Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial. Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance…

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Why Some People Think Sex Addiction Doesn’t Exist

Does sex addiction really exist? Is sexual addiction a true disorder? Or is hypersexuality just an excuse for irresponsible behavior or infidelity? Those are complicated questions, and even experts in the world of behavioral health and addiction will probably never agree on the answers.  Many people think hypersexuality should be classified as an addiction. They…

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Residential treatment and rehab for drug addiction

At Paracelsus Recovery, our drug addiction treatment programmes are 100% individualised and Non-12 Step. While we will help you find ways to overcome the symptoms, our priority is to treat the root causes of your addiction and ensure long-lasting recovery. In exclusive surroundings and cared for by a team of passionate and very experienced therapists and doctors, Paracelsus Recovery provides ideal surroundings for drug addiction recuperation.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

How do we treat drug addiction

Four-week residential treatment

Seven-day executive detox

A day at Paracelsus Recovery


Drug addiction

At Paracelsus Recovery, we use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that addresses all the underlying causes of your substance abuse dependency, not just the symptoms. On arrival, a thorough assessment is carried out to determine the exact treatment and therapies required and to identify any physical, medical and psychological issues that require special attention.

The assessment includes a complete medical check-up including extensive laboratory tests, a functional health assessment, a review of medical history and of current and past medication, a comprehensive psychiatric assessment, a substance use assessment and a lifestyle and nutritional assessment. We will design an individual treatment plan based on the results of these assessments.

It is these hits of dopamine that create the patterns of thinking and feeling which underpin substance abuse. When we are unsatisfied with certain areas of our lives, either physically, psychologically, or socially, drugs can start to provide us with the dopamine we are craving.

For one-to-one treatment for drug addiction, our team of renowned specialist therapists and doctors will work exclusively with you. In addition, a ‘live-in’ therapist will be available for emotional support around the clock throughout your entire stay.

If deemed necessary, we perform a safe, medically supervised withdrawal from the drug(s). This is overseen by our medical doctor and psychiatrist and monitored 24 hours a day by our clinical nursing team.

Albert Camus in The Outsider.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger- something better, pushing right back."

360-Degree Treatment Approach - The most extensive and comprehensive treatment worldwide.

Medical Check-ups
& Treatments
Eye Movement Desensitisation
and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Interval Hypoxic
Hyperoxic Treatment
Probiotic Therapies
& Psychonutrition
Lifestyle &
Nutritional Counselling
& Bioresonance
& Acupuncture
Personal Training

Drug addictions we treat

Cocaine addiction

Cannabis addiction

Methamphetamine (crystal meth) addiction

Heroin addiction

Opioid addiction

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The fees for the drug addiction treatment programmes at Paracelsus Recovery start at CHF 80’000 per week for a four‑week-plus programme. There are also shorter programmes available. You can find more details on our prices here.

Paracelsus Recovery is a treatment centre specialising in drug addiction treatment and any related physical and mental health conditions. We provide the most comprehensive and exclusive treatment available, with the whole team dedicated to your recovery.

As recommended by the team, we provide comprehensive aftercare services to ensure that your recovery is long-lasting and robust. Within our aftercare plan, we will provide you with coping methods that will help re-establish wellbeing and satisfaction in each area of your life. Although it isn’t mandatory, we also strongly encourage your partner or primary family members to participate in couple or family therapy sessions during treatment.

We understand that for many individuals taking a month out of their lives to undergo treatment is simply not an option. As such, in addition to our in-depth residential treatment programmes, we also provide a 7–14 day Executive Detox Programme in Zurich and London. Our Executive Detox Programme is a highly intensive treatment course that aims to detox the body and mind after a period of excessive alcohol, drugs or medication use. It provides a safe withdrawal procedure and restores wellbeing on a cellular, physical and psychological level. You can learn more about our Executive Detox Programme here.

Paracelsus Recovery can provide drug addiction treatment in London and Zurich or anywhere in the world upon request.

If your substance abuse is negatively impacting your life and relationships, you could have an addiction and require treatment. Symptoms of drug addiction include feeling a lack of control over your substance abuse, the desire to quit but being unable to, intense cravings, withdrawal symptoms, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed and an ever-increasing tolerance level for the substance.

Meet the team responsible for drug addiction treatment