Luxury addiction treatment

Addiction and
addiction treatment in spain

In our fast-paced society, we are under a lot of pressure to succeed, to perform and to face daily challenges to earn a living and protect our loved ones. This leads to a lot of stress and often we turn to things that calm us, stimulate us, or give us pleasure to reduce our feelings of stress. We can quickly become dependent on these substances and find it difficult to function without it.

When we are addicted to something, we lose control over our ability to say no, or to limit that behaviour. Most addictions are harmful to our mental or physical health and unfortunately, drug and alcohol addictions cause thousands of injuries and deaths and ruin millions of lives every year. Addiction is a complex condition and can be triggered by many factors. The good news is that help is out there and addiction treatment is highly effective.

Rehab centres like The Bridge Marbella offer luxury addiction treatment and a safe place to recover from your addiction. There are also treatment options through your GP and national health system and the AA and NA offer support groups to guide you through their 12-step programme all over the world.

If you can admit that you have a problem and seek help for that addiction, you are in with a great chance of beating it. Trust us, life free from addiction is a beautiful thing and well worth the struggle.

You can find out more about addiction and its most dangerous forms below. Or, you can contact our experienced and understanding addiction specialists and find out how we can help you.

We specialise in offering highly effective addiction treatment for addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling. Clients at The Bridge receive a holistic treatment programme which is tailored to their needs and 100% bespoke. We purposefully keep group sizes small and work with you to get to the root of your addiction in a beautiful villa in the south of Spain. Our luxury addiction treatment will help you to understand why you are compelled to drink, or take drugs, and give you the tools to stop, say no, and live a happy life, free from shame. Contact us and find out how.

The global problem
of addiction

People can get addicted to all kinds of things and feel unable to stop these excessive behaviours. Sometimes there is a dependency to a certain substance, other times it’s a strong association with pleasure or thrill. Common addictions include cigarettes, the internet and social media, video games, food, shopping, work, gambling, alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs. What all these things have in common are a loss of control. They also tend to be linked to a compulsion to overuse and fixate on the chosen addiction. They will tend to get in the way of living a normal and full life and may cause mental or physical harm if left to continue for too long.

The most common and damaging addictions involve substances that, when used in excess, significantly harm our bodies and minds. These include tobacco, alcohol and illegal and prescription medication. Another very common and potentially dangerous addiction is gambling, which produces a response in our bodies very similar to a drug. It is potentially dangerous, as it causes severe financial pressures and shame and is sadly linked to an increased risk of suicide if not treated.
We offer luxury addiction treatment in Spain and specialise in treating addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling, so we wanted to drill down into each addiction a little more, to help you understand them better.


According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health 29.5 million people aged 12 and older had alcohol use disorder in the US. In the UK, there are estimated to be over 609,000 dependent drinkers, but 82% of those are not receiving treatment.

Unfortunately, alcohol abuse is a very common thing in our society and in fact there is a lot of pressure from friends and colleagues to drink alcohol to excess. Unlike with illegal drugs, where there is a stigma to consuming these substances and difficulty in getting them, alcohol is available in almost every shop and consumed at almost every social occasion. Yet, according to Alcohol Change UK, “Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages”.

It’s important to understand that alcohol is a drug and even small amounts can cause health problems. Binge drinking is particularly damaging, but anything over 14 units a week (6 pints of lager or 1.5 bottles of wine) can damage your brain, liver and heart, increase your blood pressure and cholesterol and put you at risk of heart attack and stroke.

Many people can drink moderately and in a way that is not damaging to their bodies or minds. However, for many people, drinking alcohol becomes an addiction and something which they feel they cannot live without. Their need for alcohol consumes them and starts to cost them much more than money alone. Unfortunately, alcohol addiction usually takes a massive toll on every aspect of their lives, ruining relationships, making holding down a job impossible and having terrible consequences on their mental and physical health.

We’d urge anyone who feels they are drinking too much and have lost control over their ability to stop, to seek help. Don’t feel shame in asking for help, alcohol addiction is a disease which impacts people from all walks of life. We often treat highly successful, intelligent people, who have achieved incredible things in their lives, yet can’t control their alcohol use. You are not alone and you can beat this addiction with the right help. Our residential rehabilitation programmes are bespoke to each client and you will receive luxury addiction treatment in an exclusive environment where discretion and privacy is paramount. Please contact us today to stop the cycle of pain and shame and start your journey to happiness and hope for the future.


According to the 2021 World Drug Report, over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders globally. With predictions that global drug use will rise by 11% by 2023 and drug use linked to criminal activity as well as fatal overdoses, we want to dig a little deeper into the issue and explain how easy it is for drug addiction to begin.

Drugs are commonly taken for recreational use in young people and are associated with fun and relaxation. They are also prescribed for pain by a medical provider, or to help with stress, anxiety or sleep problems. But for many people, these seemingly innocent actions, develop into dependency. It moves from recreational use to an addiction, or the need for the pain relief remains, after the pain has gone. Often, the kind of drug being used escalates quickly to intensify the feeling, or numb the pain, and the need for that overtakes anything else. Quantities required to feel that sensation increase and with it the risk of fatal overdose. According to the WHO, approximately 600,000 deaths were attributable to drug use in 2019, so despite increasing legalization of drugs, the risks must not be underestimated.

We urge anyone who is taking drugs on a regular basis to take a hard look at their relationship with drugs and ask themselves what impact they are having on your life. If you feel you need them to function, get cravings, or withdrawal symptoms if you can’t get them regularly, you are addicted to drugs and may need help to stop.

Please ask for help before your addiction takes its toll on your relationships, your health, or pushes you into illegal activity. Drug addiction treatment is highly effective and by going to a residential rehab, you can safely detox from drugs and start your journey to a lasting recovery. We’ve seen inspiring and powerful transformations with clients who have come into our recovery residence addicted to drugs and in a desperate situation, but have left us clean, healthy, and mentally and physically strong. They feel hopeful about the life ahead of them and have the resilience and tools to stop them falling back into old patterns.


Like alcohol, gambling is all around us, and something which is marketed as fun and harmless. Advertising encourages us to play the lottery, gamble and make bets in casinos and online, with bets on sports and racing commonplace. However, for many people, gambling turns from an occasional flutter to a serious addiction, which can cost them everything. There are estimated to be nearly 1.4 million people in the UK who are problem gamblers.

Gambling addicts often deny their addiction and are very secretive about the level of their gambling and their compulsion to gamble. They will financially ruin themselves and their family and get into huge levels of debt before admitting they have a problem. This is a problem which must be taken seriously, as there is an increased risk of suicide in people who gamble excessively.

If you are obsessed with gambling, use it to feel better and lie about how often you gamble or how much you’re spending, you need to admit that you have a problem. Please seek help from the support group Gamblers Anonymous or contact an addiction treatment centre which specialises in gambling addiction. Our luxury addiction treatment centre offers highly effective gambling addiction programmes and can help you as an inpatient, day patient, or even online. Please contact us to find out more and start your treatment journey.

Seeking help
for addiction

Unfortunately, only a low percentage of people have the courage, or the resources to get help to face their addiction and take back control. In the UK, Public Health England reported that there were 270,705 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services in 2019-2020. Over half of those treated had issues with opiates, and 28% were in treatment for alcohol use disorder. There is a lot of shame involved with addiction and many addicts feel there is no hope or no way out. But we’re here to tell you that there is hope and there are lots of places to go and great people available to help you. Addiction treatment has excellent results and there is a fantastic future ahead of you, where you are in control and you can live free from pain and shame.

How we
can help

How can we help someone break free from addiction? The Bridge Marbella is a boutique rehab centre in Spain, which is highly effective in treating people with addictions. Our holistic, individualised approach gets to the bottom of the addiction and sees beyond their problems, to see the potential and strength in each and every one. We use a wide range of addiction treatment types to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment and build strength and resilience in body and mind. Our job is to have clients leave our centre healthy, strong, clean and sober and equipped with the tools to live their lives free from addiction. Our luxury addiction treatment really works! Please contact us today and start your journey to recovery.