Thilo Beck at WEF Roundtable - A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society

Goals House Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Davos – Thilo Beck

A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society: Elaborating on Key Points.   We are living through a historical period defined by uncertainty, which is having a profound impact on our mental health. Research shows that – on average, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental health condition globally,…

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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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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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Addiction treatment

Leading alcohol addiction treatment

At Paracelsus Recovery, our world-leading and exclusive alcohol addiction treatment program is grounded in compassion, care, and pragmatism. We embrace a harm-reduction framework which means whether your alcohol abuse problem requires drinking less than before or giving up alcohol completely is a decision that stays with you. We will provide the tools needed to regain control over alcohol use on a physical, psychological, social, and spiritual level.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

How do we treat alcohol addiction

Four-week residential treatment

Seven-day executive detox

A day at Paracelsus Recovery


Alcohol addiction treatment

A medically safe withdrawal from alcohol is the first step in your recovery. The withdrawal protocol is carefully planned and supervised by our psychiatrists and medical experts and closely monitored by our clinical nursing team who is available 24x7. This ensures a safe and comfortable detoxification process.

Our priority is to understand your relationship with alcohol. During the treatment process, which takes place in the comfort and privacy of a luxury clinical residence, we identify the underlying causes and effects of the addiction in a thorough 360-degree assessment. This includes an extensive medical check-up, psychiatric evaluation, comprehensive laboratory tests, a functional health assessment, nutrition, and lifestyle assessment. With this information, we can design and implement a comprehensive and individually tailored care plan that treats your mind, body, and soul.

There is a renowned misconception that people who struggle with alcohol abuse are weak-willed. In reality, the majority of people who have an alcohol addiction problem are highly motivated and determined. However, these characteristics often increase a person’s chances of suffering from perfectionism and harsh inner criticism, which can sometimes lead to the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism. These traits can push people to work above and beyond and to isolate themselves in the process. At Paracelsus Recovery, we believe alcohol dependency comes from patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviors. These patterns are often a coping strategy in response to trauma, unhappy childhoods, stress in current real-life circumstances, relational challenges in marriages, families, business, and dissociation from self and others.

Eric Clapton in What I’ve Learned for Esquire
“I’m an alcoholic, actually. Up until the point when I went into treatment, I’d never asked for help from anybody. I would rather not have known the answer than have to ask you for help. That’s why treatment was fascinating for me."

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

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

Are you an alcoholic?

Numerous studies show that our habitat and relationships impact our disposition for substance abuse. A downward spiral can occur whereby our reliance on alcohol begins to negatively affect our lives more and more, impacting our relationships and wellbeing.

For example, if we are going through a difficult period and rely more heavily on alcohol than usual, it can lead to secrecy or shame surrounding our drinking habits. Shame can create walls between our loved ones and us, therefore isolating us further. We can begin to feel misunderstood, afraid, or out of control, all of which affect how we perceive ourselves, how we interact with others, and how we engage with our habitat.

If you think you have an alcohol dependency, consider the following

  • In the last few months, have you failed to meet deadlines or expectations because of your drinking?
  • Do you ever need alcohol to function after a night of heavy drinking?
  • Do you often find it hard to identify what you are feeling when or after drinking?
  • Have you ever had a blackout while drinking?
  • Do you think, or know, your relatives and friends are concerned about your drinking?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you might have an alcohol abuse problem.


Paracelsus Recovery has services available in Switzerland and London. In Zurich, our alcohol rehabilitation programs take place in our treatment center. In London, we provide alcohol rehabilitation within your home, hotel, or apartment.

Following treatment, we recommend a carefully planned relapse prevention and aftercare program. If recommended, family or couple therapy sessions can be organized to facilitate unfavorable family dynamics.

Alcohol abuse can lead to lasting changes in our brain’s biochemistry. Biochemical deficits and imbalances caused by stress, substance abuse, or unhealthy eating habits can lead to cravings, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. All of these will debilitate our ability to fight off both physical and psychological ill-health. At Paracelsus Recovery, restoring the brain’s biochemistry is one of our top priorities when it comes to alcohol addiction treatment.

Harm reduction is a pragmatic approach to addiction that has gained across-the-board scientific support in recent years. It acknowledges that some people may not, or are not ready to, practice abstinence in their lives. Harm reduction aims to minimize damage and to improve emotional wellbeing. If you would like to learn more about harm reduction, you can read about it on our blog.

Paracelsus Recovery provides the highest level of confidentiality. We treat one client at a time to ensure both privacy and maximum care. Amongst other measures, we will never use your real name or date of birth in company communications and employees have to sign a strict confidentiality agreement.