as group therapy. Our aim is to help you move away from alcohol or drug addiction and start living your life again. There are also holistic treatments on offer, from mindfulness to art therapy, which can teach you useful skills you’ll need outside of rehab to stay sober.
One of the reasons why Step 1 Recovery have an excellent success rate is because we offer great aftercare. If you complete a 28-day programme, you’ll be entitled to a year of free aftercare. We can also look at options such as extended therapy with trained counsellors, or local support groups, all of which can help you stay on track.
Step 1 Recovery have worked hard to create a luxurious, welcoming environment where you can recover. While you may be specifically looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Doha, our centre in Moraira, Spain is an incredibly beautiful place to go through addiction treatments, and it provides a break from your everyday life. While you stay with us, everything is taken care of, from nutritious meals to laundry.
When you stay at Step1 Recovery, you’ll stay in a comfortable, private room with the feel of a luxury hotel. This means you can get plenty of rest while you recover. There’s a pool and grounds where you can soak up some sunshine, and you’ll no doubt see why the Mediterranean is said to have healing powers.
Detox and therapy can be hard work, so we ensure you also get plenty of time to relax and unwind. You can take a swim, have a massage, or join in a yoga session, allowing you to start healing both your body and mind.
It can be difficult to admit you have a problem, but when you are ready to tackle your addiction to alcohol or drugs, you can be sure that Step 1 Recovery will be here and ready to help. Continuing to drink or use drugs if you live in a city such as Doha is incredibly risky, and could get you into serious legal trouble, not to mention the toll on family and your health.
Step 1 Recovery often hear from loved ones of those with addictions who are seeking help for a family member or friend who is in denial. In these cases, we can offer support and may suggest an intervention to try and encourage them into treatment. While rehab works best if the person goes in willingly, sometimes your loved one may simply need encouragement to seek treatment, and they may want to enter rehab because of the threat of legal problems.