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The aim of all of our programmes is to help people affected by addiction to initiate a personal recovery that can be sustained well beyond Recal by attending to individual needs and providing environments in which change is possible.


In collaborative partnership with patients, we help them to understand and practice what they will need to do to achieve their goal of a better quality of life, free from addiction and its effects.









  • ·A safe place away from where addiction began and got stronger.

  • ·Safety: there is a reduced risk to self and to others, and a time to experiment in making changes with support always at close hand.

  • ·Patients´ life style re-structures with the aid of a well-managed programme.

  • ·The opportunity to assess and treat the whole person in one place by an integrated muti-disciplinary team.

  • ·Participation in a recovery community thereby preparing the person for engagement with the principal post-treatment resource of the mutual-aid fellowships.

  • ·Recovery is the goal.

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What Treatment involves


The decision to admit will follow the receipt and assessment of essential information. We understand that however motivated they are, in deciding to enter treatment the patient is taking a big step that may give rise to anxiety.  We take a great deal of care in welcoming and integrating our patients into the treatment community.


Our first concern is to ensure the patient’s safety and to stabilize their health.  Our expert medical and nursing staff are on hand for this purpose.


If the patient requires detoxification but does not need to be admitted to hospital to undergo this process, the team at Recal will medically manage the withdrawal from substances as safely, as comfortably and as quickly as possible.  



The patient will be assigned a focal counsellor, who will support the patient throughout their stay and who will keep family members duly informed. However, Recal adopts an approach that ensures the collective responsibility of the team for the care of all patients.


Based on what we learn about the patient we collaborate with them on developing a treatment plan. We will already be thinking about the best post-treatment options.  The plan is continuously under review and develops during the course of the patient’s stay.  The plan will identify the patient’s strengths and resources for recovery while helping them to recognize understand and find ways of removing obstacles to their goal. 

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Within the weekly schedule and in support of the aims and objective of the treatment plan the patient will have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of therapies including:


  • Group Therapy: An interpersonal model is applied to enable patients to understand the issues they bring to relationships which could play a part in relapse and to try new ways of relating to others.


  • One-to-one sessions: Building a therapeutic relationship through which to monitor and understand any issues arising with the progress of the treatment plan.


  • Assignments to facilitate engagement with 12-Step fellowships: Insight into and practice of the 12-Step programme while actively working on the first 5 steps.  Patients have the opportunity to attend fellowship meetings.


  • Health education on addiction, recovery and related subjects: Improving understanding of personal, social and environmental issues affecting the progress of recovery.


  • Community health review: Sharing responsibility to look after the recovery culture


  • Family conferences: Thinking beyond the individual to support recovery for all


  • Complementary therapies: Art Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Yoga, Physical exercise.





The transition to life after the safe containment of first-stage treatment has to be prepared for and managed to ensure the progress made is not lost or dissipated. The second-stage programme provides a level of support that enables the patient to take on more responsibility for a self-managed recovery and, most importantly, in a way that is consistent with the previous stage before they make the move back into normal life.

Some people are able to cope with participating in the second-stage programme while living in their own accommodation while others benefit from the round-the-clock support (from staff and peers) to be had from the residential option provided by our two apartments in Pozuelo de Alarcon.




Recal Day Centre offers help for those who by their own circumstances lack the time to undergo the Stage One treatment, or for those who our medical team suggest to do so. 

We work under the 12 Steps Programme and the Minnesota Model as well, just as we do in our Main Center in Majadahonda.

We believe four weekly groups, from Monday to Thursday, and a weekly one-to-one session is enough for people not in Residential option.



Likewise, we help family members recover from the effects of this illness through a weekly therapeutic meeting.


Recal Day Centre is located in the heart of Madrid, at Avenida de Alfonso XIII, 100 – 1st floor. It has great public transportation access, and it is a very safe place for those people who wish to stop this illness.


For more information on Recal Day Centre, please call: 655 50 71 70

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