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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At Paracelsus Recovery, we provide the most comprehensive and exclusive treatment programmes for all types of addiction.

We tailor-make each programme based on the client’s unique set of needs. To achieve this, we only ever treat one client at a time.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

Addiction is common and current research shows that 1 in 3 people are addicted to something, be that alcohol, drugs, work, nicotine, food, shopping or gambling. Addiction is best defined as “no longer being in control over something you are taking, using or doing to the extent that it becomes harmful to you.”

We recognise that addiction never materialises without reason. There are an interrelated number of emotional, physical and social factors that contribute to the development of a substance abuse dependency and at Paracelsus Recovery we address each of these underlying factors.

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Addictions we treat (but are not limited to treating).

Alcohol Addiction

Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

Gambling Addiction

Behavioural Addictions

Sex & Love Addictions


Addiction Treatments

How we help make you better

Emotional/Psychological: Many psychological experiences such as undiagnosed mental health issues, trauma, burnout, etc., can lead to substance abuse dependencies. Processing trauma and addressing these psychological issues is crucial for mental health and addiction recovery. At Paracelsus Recovery, we provide extensive and specialised psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychoeducation in order to identify the underlying reason for the addiction.

Physical: Many addictions have a genetic or biological component unknown to the addicted person. Stress and our diets can also drastically increase our cravings for alcohol or substances. We provide numerous complementary therapies to manage stress levels and nutritional counselling to ensure an optimal diet. If a physical dependency is present, we will provide a medical detoxification procedure to address the withdrawal symptoms that arise.

Social: Our social environment can strongly influence our behaviours and levels of stress. For example, someone who works long hours may turn to stimulant drugs to be able to stay focused or to alcohol to help them “turn off” after work. In addition, if someone often goes out with friends who are using substances or to social events where those around them are drinking, then it may be hard to abstain due to pressure from friends or colleagues.

Biochemical Restoration: Biochemical restoration treatment aims to detox the whole being or ‘organism’ and repairs any damage done to the brain and body on a cellular level. By restoring the chemical balance, biochemical restoration will significantly improve cognitive skills, physical vitality and emotional stability and help to ensure a long-lasting recovery.

In most treatment centres, addiction is treated via the 12-step program but at Paracelsus Recovery, we take a different approach. The 12-step program works for a lot of people but it is founded on the principles of modesty, absolute sobriety and sharing your experiences in a group setting. For most wealthy and high profile individuals, these principles are barriers to treatment. For example, a celebrity or successful businessman could struggle to share his experiences in a group-setting for fear of someone telling the press. In addition, not every person responds successfully to the same program and what works for someone may not work for another person. Therefore, personalisation of treatment is key. Whether the client’s emotional difficulties require them to give up the substance or behaviour entirely, or continue in moderation, this is a decision that remains with them. We simply provide the tools needed to regain control over their wellbeing. You can learn more about our treatment programs here.