how we can help
bespoke & tailored
We know that every addict is unique and comes to us with a range of issues, and many different reasons why the addictions developed. This is why it is crucial to us to offer personalised treatment programmes for every patient. The Bridge is a private rehabilitation centre in a luxury villa, only catering to a maximum of five patients at any one time. This provides patients with a discrete environment where they can feel safe to share and recover. It also allows us to tailor our programme to their needs and provide more hands-on care. We can mix and match, adding different therapies and treatments to our core programme to cater to each individual who comes to us. You will feel heard, seen and treated as an individual at The Bridge and this leads to much better, long-term results. Contact The Bridge to discuss how we could tailor our addiction treatment programmes to help you.
Alcohol & Drug
The Bridge specialises in offering addiction help predominantly in the areas of alcohol and drug addiction. From personal experience, we know that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease, which cannot be cured in a few days and which requires long-term support to avoid relapse. We have created our private rehabilitation centre to deliver effective addiction treatment programmes for alcoholics and drug addicts. Our programmes are based on abstinence and work to get to the root of the problem. Not only do we offer a safe place to stop drinking or using, but we also teach patients how to live their life without turning to drink or drugs. This includes learning how to communicate, deal with stress, break self-destructive habits and change behaviour over the long term. At The Bridge, treatment options for drug and alcohol addiction include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, group sessions, drug counselling, private alcoholism treatment, as well as 12 Step counselling. Our drug and alcohol rehab in Spain welcomes you to get in touch and ask for help. Our addiction treatment programmes are highly effective if you’re serious about your recovery and want to start living your life without reliance on drugs or alcohol. Contact The Bridge to find out more about our Alcohol and Drug treatment programmes.
The Bridge is predominantly an inpatient rehabilitation centre, where our patients stay with us in our luxury villa in Andalusia. Patients choose a residential programme because it offers them a safe place to be, away from the temptations of the outside world, with 24/7 care. Many addicts come to us with physical and mental health problems, caused by their addictions and need our trained specialists to help them through the difficult process of getting clean, or detoxing.
By staying at The Bridge you will be able to have addiction treatment in a secluded, private villa with luxury rehab facilities. This is a wonderful place to recover and get well in and we can work intensively with you on your physical, mental and emotional strength in a private and secure environment. Our qualified therapists will come to you for your sessions and there are a wide range of therapies on offer under one roof. We personalise the residential rehabilitation programmes to you, digging deep to get to the root of the problem and supporting you in all aspects of your recovery. The sunny skies and beautiful scenery in Andalusia offer a positive place to receive drug counselling and alcoholism treatment, which is easily accessible from all over the world. We are located less than an hour from Malaga airport and can offer a travel companion to accompany you, as well as transport from the airport. Contact The Bridge to find out more.
If you are sober and have completed your primary programme, our daycare programmes can be an excellent way to transition back to your normal life. This secondary addiction treatment fits in with family and work and enables you to live alone and tackle the temptations and issues outside of a residential rehabilitation centre, while receiving ongoing therapy and practical support. This is suitable for people who live or have second homes in the Marbella area, or want to come to the area to continue treatment while they work on applying the things they have learned during their stay in an inpatient rehabilitation centre. Think of it as a stepping stone from residential rehab into normal life, to smooth the way for a seamless transition back to your normal life and improve the chances of long-term recovery.
When we refer to secondary care at The Bridge, we are referring to the stage after detox, where an addict comes to our centre for residential rehab and receives practical help for life on the outside, as well as therapy and a safe space to continue their recovery. Often a patient would stay for primary and secondary care, in order to be able to successfully transition from primary care to real-life. At The Bridge we take secondary care seriously, as it’s an important tool for avoiding relapse and prepares our patients for the realities they will face in the outside world.
Alongside therapy and 12 Step meetings, we work with patients to develop coping strategies and put plans into place for ongoing support close to home. We will also help them to identify their triggers and make practical plans for avoiding them, or coping in situations which could be triggering. During the secondary care phase, we involve the families and offer family therapy to try to help them to work through issues in order to build bridges. A strong family support system is vital for recovering addicts, but in many cases, relationships have broken down due to the problems caused by addiction and therefore this is an important part of preparing for the return home.
We’ve developed a comprehensive virtual addiction treatment program to open up addiction help to everyone who needs it, no matter where they are. Unfortunately, many addicts never seek help due to financial pressures, work and family commitments and shame, whereas online therapy and virtual addiction support can really help these people deal with their problems.
Our online addiction treatment programme is a rolling four-week programme delivered by our expert team of qualified therapists. We’ve modified the programme we use in our residential recovery centre to work well online and you can do it from wherever you are and whenever it suits you. This programme has been designed to be accessible and affordable for anyone suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs. If you’ve never sought help before, this is a great way to start, or if you have been to rehab already but are struggling to get the support you need, this can be an excellent secondary care option.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of counselling which works with patients to change thinking and behavioural patterns. It is very helpful in the context of addiction, as it examines not simply your actions, but how what you feel and think is making you act in a certain way, even if you know it is damaging. When we treat an addiction using CBT we are trying to get to the root of the issue, by understanding what inaccurate thoughts and negative feelings are causing our patient to drink, use drugs or gamble excessively. We record thoughts, feelings and triggers and then analyse the actions that these thoughts and emotions are causing. Having the addict understand the why, helps them to change these thoughts and feelings, reframe them and replace the negative responses with more positive ones, thereby breaking the cycle of addiction. It is a very effective treatment for long-term recovery from addiction. Read this article about CBT therapy for addiction from verywellmind.com or contact us to discuss how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at our private rehabilitation centre could help you.
Unfortunately, we see that many of the patients who seek help with addiction at The Bridge share one common trait – experience with trauma. Trauma is defined as an event or series of circumstances that has lasting effects on your mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. This could be a traumatic event in your childhood, or recent past, such as a physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, rape, neglect, emotional or verbal abuse, illness or accidents. When we suffer trauma, it often changes our world view and our sense of self. There is a high instance of trauma triggering alcoholism or drug abuse, in fact a study revealed that children who experienced trauma were five times more likely to suffer from alcoholism. This is why trauma therapy is an incredible tool in our addiction treatment programmes. Our qualified therapists will help you to deal with the trauma and understand how it is triggering your behaviours, as well as give you coping mechanisms, other than drinking or using drugs, to deal with the emotions or feelings which result from your trauma. Don’t let trauma define your future, take action and contact The Bridge for addiction help.
Liaisons and Therapy
At The Bridge, we passionately believe in the role of the family within addiction recovery and know that the family needs support to deal with the burden of living with an addict. Support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon follow a 12 Step programme for those family members who are impacted by the effects of alcoholism or drug addiction. They are a safety net for the families to share, offer coping strategies and offer a safe place to be honest about the difficulties you face due to your loved one’s addiction.
We feel that families are often neglected when their loved ones are receiving treatment in a private rehabilitation centre. There isn’t enough communication and they are not involved with the treatment. That’s why, at The Bridge, we involve families from start to finish and include family therapy as a key part of our secondary care, because it is crucial to preparing our patients to return home. We work with the addict and their families to rebuild bridges, improve communication and put in place coping strategies and plans for both sides to work with when they leave the rehabilitation centre.
You can find out more about family therapy at The Bridge on our blog, or contact us to discuss how we can offer addiction help to your family member.
Patients leaving a private rehabilitation centre such as The Bridge should be clean, sober and equipped with a wide range of coping strategies and an understanding of their addiction and what drives it. However, they are at the beginning of a life-long journey of recovery and when you leave your inpatient rehabilitation centre, we recommend that you continue to seek help and support to keep you on the right path once you return home. This is termed Aftercare and can be a range of support systems to enable you to avoid relapse and build on what you have learnt and achieved in rehab.
The Bridge offer personalised aftercare options for our patients, or patients who have received primary addiction therapy at other facilities. Options include dayhab, when you live outside the centre but come in every day to ease your transition, online addiction treatment to offer a continued support system whenever and wherever you are, and 1-1 therapy and continued check-ins with our qualified therapists. We also offer sober coaches to support you when you leave The Bridge. For example, our sober companions can travel with you from our rehabilitation centre in Andalusia to your home to help you prepare your home for your new life without alcohol or drugs and generally be with you when you need them. As with all our addiction recovery programs, our aftercare is bespoke and tailored for you. Contact us to discuss aftercare at The Bridge.
If you have become so dependent on alcohol or drugs that your body experiences withdrawal symptoms, then the first stage of your treatment programme at our private rehabilitation centre will be a detox. This must be done in a safe and controlled way with the right professional supervision and guidance as the effects of withdrawal can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. Our detox program will support and guide you through withdrawal, offering medical help when required to manage your symptoms. Your withdrawal process can last days, weeks, or longer in very severe cases. We provide private alcohol detoxes at our rehabilitation centre in Marbella, supervised by our private doctor. We can also provide medical support for drug detox if required. Read about alcohol detox and rehab programs on WebMD, or contact us to discuss getting clean and going through the detox process at The Bridge.
EDMR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a treatment which uses sporadic visual stimulation to deal with distress caused by trauma. Studies have showed that this method speeds up and encourages healing from trauma. According to the EMDR Institute, studies show that “84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions” and it is now recognised as an effective form of treatment for trauma. As trauma and addiction are so closely linked, our qualified therapists use EDMR as part of our addiction treatment programme to enable our patients to get to the root of the problem and deal with trauma as efficiently and effectively as possible. There are eight phases of EMDR therapy which deal with identifying emotional distress, imagery and stress reduction techniques, negative beliefs and emotions and self-calming techniques. Together with group and 1-1 therapy, sessions to improve your physical and emotional strength, EMDR is an excellent tool as part of addiction treatment programmes. You can find out more about how EMDR therapy heals trauma and addiction on PsychCentral.com or please contact qualified therapists from The Bridge to discuss how it could help you.
Our private rehabilitation centre is located in Andalusia, Southern Spain. We have created a luxury addiction treatment centre in stunning surroundings, within easy reach of the UK and Europe and under an hour from Malaga International Airport. Although the journey is short and straightforward, we know that it can feel stressful and there are many temptations along the way. It is also made more difficult if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is why we offer a sober companion to travel with our patients from their home to Marbella and back at the end of their addiction treatment program. We will keep you safe and relaxed during your journey, offering practical assistance and also being there to help you say no to alcohol and avoid temptation. We keep in touch with loved ones during the journey to put their mind at rest and can even support you to prepare your home for your return from treatment and stay with you for the first few days at home. Our fully trained and experienced sober coaches can help you navigate the early days of your recovery and offer a safety net and a way to transition from inpatient rehabilitation care to life at home free from addiction.