Our programmes

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.



This treatment option is available to everyone but is especially suitable for people who currently lack a safe, stable living environment. It offers: 




  • Relief from the immediate environment of active addiction and its associated cues, unhealthy networks and sources of supply.


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


  • An anti-dote to characteristically chaotic lifestyle through a rational, structured, well managed programme.



  • Concentrated intensity – with no distraction from the purpose of recovery. .


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


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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 stabilise 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.  


While taking the advice of the medical staff, we do not wait for the completion of detoxification before inviting the patient to participate fully in the programme.


The patient will be assigned a focal counsellor, who will support the patient throughout their stay. 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 recognise understand and find ways of removing obstacles to their goal. 



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 faciliatet 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 including personal trainer.



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.


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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.



At the Recal Day Centre in the heart of Madrid, we offer a variety of responses to the needs of families and their members which include:


The opportunity to discuss a situation with members of our team


The opportunity to undergo an exhaustive medical and psychological assessment of a person’s relationship to substances or a behaviour that may be causing concern, including but not limited to compulsive sex, addictive use of new technologies or some form of disordered eating.


The time necessary to explore fully the options open to the person.


The opportunity to engage in individual and/or group therapy.



The opportunity for referring professionals to support the engagement of the patient with Recal’s services and vice versa.


The time and space for people in recovery who may be struggling and seek additional help to improve their life skills.


The opportunity for people who are aware of the residual effects of trauma to discuss their situation and find appropriate help.


For more information on Centro Ambulatorio Recal, please call: 655 50 71 70



Families, schools and colleges often find reason to be concerned about young people and their risk of developing addiction.  Young people themselves may be worried about their situation and want to talk to someone about it.


Recal’s Youth-at-Risk programme provides the opportunity to explore these concerns.


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Prevention of addiction in youth and teens Workshop


Aimed at young people who are at risk of developing the disease of addiction.


The programme is facilitated by psychologists  with the aim of offering information on the risks of substance use and promoting personal development tools to reinforce the protective factors against the disease of addiction.


The Workshop consists of an initial session of information and 4 sessions of two hours, for a month.




Intervention in young teenagers with drug abuse and risk behaviors.


Therapeutic process to achieve abstinence from drugs and / or addictive and destructive behaviors, or risk behaviors.


Personal development programme where the adolescent will make contact with a process of change, obtaining tools and resources of self-knowledge and growth.


Each personal process is different and so is the timing of each process.



More information Helping Youth at Risk: 655 50 71 70