Drug and Alcohol Rehab Saudi Arabia | Step 1 Recovery Centre

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Saudi Arabia

If you are living in Saudi Arabia and require drug or alcohol rehab, it can be difficult to know where to look for help. In Saudi Arabia there are extreme penalties for the importing and possession of illegal drugs, with hard lines taken on the consumption of alcohol, too. The consumption of alcohol and drugs is against Sharia Law, but there is still alcohol and drug abuse present in the country, even though the figures may be low in comparison to Western countries.

In a UNODC drug report compiled in 2006, 0.4% of Saudi Arabians used amphetamines, 0.3% took cannabis, and 0.06% took opiate drugs such as heroin. Due to the country’s strict drinking laws, there is also a black market for alcohol, fuelled by home-brewing and secret trading. Over 200,000 Saudi Arabians have been classified as drug addicts, with only 6% completing rehab treatment. This may be a result of general attitudes in the country towards drug addiction, which are reported to be a combination of denial and intolerance, with a stigma attached to those suffering from an addiction.

Saudi Arabia does not have the multitude of rehab programmes that are available in countries such as the UK and Spain, so those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction may not know where to turn for support. It is therefore not uncommon for people living in Saudi Arabia with a drug addiction to seek drug or alcohol rehab in clinics abroad. If you are one of these people, we suggest checking in to our luxurious retreat at Step One Recovery on the Costa Brava in Spain.

If you are struggling to come to terms with a drug or alcohol addiction and you do not know where to turn, we can give you the help and support you need in world-class facilities that offer the best in ultimate luxury. At our first-class Mediterranean retreat you will not be judged, and we will always treat you with the utmost discretion and compassion. Our recovery programmes focus on holistic methods such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation, so that you can learn to love your body again and leave your addiction behind you for good.

We offer life-saving treatments for addiction that have been successful time and again through being evidence-based, and always give our clients unrivalled support. Our team of staff consists of nurses, doctors, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, gym teachers and counsellors. With the right team behind you, you can begin your journey to success.

What should I expect from rehab?

We can offer you rehab facilities that are first-class and the very best in luxury and comfort. We have everything to make your stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible in Spain’s Costa Brava. Here you’ll find inner peace and tranquillity as you relax in sub-tropical gardens beneath the palm trees. Our environment is far from clinical, and more like a five-star retreat that really feels like home.

All of our bedrooms boast private en-suite facilities and the finest furnishings, with stunning sea views that enhance the feeling of positive well-being. Boutique toiletries, Egyptian cotton towels, sumptuously soft sheets and calming rooms filled with light all come as standard here. You will be assigned a private chef who will prepare and cook gourmet cuisine that your body needs to recover to full health. You will also be assigned two members of our supportive staff who will help you on your journey. Your recovery is our cause.

During your stay with us at our retreat you will be involved in different kinds of therapy sessions with our staff. You will be given the opportunity to talk to other in-patients at our centre and our counsellors about your feelings and your relationship with drugs/alcohol. We will also encourage you to take part in mindful activities which can help you to re-adjust your thinking so that you can avoid thoughts of drink and drugs and move on with positivity.

In between therapy sessions you can take some time to relax in the swimming pool or gym, watch a film in the cinema, meditate in our sub-tropical gardens or enjoy the sundeck. We also offer our in-patients chauffeur-driven services to ensure you arrive at the retreat in luxurious comfort, while daily laundry service is included during your stay, too.

Do I need rehab?

If you are based in Saudi Arabia and are worried about your alcohol or drug use, you may be thinking about rehab, but worrying about the difficulty of withdrawal symptoms. It is a common concern to feel apprehensive about withdrawal symptoms when entering rehab, but rest assured that you will be supported and encouraged at all times if you enter a secure facility. It can be very dangerous if you try to abruptly stop drink or drug abuse and suddenly starve your body of substances it is craving.

At Step One Recovery we successfully help people cope with the symptoms of withdrawal as a result of detox. Our team can advise and support you when times get tough, and can help you to undertake a safe detoxing process. We can even give you other medications to ease the symptoms you are experiencing to make you feel more comfortable. You may experience withdrawal symptoms such as the following during your stay at our retreat, which you should prepare for as part of your recovery:

  • Sweats
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling hot and cold
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Tremors/shaking
  • Difficulty sleeping

What therapies will I undertake?

Depending on your personal needs and requirements, we will use therapies such as meditation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), yoga, speech therapy/talking in groups and Tai-Chi to help you move forward and fully recover. All our therapies are holistic and are designed to heal your body and mind in tandem. Mindfulness will help you to focus your thoughts so you stay determined in your mission to beat your addiction, while our speech therapies will help encourage acceptance.

What happens when I have left the centre?

We will continue to work together through our aftercare programme to make sure that you stay focused and determined in your rehab. As part of the aftercare, you may be required to attend additional therapy sessions or spend further time with us at the retreat. You will also have round-the-clock support from us at Step One Recovery, which you can access by just giving us a call.

How do I get started?

Are you looking for alcohol and drug rehab services in Saudi Arabia? We can help straight away at Step One Recovery so that you can get the support you require. Get in touch with us today on +44 (0) 7914 760631 and we can have you or a loved one on the way to our facility in Spain within the same day.

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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