David P – Marbella, Spain
I started looking for help for my long-term cocaine use problem after realising i couldn’t just stop stop using on my own. I had been using for around 18/19years with the last 5 years or so being what I think anyone would describe as heavy use.
I was not sure what I was Looking for but as | Live in the Marbella area I wanted somewhere in Spain that I could go for treatment 24/7 for a bit as hourly sessions occasionally (like a dentist appointment) just don’t work.
I emailed four places initially to find out availability and costs etc. Three emailed me back a PDF with costs and ways to pay. two within in an hour, one within 4 hours. Villa Paradisio was not one of the three that emailed me back.
Instead Charlotte called me on the phone. My initial response was not to answer but let it ring. Then I realised that maybe that meant I was not tackling my problem. I asked her to call back on txt. She did and I am VERY glad she did.
She asked me what was wrong and what could she do to help me, she didn’t talk to me about costs and she didn’t try and force anything on me, she listened and instantly I knew this was where I needed to go. 1 Day later I checked in and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The villa, the setting and all the staff made me feel at ease and not embarrassed to be there.
Over my time there the treatment I received from Charlotte has allowed me to leave there and not only not use Cocaine again but I can genuinely say I don’t want to anymore. I was not sure what to expect from this experience as I have never done it and hopefully thanks to everyone there I will never have to in the future. It is not an exaggeration to say Charlotte saved my Marriage and I will be forever grateful. I didn’t think ‘therapy’ would be for me and I am not the type to talk about my feelings or problems. I wanted to get better though and thanks to the way the sessions were with Charlotte I made great progress and got to the bottom of a lot of things.
Chris the Operations Director is one of there most genuine and stand up guys I have met in years and I was frankly taken aback but the way he looked after me and how much he genuinely cares about helping people. This is not some throwaway glib comment about nice staff, too be clear I mean the rare thing of someone who has actually decided to try and help other people and gives his focus and time on helping you what ever it takes.
I couldn’t not mention my friend Ricardo who took take me walking in the Hills and on the beach. The man makes a mean Brazilian barbecue and is one of the nicest guys I have ever met.
In conclusion if your reading this and think you need help then you do. If you are not sure were to go then I wasn’t either but trust me this is the place if you want to change your life.
Over a month now since I left and life is good. I don’t want to use and I don’t think I ever will again. THAT is down to my time here. Simple as that. Good Luck.