Specialist Drug and Alcohol Rehab center in Spain

Serving clients and their families with dignity, respect and privacy – Villa Paradiso

Villa Paradiso is a specialist residential treatment centre specialising in providing treatment for addictions and trauma. Our experienced team offers effective addiction treatment in a very private, discreet and rejuvenating environment. We do not publically reveal the address for confidentiality reasons but we can say it is nestled in the stunning Andalucian mountains between Marbella and Málaga, overlooking the southern Spain coastline.

Please take a few moments to read more in our double page spread of the Home and Lifestyle Magazine, November 2018.

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Effective Drug & Alcohol addiction treatment for United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emiratis find effective, compassionate, and affordable rehabilitation treatment for drug and Alcohol addiction at Villa Paradiso

The United Arab Emirates, which is also referred to as the Emirates or simply UAE, boasts a growing population of over 9 million individuals today. But the most interesting figure to consider is that of those 9 million residents, 1.4 million of them are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million of them are expatriates! The Islamic-ruled nation has always maintained strict control over concerns like dress code, public decency, and drug and alcohol consumption. Sharia law is the overriding legal code, and the punishment for drug use is incredibly severe.

Drug possession or use is 100% forbidden in the UAE, and the civil and criminal punishments for being caught either with drugs or under the influence of drugs is a major deterrent for most Emirati. Unfortunately, not all residents of the UAE are able to manage their addictions, and can face serious jail time as a result. Most drug offences can land an offender in jail for at least four years, with more serious drug-related charges triggering 10 years or more behind bars. Trafficking in drugs can even initiate sentences as severe as life in prison or even death. Obviously there is a problem, and as Dubai is a major international hub for business and travel, there is a real opportunity for drug abusers to gain access to illicit drugs.

Since drugs are so taboo in the UAE, Emiratis who find themselves addicted to drugs often stay quiet about their affliction. Instead of seeking help or asking their families to support their rehabilitation, they suffer quietly and don’t do anything about it until it is too late. According to the National Rehabilitation Centre of the UAE, 5.3% of the total deaths in the Emirates each year are related to alcohol or illegal drug abuse. Unfortunately, there aren’t any good answers in the UAE for addicts who want help. The social stigma alone prevents most Emiratis from seeking help. But there is an answer – Villa Paradiso

Why Villa Paradiso is the right choice for Emiratis

This incredible treatment centre is located in Southern Spainand is a worlds renowned facility that is dedicated to helping patients who desire an effective and affordable solution to their drug addiction. Patients who choose Villa Paradiso to combat their drug addiction will discover a world-class treatment and rehabilitation centre that is located in a serene corner of Southern Spain where patients will find a soothing environment, Beautiful Private accommodations, and a peaceful and relaxing energy that helps their journey toward an addiction-free lifestyle.

The idea is simple – to deliver an incomparable treatment program in a comfortable and calming environment that is ideal for helping patients recover from their addiction. Finally, one that prides itself on complete confidentiality !

At Villa Paradiso , The English-language program combines a standard 12-step treatment program with physical therapy, holistic treatments, and more, and draws upon the expertise of professional therapists, drug addiction counsellors, medical doctors, and concierge staff.

While patients at Villa Paradiso will be busy working through the various components of treatment during their alcohol addiction rehab treatment, they can participate in many planned outings.. Patients will reside comfortably within private, En suite accommodation and the quiet, serene setting nestled in the beautiful mountains of Spain overlooking the breathtaking beaches it is the perfect environment for a comfortable and effective rehabilitation program.

Addiction In The Hospitality Industry – Anthony Bourdain

In a work environment where breaks and meals are few and far between, customers are drinking excessively, and late night hours are the norm, it might not come as a surprise to find that the hospitality industry is ranked among the highest in the U.K for heavy drinking, illicit drug abuse, and substance use disorders leading to further mental health matters , depression, severe anxiety and sadly suicide.

The world has been hit with sad news that Anthony Bourdain has lost his personal struggle with mental health matters.

Anthony Bourdain Mental Health Suicide

The eloquent, urbane and eminently watchable Anthony Bourdain made no secret of his past struggles with addiction. A heroin addict for several years, he had written about use of marijuana, cocaine and other substances during his roller-coaster career as a chef in New York kitchens.

It is a sad statistic that a growing number of chefs are using drugs or alcohol to help “come down” from the adrenaline rush of that stressful syndrome.

Do you hear yourself saying this, “I don’t sleep a lot. I party a lot. But, at the same time, I work a lot. I never miss work because of my addiction.”. This is a rising problem with drug addiction

Or do you hear yourself saying this, “I often find myself having wind-down drinks after service”. This is sadly the spring-board for many into full-blown alcoholism

Signs Of Substance Abuse Within The Hospitality Industry

It’s estimated that one in four professionals has personal knowledge of a work colleague using drugs on the job. No matter what happens, beating addiction is the most important step right now, and it might even save your life. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the hospitality industry, contact us to learn more.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX – IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE

Most drug and all alcohol addictions require a phase of detoxification at the start of the rehabilitation process.

At Villa Paradiso we strongly believe this is a vital and safe way to begin your journey into recovery.

This stage of detox is designed to remove all traces of drugs and alcohol from the body. In some cases, maintenance medication may be given to ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with certain drugs, including cocaine, prescription drugs and heroin

The severity of the Detox Process varies according to:

  • The individual’s unique body composition and metabolism.
  • The particular drug and dosage that was being used.
  • How long the drug has been taken.
  • If there are any other addictions involved.

Detoxification at Villa Paradiso is a safe process under experienced medical supervision with our specialist medical team led by our Doctor Dr Hallin.

Since detox for certain individuals and substances can be potentially very severe — and in some cases, deadly — it’s not advised for individuals to detox on their own at home. 

The Growing Problem of Prescribed Drug Addiction

Is it possible that you or someone you love is addicted to prescription drugs.Most of us take prescription drugs only for the reason the doctor intended. Nevertheless, an estimated 48 million people (aged 12 and older), according to the National Institute on drug abuse have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in their lifetime. That figure represents approximately 20% of the Uk population.

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in prescription drug misuse or abuse. This increase has led to a corresponding increase in A & E visits because of accidental overdoses as well as admissions to drug treatment programs for drug addictions.Medication abuse is not always some thing people expect after a long period on medication.

Here at Villa Paradiso we will look at the medication and reason for long term prescription and find a none addictive medication to treat the medical problem.

Our team will do a full medical review as well as therapy looking at the affects of the medication and any underline addiction issues.

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease It causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the addicted person as well as the people around that person. The abuse of drugs — even prescription drugs — leads to changes in the structure and function of the brain.

For most people, the initial decision to take prescription drugs is voluntary. Over a period of time, however, changes in the brain caused by repeated drug abuse affect a person’s self control and ability to make sound decisions. While this is going on, the person continues to experience intense impulses to take more drugs.

Here at Villa Paradiso we focus on the person and not the addiction,looking at there coping skills and new ways to manage pain safely.we will do full medication reviews and assess pain management drugs.

Supporting people to not abuse any prescribed medication and feel confident to challenge long term prescribing.

Mathew Idle
Lead Therapist
Villa Paradiso

Spanish rehabilitation centre adopts Karify platform

Original Article from: Karify – https://www.karify.com/blog/spanish-rehabilitation-centre-adopts-karify-platform/

 

We are proud to announce a new international collaboration with the Spanish drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre Villa Paradiso. Karify will support the alcohol addiction treatment of Villa Paradiso online, for instance by means of a customised Intake program. The implementation process has already started and the first patients are being invited to start off soon.

We spoke with Geraldine Darby, Clinic Manager of Villa Paradiso about their choice for digital care.

Why did you choose Karify’s platform?

“Here at Villa Paradiso, we believe in strong aftercare and continuous work on each client’s recovery.

With Karify from the minute we discussed our working relationship between our two companies, it was soon apparent we had the same attitude and belief in how important ongoing support for our clients is. We were very pleased to be informed that Karifyhase implemented a system to allow us to input our own personal online support modules and work with us to platform our recovery model and onward support.”

Villa Paradiso has many years of experience in the field of addiction treatment. Their professional treatment takes place in a marvellous villa in the beautiful Marbella. Privacy and discretion, together with personalised care, are, after all, the central elements of their treatment.

What is, according to you, the added value of telepsychiatry/eHealth?

“Recovery is a lifelong process and ongoing aftercare is important for re-enter into social circles and community.

Different challenges can come up in someone’s recovery and be able to connect and get some new tools via Karify will support an ongoing recovery process.”

Flower Villa Paradiso

How do clients of the Centre for Telepsychiatry encounter Karify during the intake process?

“We will use Karify at the beginning of the assessment process, letting clients use it and identify some of the issues or triggers that have brought them to want to engage in treatment, letting them feel comfortable and understand the work we do. This helps to add extra vital support and build up a connection ready for them to feel comfortable to enter treatment.”

What could be the biggest challenge of implementing the platform/eHealth in your opinion?

“Here at Villa Paradiso, we have worked closely with Karify on every step of the process to set up our online support network.

We have worked closely together on developing the programmes which can be accessed. We are confident that this will support the work we do at Villa Paradiso.”

Your family and friends love you.

“Your family and friends love you, and they just want the best for you and don’t want to lose you.” If you can relate to this or know someone who may be please contact us we are here to help with the contact details on please.

You can reach us on + 34 689 806 769 or call our helpline on 0808 1646848.

Our email is: info@villaparadisospain.com.

Original Article by: Huffington Post – https://t.co/janLOeG3Qi

The loved ones of a Montreal woman made space in her obituary to encourage people suffering from addictions to seek help.

Catherine Soful died on Dec. 20, 2017 at the age of 34. Described as a bartender and waitress with a passionate spirit and love for the colour yellow, Soful also struggled with addiction and depression.

The obituary, published online by Kearney Funeral Services, states that Soful’s recreational drug use quickly became an addiction, leading to an accidental, fatal overdose on fentanyl-laced cocaine.

“Catherine was a great person and didn’t deserve this. Her addiction defined her death, but it will not define her memory,” the obituary says. “Her family hopes that others like Catherine can learn from this.”

The obituary goes on to ask others who are struggling to reach out to their loved ones and local support groups, and take safety measures if they can’t stop using.

“Your family and friends love you, and they just want the best for you and don’t want to lose you.”

Canada is currently in the midst of an opioid crisis that claims lives every day. In 2016, 2,458 people died of opioid overdoses.

Your family and friends love you, and they just want the best for you and don’t want to lose you.
“The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health emergency,” the federal government’s website says.

Anyone who uses drugs can be at risk of overdosing, according to the government. This includes addicts and recreational users, as well as first-time users and people who don’t follow medical instructions in taking their prescriptions.

Naxolone kits can temporarily reverse overdoses until medical help arrives.
The federal government is working to improve how they track overdose numbers. They’ve approved 29 new safe injection sites and increased access to naloxone kits, which can temporarily reverse overdoses until medical help arrives.

Individuals can help loved ones with addictions by getting their own emergency naloxone kits and carrying them at all times.

Soful is survived by her parents and sister. Her memorial will be held on Monday.

 

The Christmas period is a time of fun families and sharing the good times.

Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Centre

The Christmas period is a time of fun families and sharing the good times.

It’s also a time when people feel most alone and revalue their lives and consider making those January changes. It can be the hardest decision of a persons life to face their fears and truly look into the mirror and ask themselves is this what I want for the next year and so on.

Being lost in a place you truly don’t belong and longing for that freedom to change. Here at Villa Paradiso, we are here to support you to achieve your goals and become that person. We can support you to make that decision and give you the understanding and tool to maintain the life you truly want.

Maybe it’s time to give yourselves that special gift of recovery let this be your time to shine and bring happiness to everyone, but most importantly to yourself.

You are worth recovery.

We are open all over the Christmas period our support. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those in need of support and connection. We are here to listen and talk with you – do not ever feel alone. If you just need someone to talk too our qualified members of the team are at the end of the phone. We offer our clients a personal, professional, friendly, discreet and completely confidential service at all times.

You can reach us on + 34 689 806 769 or call our helpline on 0808 1646848.

Our email is: info@villaparadisospain.com.

What is the true cost of alcohol at Christmas?

The festive period is here again, with a full diary of Christmas events and office parties. The time of year when you can let your hair down and speak freely and simply blame the alcohol.

If we do we actually take a moment to think of the bigger picture and really understand the risks and damaging effect this period can have on your health and well being.

Do we support friend and work colleges who may struggle during this festival period? Ask yourself would you wish any of the below on to anyone?

Alcohol-related hospital admissions can skyrocket over Christmas when excessive drinking costs the NHS millions. An estimated 1.8 million married couples and cohabiting partners will consider splitting up, with drink-fuelled rows often finally bringing things to a head.

An average of 30,000 people die each year from alcohol misuse-related illnesses and incidents, with many of these fatalities occurring between mid-December and early January.

Interestingly, 3.18pm on Christmas Day is the specific time when the majority of family drink-driven arguments start behind the front doors of Britain over the festive period, which proves that alcohol-related incidents are not solely night-time events!

Extreme alcohol consumption (and related behaviour) makes Christmas a time when domestic abuse peaks; this can be both physical and emotional abuse committed by both sexes
According to the Association of Chief Police Officers, drink- (and drug-) driving arrests over Christmas and New Year in 2017 amounted to over 7000 across England alone. That is 7000+ potentially deadly law-breaking acts in about a fortnight

That last statistic is particularly alarming, isn’t it? With the celebrations seeming to start earlier and earlier each year, police forces everywhere are now forced to launch and enforce month-long drink-driving monitoring campaigns (which often extend into early January, when New Year revelry can sometimes last an entire week).

Maybe make this Christmas one to remember and celebrate it responsibly with your loved ones.

And always think of the people who might be struggling and offer them support. Maybe give them the gift of recovery and support them to begin their journey.

If you feel that you, a friend or loved one are affected by any of these issues please do not hesitate to reach out to us for support. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week including over the festive period. Call our helpline on freephone number 0808 1646848 or +34 689 806769.
Email info@villaparadisospain.com. All calls and emails are completely confidential.

Be safe and have a peaceful Christmas from the team Villa Paradiso.

Actress Danniella Westbrook feels “strong and happy” at Villa Paradiso

Fans of Eastenders will remember Danniella Westbrook’s role as Sam Mitchell in the long-running soap opera. The star has been struggling with addiction for a number of years, but she is determined that 2017 will be the year when she “kicks all addictions and demons once and for all”, and she chose Villa Paradiso in the Mijas hills as the place to do it.

It is evident from everything the press has published about Danniella that she has not had an easy time. As she told the Metro newspaper, taking part in Channel 5’s ‘In Therapy’ series “cost me a lot of heartache, painful childhood memories and trauma that the show didn’t fix.” Combine something like this with a disastrous marriage, health issues and the loss of a baby, as well as the break up with the love of her life, and it is understandable that Danniella has reached the point where she feels the time has come to be make a commitment to her health, for her own sake as well as that of her children, family and friends.

She confessed on her Twitter account that making the decision to return to rehab was scary, but she needed to face her fears to gain a new quality of life and the freedom to live without addictions. Volunteering to enter a rehab programme is never an easy decision for anyone struggling with addiction and when they do decide, it is necessary to support them because, as Danniella said, “We all make mistakes– that’s life –but it’s what we choose to do about those mistakes that counts.”

Danniella has spent almost one month at Villa Paradiso and told the media that she was not only drug-free, but also feeling happy and strong. As part of the rehab process, she had one-on-one meetings with therapists and undertook some intense work on her past issues. As she came to the end of her process, she told everyone, “I’m having a great time. I’m in a wonderful place here at Villa Paradiso and I’m truly blessed again, but thank you one and all for everything.”

Please contact us at Villa Paradiso if you’d like to turn your life around.