For some, this may be the most difficult part because although it includes the administrative process of admission to treatment, it also includes the admission of a problem. In most cases, treatment can be ineffective until the addict acknowledges that he has an...
Alcohol detox, or detoxification, is a mentally demanding task. Suddenly you have to leave a habit behind you (of many years). That takes a lot of strength and discipline. But also physically an alcohol detox is not easy. When you are addicted to alcohol, your body...
The effects and risks of drink, drugs, pills and gambling are indeed different for men and women. An obvious difference is that a woman is on average smaller and weighs less than an average man. A certain dose of alcohol, drugs or medication therefore often has a...
Habits are hard to break. Those who try to cut down on drinking, drugs, pills, gambling or gaming often find that this is not so easy. If you relapse into your old behaviour, it is frustrating. Both for yourself and for the people around you. It may help to gain more...
Any combined use of drink, drugs and pills is risky, as the effect is difficult to predict. This also applies to the combination of stimulants and antidepressants. Antidepressants affect the brain and regulate the absorption and reabsorption of a number of...
It is not the use of or dependence on alcohol or drugs in itself but your work habits that can be a reason for a discussion with your manager or for sanctions. Work and private life In principle, work and free time are separate. Your employer can therefore hardly...
You can have a hereditary predisposition towards addiction. But other things such as upbringing, personality, habits and environment also play an important role in the development of addiction. Influencing addiction In some families, addiction is more common than in...
In this article, we are taking a closer look at what an addiction exactly is and when we call someone an addict. Addiction to substances or habits When is something an addiction? We prefer to say: when are you addicted? Addiction is a disease: it is found in several...
Although alcoholism is a commonly used term, even among the medical community, it is not actually a clinical term. In part this is because the general understanding of the term is of addiction. Instead, the clinical term is alcohol use disorder. A range of problems...
The criteria we use to inform a diagnosis are easy to understand, many of them are applicable for any addiction. There are many criteria, and it’s important to have a free professional assessment from Hacienda Paradiso, but signs that might indicate addiction include...
Where Serenity meets privacy
We believe in a safe and healing environment with a mixture of therapeutic and holistic therapies in the natural surroundings of nature. There is an answer for everything and we find the solution.
Discover the possibilities of our bespoke, private treatment.
Psychiatrist assessment by arrival
1x (mandatory treatment if needed after assessment not included)
Blood test by arrival
Clean bed linen and towels
Room and bathroom disinfection
Fresh prepared food by our chefs on sight
Pick up and drop off service airport
Laundry and ironing
Bespoke recovery plan
Use of mobile phone
Hiking, bike riding, yoga, fitness