Drug and Alcohol Rehab Doha | Step 1 Recovery Centre

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Doha

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.


Treatment abroad

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.


Going through rehab

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.


Effective treatment at our Mediterranean villa

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.


Getting help today

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.

If you are looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Doha and would like to find out more about Step 1 Recovery, call the team in the UK on +44 (0) 7914 760631 or in Spain on +34 672 637 647.

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


Mark has spent 20 years within the 5* restaurant market gaining experience that includes The Savoy, ...

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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