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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 addiction and that he wants to be free of it. It is an essential step for the addict to have that goal and to keep striving towards it, even if there are setbacks.

Admission to addiction treatment in Málaga

The process of admission to addiction treatment in Malaga can be exhausting.

It covers all aspects of the addict’s life, looking at their addiction history, as well as their overall physical and mental health. When dealing with addiction, it is important to keep any co-occurring disorders under control, as these can often make recovery difficult.

Depression, for example, may have led the patient to self-medicate to cause the addiction and may recur after detox, making relapse more likely. Choosing addiction treatment in Malaga with professional, clinical support will help manage any co-occurring health problems you may have or develop.

The admission process also includes the recovery plan, so that the patient knows the challenge and can discuss with clinicians how those challenges can be addressed.

The start of treatment: intake and advice

Your treatment starts in Spain at our locations in Malaga or Marbella, on the Costa del Sol in Spain. There we offer personalised outpatient care.

You start with a telephone screening followed by an intake. After that, together we will set out your treatment programme in your personal treatment plan. This can include day treatment, group therapy and individual therapy.

In some situations, you may need more intensive care, away from your own environment. In that case, we will refer you for admission to our clinics.

After your application

  1. Step 1: a telephone interview. After your application, you will be contacted for a telephone interview by one of our staff members. Together, we will look at your current situation and discuss possible treatment options.
  2. Step 2: an intake interview. During the telephone registration interview, we will make an appointment for an intake. This is followed by an interview with a primary care physician (psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, psychologist) who will carry out a diagnostic examination and discuss the treatment recommendations with you. In both group treatment and day treatment, parts of the treatment can be offered online by means of video calls. The treatment is put together by a multidisciplinary team and consists of a combination of psychotherapeutic, psycho-educational and medical treatment. The 12 steps of recovery are an important starting point.
  3. Step 3: A personal treatment plan. At the start of treatment, a personal treatment plan is drawn up together with you.


This plan pays attention to Broad-based care: therapy that not only focuses on addiction but also on the underlying causes in order to reduce the risk of relapse.

  • Long-term recovery: intensive treatments generally produce lasting results.
  • Learning new habits: You learn how to better deal with difficult situations in your private and professional life.
  • Attention to your health: As a result of abusing alcohol and drugs, you may have physical complaints or discomfort.
  • A person-centred approach: You can build up a relationship of trust with your treatment provider and other patients. It has been proven that this significantly promotes the recovery process.
  • Step 4: Starting your treatment

Since every person is different and has their own story, customised care is our standard. Do you want to take back control of your life and deal with your addiction? Contact Hacienda Paradiso.

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