Drug Rehab

The facts about drug addiction

Drug addiction can steal a lot from an individual and their family – including their personality, job and finance. Drugs can have dangerous physical and psychological effects on a user, resulting in behavioural changes such as paranoia, secrecy, over-confidence, irritability, mood swings and depression depending on the type of drug you use. Addictive substances can also have long-lasting physical effects on the body depending on the substance being taken and the length of time it is used for.

How do I know if I need drug rehab?

Signs that you or a loved one may require help or residential rehabilitation for drug use include:

  • Attending work, college, university etc. under the influence of drugs
  • Behavioural changes such as secrecy, aggression, paranoia, wearing long sleeved clothing to cover the body, lack of motivation, change in eating patterns or no appetite, loss of libido, lying about drug use, weight loss and depression
  • Attempting to carry on with normal family life under the influence of drugs
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not taking drugs
  • Extreme depression and/or suicidal thoughts

These are just a few of the potential physical and psychological symptoms of drug use. If you or someone you love might have a drug addiction, we can help at our residential rehab centre at Step 1 Recovery in Spain, and encourage you to give us a call. We have a compassionate approach to every kind of drug addiction and offer residential treatment that involves mindfulness and holistic therapies. Working together, we can help you or a family member to recover and live a life that no longer involves drugs.

Your guide to drug rehab with us

When we first begin to work with you we will discuss the nature of your addiction in detail to determine its severity and if you are currently experiencing health problems. If you have had previous drug addiction treatment, we will discuss this and how you found the process, and also talk about any occasions when you have previously visited a doctor and tried to get help through a NHS route. You will be assigned a therapist who can give you 24/7 support and will talk you through the different treatment options available and offer you a bespoke treatment plan, which will cover the detoxification process and how it will affect you along with details on the detox programme, as well as any anxiety or other mental health symptoms you may be experiencing.

We offer our clients in-client treatment at our centre, so we can focus on your drug rehab programme properly by having you stay with us in luxurious and comfortable accommodation. How long you stay is up to you, but we will happily advise how long we think you need based on your initial consultation with us. Every person is different, but we always advise that you stay for long enough for us to focus on the mental side of your drug addiction to prevent relapse and to give you a different way of thinking about drug use. When it comes to treating the physical effects on your body, your symptoms should generally improve within two weeks, although this again will vary depending on the degree of psychological addiction to drugs and the severity of your withdrawal symptoms.

You will receive complete care and compassion from our outstanding staff, who have been chosen for their professionalism and knowledge of drug addiction and rehabilitation. You may find that treatment is intense, as you will be required to undertake long sessions of therapy every day during your stay, but we feel this is essential to guarantee success in your journey. You will also attend group therapy sessions, sessions with your family (should you wish), and undergo cognitive behavioural therapy to help you understand your addiction to drugs and the choices you have made to date.

When you stay with us at our retreat in Teulada, we will be understanding and sympathetic and will ensure that you receive the best treatment, whether you are staying for a short time or a good few weeks. Our staff will make sure that you always feel safe, secure and healthy. We will discuss detox therapies and psychotherapy so that you can change your attitude towards drugs and kick the habit for good. We want your drug rehabilitation to be as comfortable and enriching as possible. Our professional team are very experienced in planning detoxes that help and support those that want to emancipate themselves from any kind of drug addiction. We can give you effective guidance through a bespoke programme that focuses on healing your body, mind and soul with holistic practices, helping you to walk away from drug abuse for good and live a healthy life.

We are based in the sunny Costa Brava – a relaxing haven in Teulada where spending time in a warm and nourishing climate can work wonders on both mind and spirit. Our stunning retreat at the Villa Camino de la Paz has been designed to give you the very best in luxurious comfort while you recover in the Spanish sunshine. We encourage mindfulness activities such as meditation, counselling and yoga to re-adjust your mindset and help you focus on relaxation and recuperation. Our retreat has a gym, health and beauty services and a pool, so you will have lots of calming day to day activities to keep your mind occupied.

If you are suffering from a drug addiction or a drug and alcohol addiction, we can provide a sustainable recovery plan which will provide a long term solution to your addiction problem.

Our centre is based near Alicante, Spain and is just over an hour away from Valencia.

By receiving treatment at our drug rehab centre in Spain you will be far away from any distractions which could cause a potential relapse. Get in touch with our team and start your recovery in our beautiful rehab clinic now.

Our staff

Our well-qualified, helpful and supportive staff are why we have been able to successfully cure so many people of their drug addictions. All of our staff members are deeply passionate and committed in supporting their clients at all times. We select our team for their experience and dedication to addiction therapy, as well as their sympathetic and positive approach to getting you back to being yourself. All of our staff exercise the utmost discretion at all times, as well as understanding. Reach out to us today to find out how our team of addiction specialists can help you or someone you love with a determined or suspected drug addiction so that we can help you begin the process of positive rehabilitation.

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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