Fundación Recal uses the Minnesota Model. The Minnesota Model is characterised as being an integral and interdisciplinary approach to addiction and aims for complete abstinence from all substances that can affect the state of mind of the patient who wishes to recover. It is based on a combination of the Twelve Step programme of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), applied alongside the latest medical, psychological, psychiatric and pharmacological advances as they develop in the field of addiction treatment.
You can read about the history of the Minnesota Model on its creators website: hazeldenbettyford.org
The objective of the first stage of addiction treatment is to provide patients with support and rehabilitation either in a residential or non-residential programme, aiming to reinforce total abstinence from drugs, treat any physical or mental illnesses through care, containment, health education, medication if necessary, psychotherapy and socio-educational engagement. The ultimate goal is to achieve total abstinence, paving the way for learning, to allow development of healthy habits, behaviours and attitudes.
During the second stage of treatment, recovery is reinforced and there is a gradual reintroduction to work and social environments via a post-treatment plan.
At Fundación Recal treatment is always personalised and tailored to the needs of the patient, therefore every treatment is unique and individually designed. The patient participates in defining their treatment, by taking responsibility for his/her own recovery.
1. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment:
2. Social rehabilitation: