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Alcohol Addiction Treatment
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Alcohol Use Disorder
- a progressive and fatal disease

Despite alcohol being widely accepted in many cultures, a recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that it is responsible for a staggering 3.3 million deaths a year. This is due to alcohol’s nature as a psychoactive substance that can lead to physical dependency and psychological addiction.

Frighteningly, most experts believe that between 7% - 10% of people around the world suffer from alcohol dependency, or alcohol use disorder as it is commonly known.

Alcoholism is the most severe form of alcohol use disorder and leaves sufferers completely unable to manage their drinking and, as a consequence, their lives will typically have become unmanageable too.

The sad truth about alcohol use disorder is that it is a progressive illness which, if left untreated, will eventually spiral out of control. Individuals struggling with alcoholism often feel as though they cannot function normally without alcohol.

This can lead to a wide range of issues and impact professional goals, personal matters, relationships and overall physical health.

Over time, the serious side effects of consistent alcohol abuse will worsen and produce life-threatening complications. Like any addiction, alcohol misuse disorder and alcoholism are no respecter of status, age, sex or wealth.

Alcohol Use Disorder - a progressive and fatal disease - Luxury Rehab & Treatment in Spain


Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol through violence, injuries, mental health problems and diseases like cancer and stroke. It’s time to step up action to prevent this serious threat to the development of healthy societies.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO

Additional Problems of Alcohol Misuse Disorder

What makes the condition even worse is the stigma associated with it, which prevents many sufferers from seeking help due to fears about what other people will think of them.

This is particularly true for high profile or high achieving individuals, which is where the Phoenix Individual Retreat can help. We offer complete privacy and anonymity, as well as a place of sanctuary and safety where clients can receive treatment in luxurious surroundings, well away from the public eye. Alcoholism is often mistakenly considered to mainly affect individuals who are weak or cannot function. In fact, it is a chronic disease that can affect people of any age, race, social status or income level.

For many people, the effect of drinking is harmless, but for some of us it can lead to dangerous consequences. Drinking alcohol is associated with a risk of developing health problems such as liver cirrhosis, some cancers and cardiovascular diseases as well as mental and behavioural disorders, including depression and anxiety. If left untreated, full-blown alcoholism is a progressive illness that worsens over time and can cause enormous harm, both to the sufferer and to their loved ones.
Symptoms of Alcohol Misuse Disorder

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Experiencing temporary blackouts or short-term memory loss
  • Making excuses for drinking such as to relax, deal with stress or feel normal
  • Feeling hungover when not drinking
  • Choosing to drink over other responsibilities and obligations
  • Engaging in risky behaviour, such as drunk driving
  • Being in denial about the extent of the alcohol abuse problem
  • Exhibiting signs of irritability and extreme mood swings
  • Becoming isolated and distant from friends and family members
  • Drinking alone or being secretive about drinking
  • Feeling guilty or ashamed about drinking and associated behaviours

Treatment for Alcohol Misuse Disorder

Phoenix Individual Retreat was born from a single-minded vision: to provide clients with the most luxurious, confidential and effective treatment for addiction and other disorders. We offer a safe space, a sanctuary away from the pressures and stresses of everyday life in which clients can address their problems and create a pathway to a healthier and more fulfilled life. In other words, the chance to re-balance, re-focus and renew.

As part of the admissions process, each client receives a personalised Phoenix Pathway – a highly detailed plan setting out all aspects of their medical, therapeutic and psychological treatment – which is reviewed regularly throughout their stay at Phoenix Individual Retreat. For many clients, this plan will cover a range of issues or disorders to ensure that they receive a truly holistic solution to their problems. For example, research has shown that gambling addicts are 4 times more likely than the average person to suffer with an alcohol addiction problem and it is important any such co-dependencies are identified and treated simultaneously.

At the end of their stay, clients will receive a detailed Aftercare Plan which ensures they remain in regular contact with the Phoenix team and are able to maintain and strengthen their recovery as they re-engage with their day to day lives.

Treatment for Alcohol Misuse Disorder - Luxury Rehab & Treatment in Spain

Our Costs

Our goal at Phoenix Individual Retreat is to provide the most exclusive and luxurious treatment in the world.

However, the costs for each client will vary depending upon their particular needs and will be fully detailed in their Phoenix Pathway, which is prepared during the admissions process.

They will also be dependent upon the duration of treatment, which typically can be anywhere between six weeks and six months.

All our fees are fully inclusive and are explained clearly and comprehensively prior to the start of treatment. Contact us today for an initial, confidential discussion.



  Client Stories
A trail of chaos and broken relationships I don’t remember my first drink but I remember my last as I was driven terrified and anxious to begin treatment at Phoenix. It felt like my life was ending there and then, although in truth I scarcely had a life anymore just a trail of chaos and broken relationships. I’d tried everything I could to manage my drinking but each time I thought I had it beaten it came roaring back at me.
A professional's perspective I have worked with many alcoholics and addicts during my career although there is one client who I will always remember; she had everything life could offer – fame, good looks, fantastic wealth – although she seemed hell-bent on destroying herself completely through alcohol. I lost count of the number of times I saw her, pale, sweating, shivering
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Contact us now for a confidential discussion

Phoenix Individual Retreat was born from a single-minded vision: to provide clients with the most luxurious, confidential and effective treatment for addiction and other disorders.

We offer a safe space, a sanctuary away from the pressures and stresses of everyday life in which clients can address their problems and create a pathway to a healthier and more fulfilled life.

  • 24hr Confidential Helpline:
    +34 952 643 395
  • Head Office:
    +34 685 582 150
  • UK Office:
    +44 73 888 03008
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