Addiction Treatment

What addiction do you want to find out about?

Drug addiction

Individual and group therapies for cocaine, heroin, alcohol and other drugs.

Behavioral Addictions

Treatments for mobile addictions, sex, new technologies.

Drug Addiction Treatments

Behavioral Addiction Treatments

 
 

Frequent questions

➔ What is an addiction?

An addiction is a disease and a symptom. When someone develops it, it constitutes by itself a pathology with physical and psychological consequences, but it also reveals the existence of an underlying problem: a deficiency.

It is this lack that the individual has tried to fill by resorting to a substance or behavior that has resulted in a compulsive action that the individual cannot control.

Addiction treatment at CITA Clinics takes these dynamics into account, which is why it goes beyond detoxification and cessation to address the root of the problem. To do this, we resort to the combination of psychiatry, psychology and sociotherapy, as well as a wide range of activities and alternative therapies.

In addition, we work from the basis that each patient is different and only through a response adapted to her needs can a consolidated and definitive rehabilitation be achieved.

➔ What types of addictions are there?

Drug addictions

Substances that cause addiction include alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, nicotine (tobacco), opiates (heroin), and other emerging drugs such as hallucinogenic mushrooms, ecstasy, and derivatives , tryptamines and ketamine.

Behavioral addictions

Within this type of addiction are those that are linked to compulsive-obsessive behavior. You can develop a dependency on sex, gambling – also called gambling -, new technologies, shopping, work.

Dual pathology

Dual pathology is when one or more addictions can coexist with a mental disorder. In addition, with substance abuse it is common to find disorders such as anxiety, psychotic disorders and schizophrenia.

 

➔ How to overcome an addiction?

The recognition of it and the request for external help are the first two fundamental steps towards recovering from any type of addiction, from the abuse of substances such as alcohol, cocaine or marijuana to behavioral addictions such as sex, or sexual abuse. new technologies.

It is necessary to communicate the problem in the family environment, to friends and at the same time resort to the assistance of doctors and psychologists who are experts in addictions. Guidance from a professional does not imply weakness, but rather deep self-knowledge, the result of which will be a healthy, full and balanced life.

At CITA Clinics, the rehabilitation program always begins with a detailed and individual evaluation of the patient. In this way we can develop an individual strategy that allows us to adapt the treatment to the particular circumstances of each addiction.

The forms of recovery for each addicted patient are different according to each case; For example, quitting alcohol or quitting cocaine may have different approaches, but Dr. Josep Mª Fàbregas, director of psychiatrist and addiction expert on the CITA medical team, defines the therapeutic program in three phases: Detoxification, Dehabitation and Rehabilitation.

1. Detox Phase

Drug addiction treatment must be started decisively and immediately aborted. Symptoms of alcohol or drug dependence will appear a few hours later.

In this case, it is important that a doctor specializing in drug addiction, such as those at Clínicas CITA, supports the patient therapeutically with a multidisciplinary approach in the initial diagnosis and with drug support at the convenience of the symptoms.

In this phase, the symptoms experienced by the patient due to the total suspension of the substance that was abused are treated. Consequently, the problems of insomnia, anxiety and instability in energy levels will be solved.

2. Dehabitation Phase

The next therapeutic phase after overcoming the “monkey” is the phase of withdrawal. According to the addiction psychologists at CITA Clinics, you should focus on the harmful effects on your physical, psychological and spiritual health, focusing on the problem that led you to use.

We have individual treatments and group therapies, since participation in different groups will be of great help to the patient. Recovery is not solved only by eliminating the drug from the body but by developing valuable human connections.

3. Reinsertion Phase

During the last phase of treatment, we include the psychological issues that led the patient to addiction. At this time it is important to analyze the environment of the person and her family.

After overcoming drug detoxification and rehabilitation, the problems that cause the patient anxiety, depression or chronic stress associated with drug use are treated.

In this phase we work on overcoming the fear of changing habits and lifestyle with multidisciplinary learning of how to have better interpersonal relationships.

At CITA Clinics, the rehabilitation program always begins with a detailed and individual evaluation of the patient. So we can develop an individual strategy tailored to your particular circumstances.

➔ What is addiction treatment?

At Clinicascita we have a wide range of techniques focused on rehabilitation:

  • Several detox centers adapted to different types of patient
  • Entrance in a quiet and natural environment
  • Urban outpatient treatment
  • Individual sessions with psychiatrists and specialist psychologists
  • Sociotherapist assistance
  • Equine Therapy (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, PAE)
  • Application of innovative neuroscience therapies
  • Outdoor and Couples Therapy
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Family interventionists
  • In-person or online follow-up after leaving the center

➔ How long does the treatment last?

Addiction treatment does not have a specific duration, since it depends on the case and the demands of each patient. However, the goal of all treatment is to achieve a recovery with a short and effective treatment.

➔ Treatment price

The rates with admission to the detoxification center are from 99 euros and in all of them you will find individual session services with a psychiatrist, psychologist and sociotherapist, 18 groups / workshops a week, gym, horse riding, spinning, paddle tennis and swimming pool.

We also include additional services such as physiotherapy, hairdresser, dentist, accompaniments, and everything the patient needs. For the city of Barcelona there is also the option of outpatient treatment without admission from 75 euros per visit.

Our rates are indicative, since they are then adjusted in a personalized way for each case.

 

➔ Admission to the Center

Arrival to the center. First day

A specialized sociotherapist from the center will receive the patient to facilitate their integration into the clinic. In addition, from that moment there will be daily communication between the patient, the family and the personal care professional who will be assigned to him. Our centers ensure quality, privacy and anonymity.

Stay

A personalized work program will be established with:

  • Psychiatrists and specialized psychologists
  • Therapies
  • Holding workshops

In addition, thanks to the natural environment and the unbeatable facilities, we count on being pioneers in PAE, Assisted Psychotherapy with Equines, which improves non-verbal communication skills and self-knowledge, thus accelerating the rehabilitation process. You can check all our facilities and services here.

Goals of admission

Admission to the center guarantees the patient:

  • Withdrawal from addiction-inducing circumstances
  • Self-knowledge and improvement in the management of emotions
  • Resolution of behavior problems related to addiction due to substance abuse or behavior
  • Improved quality of life for both the patient and their families

After admission

The reintegration will be followed in a gradual and personalized way until the complete recovery of the patient.

For patients residing in Barcelona, we have a psychological center specialized in addictions.

Those who reside outside of Barcelona will have at their disposal a wide network of centers and collaborators both at national and European level. In addition, there is also the option of online therapy with a multidisciplinary team made up of psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, coaching experts and educators.

➔ Requirements for Addiction Treatment to Work

The requirements for an addiction treatment to work are based on the willingness of the patient to the treatment, that is, the patient himself must want to recover.

Second, the person must break with the environment that has caused their addiction. This phase will work with expert professionals and under adequate medical supervision.

In addition, the detoxification and cessation phases in CITA will be carried out as different multidisciplinary therapies, since it is necessary to differentiate the monkey, the abstinence or the desire to consume, from the intoxication itself.

Finally, in the rehabilitation phase, the person assumes the void left by the drug or addiction in question, and overcomes it.

This process requires the patient to invest a lot of energy, responsibility and commitment with himself, with the therapists and above all, with your family. Without these elements, treatment will not be effective in the long term and the chances of relapse increase.

Attending the sessions with the therapists allows us to analyze which “people, places and environments” are linked and related to consumption. The patient will thus detect the patterns of use of alcohol or other drugs that tend to have repetitive mechanics over time. Once these 3 factors have been identified, the person is in a position to develop methods and actions to change these circuits of addictive behaviors for their own benefit.

 

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    Addiction treatment: how does it work?

    Drug addiction treatment is truly effective when a comprehensive and global perspective is applied. Dr. Josep Mª Fàbregas, psychiatrist director and addiction expert of the CITA medical team, defines the therapeutic program in three phases: Detoxification, Detoxification and Rehabilitation.

    To achieve recovery from addiction, it is important to solve some core problems that being an addict entails, and that every person who undergoes addiction treatment must do:

    Drug addiction treatment must be started decisively and immediately aborted. Symptoms of alcohol or drug dependence will appear a few hours later and ideally, a drug addiction specialist such as those at CITA therapeutically supports the patient with a multidisciplinary approach in the initial diagnosis and with drug support as the symptoms are convenient.

    In this phase, the symptoms experienced by the patient due to the total suspension of the substance that was abused on the nervous system and the organism are treated. Consequently, the problems of insomnia, anxiety and instability in energy levels will be solved. This phase is known as the detox phase.

    The next therapeutic phase after overcoming the “monkey” is the phase of withdrawal. According to the addiction psychologists at CITA, you should focus on the harmful effects on your physical, psychological and spiritual health, focusing on the problem that led you to use.

    For that, at CITA we work with individual and group treatments, since participation in different groups will be of great help. Recovery is not solved only by eliminating the drug from the body but by developing valuable human connections and their meaning.

    Third and last, we identify the reintegration phase. During the last phase of treatment for addicts, we include psychological and functional issues from the environment closest to the patient and very importantly, the family.

    After overcoming drug detoxification and rehabilitation, the problems that cause the patient anxiety, depression or chronic stress associated with drug use are treated. Overcoming the fear of changing habits and lifestyle with multidisciplinary learning how to have better interpersonal relationships.

    It should be clarified that the treatment of addictive behaviors cannot be finished just by stopping consuming. Carrying out continuous therapies with a therapeutic approach such as that of the CITA Addiction Center on admission is the most effective solution in the short term.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ADDICTION TREATMENT TO WORK

    The requirements for an addiction treatment to work, start from the willingness of the patient to the treatment, that is, the patient himself must assume the desire to recover.

    Second, he must break away from the environment that has caused his addiction. This phase will be carried out by expert professionals and under adequate medical supervision.

    In addition, the detoxification and cessation phases in CITA will be carried out as different multidisciplinary therapies, since it is necessary to differentiate mono, abstinence or the desire to consume, from intoxication due to consumption.

    Finally, in the rehabilitation phase, the person assumes the void left by the drug or addiction in question, and overcomes it with more strength than ever.

    This process requires that you invest a lot of energy, responsibility and commitment with yourself, with the therapists and above all, with your family. Without these elements it may not be effective in the long term and the likelihood of relapse increases.

    Attending the sessions with the therapists allows us to analyze which “people, places and environments” are linked and related to consumption. The patient will detect the patterns of use of alcohol or other drugs that tend to have repetitive mechanics over time and methods and actions can be developed to alter and change these addictive behavior circuits for the benefit of the patient.

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    ADVANTAGES OF CARRYING OUT ADDICTION TREATMENT IN A CENTER

    One of the great advantages of performing addiction treatment in a center like CITA, is that we are specialists in all types of addictions and the Dosrius therapeutic community allows treating the patient by isolating him from the environment that led him to consume.

    Another advantage is that individual and group therapies are strictly oriented to the mental recovery of the patient, supervised by sociotherapists and psychologists.

    At CITA, the latest advances in medicine are applied to drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Drug treatments at CITA are the most recognized in Europe. More than thirty years of experience, a staff of more than seventy specialized professionals and a specific working method to treat drug addictions of proven effectiveness, give value to CITA Clinics.

    Discover why CITA is your ally in drug addiction treatment.

    BENEFITS OF ADDICTION TREATMENT ON APPOINTMENT

    • ✓ CONSTANT FOLLOW-UP AND EVOLUTION OF THE PATIENT.
    • ✓ INTEGRAL AND INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT, ADAPTED TO THE NEEDS OF EACH PATIENT.
    • ✓ MULTIDISCIPLINARY ATTENTION OF PROFESSIONALS WITH 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.
    • ✓ RECOGNITION THERAPIES IN EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, TO GUARANTEE THE BEST RESULT.
    • ✓ FAMILY CARE AND COMMUNICATION AT ALL TIMES

    Treatments for drug addictions

    At CITA we perform addiction treatments with doctors, psychologists, and a team of addiction experts. In addition, our addiction therapies such as equine treatment will help the patient to complete the therapeutic process. Learn about our treatments:

    • Cocaine addiction
    • Cannabis addiction
    • Heroin addiction
    • Smoking Addiction
    • Alcohol addiction
    • Benzodiazepine addiction
    • Amphetamine addiction
    • Ketamine addiction

    Behavioral addiction treatment

    There is a specific process for the treatment of behavioral addictions, that type of addiction that has increased in recent years and that requires a specific treatment, different from substance addictions.

    • Gambling addiction
    • Video game addiction
    • Sex addiction
    • Shopping addiction
    • Internet and Mobile Addiction

     

    Bases of addiction treatment

     

    An addiction is, in a sense, a disease and a symptom. When someone develops it, it constitutes by itself a pathology with physical and psychological consequences, but it also reveals the existence of an underlying problem: a deficiency.

    It is this lack that the individual would have tried to fill by resorting to a substance or a behavior that, in the long run, has ended up degenerating into a compulsive action that the individual cannot control.

    Drug treatment in CITA clinics takes this dynamic into account, which is why it goes beyond the essential detoxification, and even detoxification, as it points to the need to treat the root of the problem. That lack that is at the very base of the problem. To solve this we resort to the combination of psychiatry, psychology and sociotherapy, as well as a wide range of activities and alternative therapies.

    In drug treatment we also follow the same bases focused on drug addiction treatment. Drug treatment is less difficult if you have a specialized drug and drug rehabilitation team.

    Our experience tells us that the combination of these therapeutic models constitute the best response to be able to eliminate addiction, since, beyond overcoming a specific problem, it provides the individual with the tools to face the addictive behavior itself.

    Individualized drug rehab treatment

    Despite this schematic explanation to exemplify the basic steps of the therapeutic model that we carry out at CITA, in our center we believe that the quality of treatment should also be supported by its individualization.

    Treatment to combat drugs is extraordinarily complex because, on the one hand, it is influenced by the enormous variety of substances and behaviors that can cause addiction. As we pointed out before, addiction is a problem in itself, but dependence on a specific substance is still, at least in part, the externalization of another underlying problem: addiction itself.

    On the other hand, the need to carry out a psychological treatment forces us to face an almost infinite casuistry; that of the wide variety of human beings. Each individual is different and each patient is too. Not always two patients have reached the same dependency from the same motivations. Not everyone has come to the same place looking for the same thing and not everyone has found the same thing. Different paths, different questions, require different answers.

    Tratamientos para adicciones

    At CITA, the rehabilitation program always begins with a detailed and individual evaluation of the patient, to develop an individual strategy that allows a process adapted to their particular circumstances. We work from the basis that each patient is different and only through a response adapted to her needs can the objective be achieved: a consolidated and definitive rehabilitation.

    The forms of recovery for each addicted patient, which are carried out in CITA, are different according to each case.

    Dr. Josep M. Fàbregas

    PSYCHIATRIC DIRECTOR / ADDICTION SPECIALIST

    Josep Mª Fàbregas Pedrell is currently an addiction specialist and psychiatrist director of the CITA Clinic for addictions and mental health, made up of the CITA Fundación, CITA Clínica, and CITA Young therapeutic centers.

    He started his professional career at the Marmottande Paris Hospital, where he works with Professor Claude Olievenstein.

    Later he moved to New York and, after several years of professional experience, in 1981 he founded CITA (Center for Research and Treatment of Addictions) with the aim of developing a model of a professional therapeutic community, which has been in operation for 32 years. .

     

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