Do you live in Italy? Are you worried about a friend or family member? If you want to get away and seek treatment outside Italy, we can help. Step One Recovery is a leading provider of private drug and alcohol rehab, providing expert treatments to help beat addiction. We run addiction clinics in Spain, as well as in other parts of Europe.
It takes courage to admit you have an addiction, but attending rehab will be the best decision you ever make. We’ve helped thousands of people beat drug and alcohol addictions. Why not be one of them?
Why do people choose residential rehab? The answer is simple; they can’t beat addiction on their own. Addiction is an illness. Your life has hit rock bottom, and sometimes it takes a family member, friend or colleague to push you in the right direction. If your addiction takes over your life, you’ll know it’s time to seek help.
Private residential rehab aims to help drug users or alcoholics kick their addiction in a calm and relaxing environment to make them feel better.
Many people living in Italy travel to Spain to get the help they need to live a drug and alcohol-free life. At Step One Recovery, we combine drug or alcohol detox with counselling, group therapy, bespoke treatments and an aftercare support package to help you beat addiction.
People usually stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre until they feel ready to leave. Some stay for a few weeks if they have a mild addiction, whilst others stay for up to three months.
When you book in for your initial assessment, an addiction specialist will ask you questions about your addiction and its circumstances. You must be honest. Don’t hide anything; our team aren’t easily shocked, and many of them have experience with addiction, so they know what you’re going through. Once they have sufficient information, they’ll suggest a length of stay in line with your budget. If you want to stay longer, or if your specialist thinks you need a little more time, you can extend your booking.
Our drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Spain admit two types of patients; inpatients who live near a clinic and visit every day for treatment, and outpatients —those travelling from further afield, such as Italy, where it’s impractical to return home every day.
Addicts usually crave drugs or alcohol, and many can’t function if they don’t drink or use drugs regularly. Cravings to abuse drugs or alcohol take over their life, affecting work, relationships and family life. When you arrive at rehab, you’ll start a detox. It’ll usually last a few weeks if you have a severe dependency, but it could be a few days if your addiction isn’t long-standing or severe.
We’re not going to lie; a detox is challenging, but it’s the starting point of recovery. An addict is used to abusing their body and filling it with toxins. You’ll most likely feel ill when you stop drinking or taking drugs. Medical professionals supervise your detox and give you medicine to help ease physical withdrawal symptoms. Counsellors work with you, giving you techniques to keep your mental health in check and ride the mentally challenging wave of the withdrawal process.
What happens after detox? This is where the healing process begins. Counselling, family and group therapy, and support groups help you get to the root of your addiction and give you tools for a happy and sober life.
Many people living in Italy choose treatment in Spain because they want to get away for a while and find a new place to recover. Drug and alcohol addiction negatively affects your mental health. If you were anxious and depressed in the first place, drugs and alcohol make it much worse. In extreme cases, people feel suicidal.
You may have been taking medication to help ease anxiety, depression, anger or paranoia. Adding large amounts of alcohol or drugs to the mix will plummet your mental health. The good news is that rehab helps you manage your mental health. In some cases, treatment makes you feel the best you’ve felt in years.
Step One Recovery employs the best psychiatrists, counsellors and therapists that specialise in addiction. They’ll work with you to help you understand your thoughts and behaviour and give you tools to make you feel strong again. Recovering addicts learn so much about themselves in therapy and the reasons that drive them to drink or misuse drugs.
You may try complementary therapies such as yoga, meditation or acupuncture to improve your focus and help you to relax.
All rehab clinics offer support groups where people in recovery help and learn from each other. Meeting recovering addicts is often inspiring and helps people feel less alone, knowing that others are in the same boat.
Many people leave rehab in Spain feeling optimistic about the future. It can be daunting leaving the comfort of rehab, but our aftercare programme will support you every step of the way. You’ll receive up to 12 months of free aftercare; in other words, support from us when you return home to Italy.
Returning home can be a comfort, but it’s often the most challenging part of long-term recovery. Previous people, places and temptations still exist, and you’ll have to work hard to avoid your triggers, so you don’t relapse. We’ll connect you with support groups close to where you live in Italy, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA.). You’ll continue attending individual counselling meetings, either in person at a venue to suit you, or via Skype, with your regular counsellor in Spain.
Keen to learn more about our drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Spain? Our admissions team can talk you through our Spanish locations and find the perfect one for you. Call our team in Italy on 0330 107 2950, or email email@example.com.