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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Treatment programmes

for mental health, addiction and wellbeing

At Paracelsus Recovery, our treatment programmes for addiction, mental health and wellbeing are based on our core principles of empathy, care and pragmatism.

In an exclusive and caring environment, working with one client at a time, we offer the most comprehensive and intensive treatment programmes available. Our goal is to provide you with the therapy and tools needed to ensure long-term recovery.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

Treatment programmes

Our residential treatment programmes for substance abuse and mental health do not adopt the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Instead, we tailor-make a treatment programme that suits your unique set of needs.

We use a comprehensive 360-degree approach that considers the whole person — mind, body and soul. We address every psychological and physical element that could have a bearing on your wellbeing through a comprehensive range of medical, psychological and physical assessments and treatments. In addition, we provide many hours of psychotherapy to treat the underlying causes of the addiction or psychological issues as well as functional medicine appointments to treat underlying causes of physical ailments. Nutritional and lifestyle counselling help to address numerous external factors that influence general and mental health. Complementary therapies including yoga, massage and acupuncture are incorporated into every treatment programme, when appropriate.

While we provide the most advanced and exclusive addiction and mental health treatment programmes available, we also provide an unparalleled hospitality service.

Each programme starts with a detailed medical, physical and psychological assessment and based on the results, will include varying degrees of psychiatry, biochemical restoration, psychoeducation, nutrition and lifestyle counselling.

At the exclusive lakefront luxury penthouse in Zurich, you will have a chef or housekeeper and a limousine and driver for scheduled clinical appointments. In London, our accommodation options include 5‑star hotels, luxury apartments or your own home. Our treatment programmes include

The Guardian

Sophie Elmhurst

“More striking than the material luxury of the Paracelsus office, with its high ceilings and rows of white orchids, was the quantity of attention bestowed as soon as I walked through its doors.”

Sophie Elmhurst, One billionaire at a time’: inside the Swiss clinics where the super-rich go for rehab, The Guardian.

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

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

Four‑week residential rehabilitation and treatment programmes

Our residential treatment programmes for drug and alcohol addiction, behavioural addictions and other mental health conditions provide the most comprehensive treatment available.

Treatment usually lasts four to six weeks during which our team will provide a comprehensive treatment plan that directly addresses each emotional, physical and psychological issue that is causing harm to your health and wellbeing.

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The 7 to 10 days Executive Detox Programme

Our 7 to 10 days Executive Detox Programme is designed for anyone who needs to restore their health but who does not have the time or the need to begin a longer treatment programme.

It is particularly suitable if you have undergone a period of excessive alcohol or drug use or if your intense lifestyle or career has left you feeling exhausted and burnt out.

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Three‑day comprehensive health assessment

During this intensive three-day and two-night comprehensive health assessment, our team will obtain a full understanding of your current health condition and make recommendations to promote future wellbeing.

The programme is ideal for anyone who wants to know how their lifestyle choices are impacting their health or how to make educated decisions to manage current, and prevent future, ill-health.

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We understand the specific obstacles that ultra-high-net-worth individuals face when it comes to seeking help. For example, we recognise that many UHNW people cannot just take a month away from work. Often, they cannot practice complete sobriety nor can they share freely in a group setting. Our programmes are designed with these parameters in mind, offering complete discretion, and include many hours of psychotherapy as well as complementary therapies, functional medicine, biochemical restoration, and nutritional therapy.

Going to a rehabilitation centre to treat substance abuse problems ensures that the difficult journey of recovery is conducted in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Psychotherapy also provides education and the resources to understand the mental health condition and process underlying emotions. Complementary therapies ensure that physical wellbeing can be restored. Research shows that these attributes can decrease the likelihood of relapse and increase the chances of a long-lasting recovery. If a withdrawal procedure is required, professional help will ensure that this process is medically safe and as stress-free as possible.

Yes, a residential treatment programme can treat many mental health conditions. Our team at Paracelsus Recovery is highly skilled at treating numerous mental health conditions and we tailor-make each treatment programme to suit the specific needs of the individual. For example, our residential treatment programme for anxiety provides specialist psychotherapy including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), extensive assessments and optimal nutrition. CBT is a very effective technique for treating anxiety. Underlying health conditions such as thyroid problems or dietary choices often play a significant role in triggering anxiety disorders.

We provide a 5‑star setting simply because this is what our clients are used to. A limousine and chauffeur are everyday normalities for most clients and we believe that undergoing recovery in a ‘home away from home’ environment not only makes the recovery process more comfortable, but it also increases the chances of a long-lasting recovery.

The intense programmes we provide are just the start of the journey. Early on in a programme, we will begin to create a personalised aftercare plan. This will vary for each client and can include anything from the live-in therapist accompanying you home for an agreed period of time to a more intense aftercare programme with support from other members of the team. Aftercare often includes follow-up sessions with the psychiatrist and specialist psychotherapist, family or couple therapy, if required. In London, we can provide appointments with our functional medicine doctor. You can learn more about our aftercare services here.