Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Spain
Attending rehab in Spain is a completely different experience to completing treatment in the UK. There are some obvious advantages such as the climate and the anonymity of a foreign rehab facility. However, the distance from home and the different treatment options are not for everyone.
When you reach out to OK Rehab, we will explain the process of completing treatment in Spain in as much detail as possible. Consequently, you will be able to make an informed choice based on your personal experiences.
If you have a family member who is struggling with addiction, you could recommend that they make the most of the support in Spain. Though you cannot force them to seek help, explaining the benefits of Spanish drug and alcohol rehabs may plant a seed in their minds.
How to Prepare for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Spain
Pursuing recovery is a serious commitment as it is, but doing it in Spain is another level of devotion. This means you must assess whether it is the right decision for you before jumping into it. Here are some things you can do to ease your anxiety:
1. Do your research
If you explore the OK Rehab website, you will learn everything you need to know about drug and alcohol rehab. Most of these things, such as the required detox and therapy, can be applied to Spain. However, it is also a good idea to look up common treatments for addiction in Spain as some of them will differ from methods employed in the UK.
2. Speak to our advisors
Asking for help should be as stress-free as possible, so if you lack the time and energy to research about Spanish rehab, we encourage you to ask us everything you want to know over the phone. Our advisors are treatment experts so they are equipped to respond to your enquiries in great detail. However, if there is anything they are unsure of, they will dedicate time to researching your question.
3. Find a travel companion
Many people fear travelling alone to rehab as the lack of support can be disheartening. If possible, taking someone with you to Spain is an excellent idea. Having a friend or family member nearby will serve as a healthy reminder that you are loved and supported in your recovery. If you choose to do this, make sure you bring someone who wants you to get sober to avoid being tempted into relapse.
What Happens at Residential Rehab in Spain?
The general stages of residential rehab in Spain are parallel to the British process. First, you undergo a physical detox to cleanse your system of harmful substances. Then, you engage with daily therapy sessions both individually and in groups.
The specific types of therapy may differ as different countries prefer different approaches. However, the basic types such as counselling and psychotherapy are offered in most centres.
As always, if you have a particular type of therapy in mind that you would like to try, be sure to inform our advisors and they will find a facility that provides this for you.
Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Spain
As Spain is easily accessible from the UK, you don’t have to worry about the financial side of travelling as much as you would with other countries. It is easy to find an affordable flight to Spain at short notice, so your recovery doesn’t have to be delayed.
All inpatient centres in Spain are government-regulated, therefore you can rely on high-quality treatment. Just as in the UK, you have many options regarding the location of treatment. You could attend rehab in Madrid, Barcelona, Andalusia, Valencia, Ibiza, and many other parts of Spain.
How Does Rehab in Spain Differ from Rehab in the UK?
Drug and alcohol rehabs in Spain tend to be more budget-friendly than their British counterparts. This means that they are more accessible to everyone, so you will meet people from all backgrounds at rehab and learn from their diverse life experiences.
The weather has a huge impact on our mental well-being. We all know that vitamin D contributes to our happiness, so completing treatment in a hot country is less taxing on your mental health. What’s more, when the weather is consistently good, you can participate in outdoor activities such as sports and walking. This will help you to destress after a day of intense therapy sessions.
3. Distance from home
One potential downside of Spanish rehab is that you will be away from home, which means being away from family and work commitments. It may be harder to negotiate time off with work if you have to account for extra travelling days.
For some people, this can be overwhelming. However, it’s important to note that you could be in a similar situation in the UK if your chosen rehab centre does not make time for family visits or family therapy.
How Does OK Rehab Find an Appropriate Treatment Centre in Spain?
We use one main superpower to ensure we can locate a centre that honours your preferences: questions. Asking plenty of questions allows us to learn what you want out of treatment and what you absolutely do not want.
For example, if you state that you are dealing with severe addiction and your mental health is deteriorating, we will find an intense facility that specialises in your mental health condition.
Another thing that makes us stand out is that we present you with the options and allow you to make the decision for yourself. Though we strongly recommend residential rehab in Spain, we are not averse to referring people for a home detox or outpatient treatment if this is something you desire.
Ultimately, you are the one who will have to face the challenges of recovery, so you get to decide which type of treatment to pursue.
Taking the Next Step
Call us for a free initial assessment where we will discuss topics such as: the severity of your addiction, the timeframe of your addiction, the current state of your physical and mental health, and any treatment preferences you may already have. On this phone call, we will also explain rehab in Spain in much more detail so that you can get a better picture of how it works.
Fortunately, we liaise with treatment facilities all over Spain, so you have plenty of choice when it comes to the area of treatment. From Ibiza to Madrid, there are a wealth of centres that are waiting to receive your referral request.
As we guide you through the process of seeking professional help, remember that you can always change your mind. If you aren’t ready for rehab, we can organise a lower-intensity form of treatment for you.
Similarly, if you realise you would rather attend rehab in the UK than Spain, our advisors will happily switch their research focus to drug and alcohol rehabs in the UK. We understand how stressful it is to ask for help so we make it as easy as possible for you to approach us.
Why not make the call today and get one step closer to feeling the freedom of sober living?
You can contact our team today for more help and guidance on 0800 326 5559.