Finding the right rehab centre for yourself or a loved one is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.
Following your own path towards healing and long-term recovery is the ultimate goal, so finding a rehab centre that best meets your unique needs and can support you on every step of your personal journey is vital.
However, researching and choosing the right place for residential treatment – whether for addiction, trauma, or other mental health conditions – can often feel overwhelming with so many factors to consider and such a vast array of options available.
While you might feel a little apprehensive at the thought of travelling overseas to seek treatment, choosing a residential centre abroad can actually offer many benefits over somewhere closer to home.
In this article, we’ll explore Camino Recovery – a leading residential retreat on the southern coast of Spain – to help you narrow your search for the perfect destination for deep healing and lasting recovery this winter.
1. A complete change of scenery
Familiar environments can be incredibly toxic in early recovery, so to jumpstart the lasting change you’re looking for, it helps to escape the places, people, responsibilities, and other triggers of your everyday life.
Set in the foothills of the breathtaking Andalucian mountains, Camino Recovery provides the perfect change of scenery where you can fully focus on learning, growing, and recovering at your own pace without the usual distractions.
The magnificent mountains, beautiful sandy beaches, and private walled gardens surrounding a stunning pool are guaranteed to promote high levels of peace, comfort, and inspiration and enhance any recovery journey.
2. The healing powers of the Mediterranean
In addition to the stunning Spanish landscapes surrounding Camino Recovery, the healing powers of the Mediterranean lifestyle will naturally play an important role in supporting your recovery here.
It’s impossible to ignore the mental and physical health benefits that a warm and sunny climate (320 sunny days a year!), fresh air, siestas, a healthy diet of local produce, outdoor exercise and a slower pace of life can deliver.
It’s really no wonder Spain has been declared the healthiest country in the world!
Of course, your primary focus will be on your recovery, but any successful recovery process requires time to reflect, relax, and recharge. If you’re looking to make significant changes to your life, consider fresh perspectives, and regain a healthy balance, the healing powers of the Mediterranean might just be the perfect setting for you.
3. Convenient access
With direct flights from your home country to Spain – and excellent travel links once you arrive – your journey to Camino Recovery will be stress-free and straightforward.
You can be settled into your luxury accommodation and exploring your new environment in the warmth of the winter sun within a matter of hours.
Convenient access also benefits those participating in Camino Recovery’s Family Programme. It’s easy and affordable for family members to join you and support you, when appropriate. When the whole family is involved in your recovery process, the results are greatly improved.
4. Personalised treatment plans
Unlike many treatment programmes that take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, Camino Recovery has the time, resources, and expertise to create a personalised treatment plan to meet your specific needs, goals and preferences.
With just seven luxury suites, the team can focus on building detailed clinical profiles and identifying the types of evidence-based therapy that will work best for each individual client for optimum results.
In addition to your therapeutic programme, a wellness aspect is delicately interwoven to ensure every part of your health is brought into balance – body, mind and soul.
This “whole person” approach means that every aspect of your well-being is addressed during your time at Camino Recovery, resulting in improved treatment outcomes and long-term recovery success.
5. World-class, evidence-based treatments
Camino Recovery prides itself on being a leader in the field of addiction treatment and mental health disorders, specialising in a combination of innovative and traditional treatment approaches that include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Family programmes
- Art therapy
- Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)
- Relapse prevention
With this wide range of therapeutic options to draw upon, the skilled team at Camino Recovery can design highly personalised treatment plans to meet your unique needs and recovery goals. These will help you discover the root causes of your issues and achieve a deep and lasting healing, not just treat your symptoms.
Every team member has a highly specialised skill set and is experienced in dealing with a wide range of emotional, physical and behavioural conditions. You’ll be in very safe hands.
6. An extensive range of complementary therapies
Camino Recovery’s holistic approach to recovery means you’ll have access to a wide range of complementary therapies alongside traditional treatments to help your mind and body relax and be more receptive to the recovery process.
Research shows that complementary treatments can be highly beneficial in promoting healing and long-lasting recovery, as well as being valuable tools for reducing cravings/withdrawal symptoms, developing healthy coping strategies and supporting emotional resilience moving forward.
The complementary therapies you can benefit from during your time at Camino Recovery include:
- Acupuncture and Tui Na
- Massage therapy
- Mindfulness meditation
- Energy work
- Ayurvedic medicine
- Traditional Chinese medicine
- Nutritional support
7. Mood-boosting outdoor activities
Being active outdoors in nature offers powerful benefits for those in recovery, which isn’t always an option during the winter months!
However, with Spain’s winter sun, you can enjoy a full range of outdoor activities during your downtime at Camino Recovery. These are ideal for supporting the therapeutic process – reintroducing natural endorphins in your system, improving your physical health and overall well-being, and boosting your mood.
Outdoor activities you can enjoy include:
- Swimming in the outdoor pool or the Mediterranean sea
- Nature trails and mountain hikes
- Horseback riding
- Water sports, including surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking
- Boat excursions
Research shows that a structured schedule, combining intensive therapy with fun experiences and time in the great outdoors, significantly reduces the risk of relapse or of swapping one addiction for another.
8. Decades of combined therapeutic expertise
Behind the relaxed, friendly, family environment at Camino Recovery, there’s a well-trained team of renowned clinicians with decades of combined therapeutic expertise. You’ll be hard-pushed to find a more welcoming, caring, and experienced support system committed to your well-being and recovery.
Due to the limited number of guests admitted at any one time, you’ll also benefit from a much higher staff-to-patient ratio at Camino Recovery, receiving 24/7 support and supervision. Under the care of an experienced, highly-trained staff member throughout your stay, you’re guaranteed consistent and personal guidance every step of the way.
9. Affordable luxury accommodation and facilities
While Spain is known for its many rehab centres, Camino Recovery stands out with its luxurious and beautiful surroundings. Located near the stunning Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama Natural Park – offering a picturesque and tranquil environment – facilities include luxury suites, private en-suite bathrooms, an outdoor pool and gardens, and healthy, nutritious meals prepared by talented chefs.
As residential treatment for addiction and mental health disorders typically requires a minimum 30-day admission, many people assume these luxury options will come with a high price tag.
However, you can definitely get more for your money at many centres in Spain. So, if you or a loved one would like to benefit from private luxury settings, stunning scenery, and superior personalised treatments for a fraction of the cost (especially when the exchange rate is in your favour!), give the team at Camino Recovery a call to discuss prices and payment options. You will be pleasantly surprised!
10. Aftercare and continuing support
Completing treatment in a luxury rehab facility is just the beginning of your recovery journey. The first 6–12 months after residential treatment can be challenging.
The team at Camino Recovery understands just how vital excellent aftercare and support are and the significant impact they can have on preventing relapse. As a result, every guest at Camino Recovery is given a carefully prepared, personalised aftercare plan when they leave, along with access to all the support they need to maintain their recovery.
You will receive 12 months of free continuing care based on your specific needs, including follow-up treatments and referral services for professionals in your local area. You will be guided, supported, and motivated as you transition back to daily life with all the tools necessary to sustain your recovery.
The Camino Recovery team is dedicated to the well-being of its guests. It offers a healing experience like no other for those seeking recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, relapse, or relationship challenges.
If you’d like more information about this article or how Camino Recovery can help you or a loved one kickstart your recovery journey this winter, please contact us today. All calls are confidential and without obligation.