Girl in a jacket Spain

Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Serenity House

Specialities:

Treatment of all forms of addiction including drugs, alcohol, sex and gambling addiction supported by holistic therapies and meditation

Contact/ address:

Pueblo Blanco
Central Adalucia
Spain
Tel: (0034) 956 127 371/ 08000 46 30 43 (UK only)
Email: info@serenityhouse.co.uk
Website: www. serenityhouse.co.uk

Description: Serenity House offers private, residential rehabilitation from all forms of addiction and follows the ’12 Step’ programme to achieve sobriety and a life free from addiction. It offers a full range of alternative therapies from mediation to aromatherapy massage and makes full use of the surrounding countryside for physical activities including horse riding and mountain biking. The centre has a high success rate amongst those who complete its programme. It is the longest established treatment centre for addiction in Spain.


Camino Recovery

Specialities:

Medically supervised detoxification, group therapy and psychotherapy to treat for those suffering with addiction and their families.

Contact/ address:

Avenida de Las Mimosas 189
Linda Vista Baja
San Pedro de Alcántara
29670 Málaga
Spain

Tel: +34 952 784 228 (Spain) +44 207 558 8420 (UK)
Email: meena@caminorecovery.com
Website: www.caminorecovery.com

Description:

The integrated recovery programme offered by Camino Recovery is based on the ’12 Step’ model and is designed to treat those suffering from all forms of addiction including drugs, alcohol, gambling and eating disorders. Therapeutic interventions include those focussed on anger, grief and trauma, art therapy, psycho drama and EAP or Equine Assisted Psychotherapy where clients work in the care of horses. The centre is geared up to provide treatment and therapy for whole families as well as single clients.


Narconon Drug Rehabilitation

Specialities:

Detoxification and rehabilitation from drug and alcohol abuse and life learning skills to prevent relapse.

Contact/ address:

Autovia Sevilla–Malaga Km 14,
5 41500 Alcala De Guadaira Sevilla
Spain

Tel: (34) 9556-86000
Email: narconon@narconon-meditteraneo.com
Website: www.narconon.org

Description: Narconon Centres are present in many countries throughout the world. Narconon programmes were first run in 1966, based on the theories of L. Ron Hubbard. The detoxification and rehabilitation process is drug-free and relies upon nutritional and emotional support and therapeutic counselling. Learning courses focussing on communication and perception are designed to allow the ex-addict to take control of their own life and re-integrate back into society with a life-long abstinence of drugs.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

The Spanish Civil Guard

Contact/ address:

D. G. de la Guardia Civil
Guzmán el Bueno
110. 28003
Madrid.

Email:sede-electronica@guardiacivil.org
Website:www.guardiacivil.es

La Guardia Civil or Spanish Civil Guard is a federal Spanish police force with military status that was founded in 1844. They have the responsibility for enforcing the law in a number of key areas including protection of the monarchy, highway patrol and measures against terrorism. They are also responsible for counter drugs and anti-smuggling operations, customs control and border security, making them the primary force in the prevention of narcotic trafficking in the country. Their operational specialities include the Servicio Cinológico, which is a specialist dog unit tasked with drugs and explosives detection, and the Jefatura Fiscal y de Fronteras which is in charge of customs and revenue.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Drug Strategy 2009-2016

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Spanish Ministry of Health and Social Policy (PNDS)

Date:

1 October 2009

Internet link:

www.pnsd.msc.es/Categoria2/publica/pdf/StrategyPNSD2009-2016.pdf

Publisher website:

www.pnsd.msc.es


Name:

Action Plan on Drugs

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs / Spanish Ministry of Health and Social Policy

Date:

6 September 2000

Internet link:

www.pnsd.msps.es/Categoria2/publica/pdf/EvaluacionEstrategia2000-2008.pdf

Publishers website:

www.pnsd.msps.es

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Convention on Psychotropic Substances

Published Authority:

United Nations

Date:

1971

Internet link:

www.incb.org/pdf/e/conv/convention_1971_en.pdf

Publisher Website:

www.incb.org

Name:

Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Published Authority:

United Nations

Date:

1988

Internet Link:

www.incb.org/pdf/e/conv/convention_1988_en.pdf

Publisher Website:

www.incb.org


Name:

Law 1/1992, Art 25-28.

Published Authority:

Government of Spain

Date:

1992

Internet Link:

Publisher Website:

Facts and stats

  • Cases of drug addiction were rare in Spain before the 1980, however the worldwide increase in illicit drug taking that began in the 1970s coupled with the increase in Spanish tourism resulted in an explosion in the Spanish drug problem.

  • Between 1977 and 1982 seizures of cannabis increased five-fold and seizures of cocaine increased eight-fold.

  • In 1981 there were 31 deaths as a result with heroin overdose in Spain. In 1983 deaths from heroin amounted to 100 people and in 1984 150 people died from heroin overdose.

  • The rise in heroin use in Spain throughout the 1980s has been attributed to the loss of France as a heroin processing country. Labs in France had been the source of much of Europe’s heroin supply and when these labs were shut down, Spain became the new location for them.

  • It is estimated that there are over 74,000 heroin addicts in Spain.

  • The prevalence of cocaine in Spain is partly due to its geographical location, because being politically close to South America, most of the drugs that enter Europe tends to go via Spain.

  • Of those Spanish citizens seeking rehabilitation from drug addiction, 45% have a problem with cocaine.

  • Two third of all drug-related admissions to hospital emergency rooms in Spain are as a result of cocaine use, the largest proportion out of any drug.

  • The drug responsible for the second largest amount of ER visits is cannabis with one third of all admissions attributed to use of the drug.

  • The consumption of alcohol is a factor in nearly all hospital admissions for other drugs.

  • Cocaine consumption is higher in Spain than in any other European country.

  • Most cannabis that finds its way to Spain is cannabis resin, which originates in neighbouring Morocco.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs

Type:

Governmental

Address/ contact:

Ministry of Health and Social Policy
Government of Spain
Madrid
Spain

Email: cendocupnd@mspsi.es

The Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs has within its remit the research into the situation of drug dependency within the country. The results of its investigations were published in Spain's National Drug Policy 2009-2016.


The Spanish Drug Addiction Study Association

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/ contact:

Sociación Española De Estudio En Drogodependencias
Apartado de Correos 477
46080 Valencia
Spain

Tel: 963 406 550 / 963 941 932
Email: sec_red@aesed.com
Website: www.aesed.com

The Spanish Drug Addiction Study Association or AESED began life the name of Drogalcohol. The association supports the study of and training in the phenomenon of addiction, particularly drug and alcohol addiction. It was responsible for the formation of REDOC, the Centre for Documentation on Drug Addictions, which was opened in 1994. The association’s website gives access to issues of ‘Spanish Drug Addictions Journal’.


Foundation for Drug Addiction Study, Prevention and Assistance (FEPAD)

Type:

Governmental

Address/ contact:

Sede de Valencia:
C/ Guardia Civil 26.
Tel: 902 107 542
Delegación de Alicante:
C/ Gerona 26, 1ª Planta.

Tel: 965 93 89 07
Website: www.fepad.es

FEPAD was created by the Regional Government of Valencia in 2004 with the aim of improving the care given to drug addicts and prevent the spread of drug addiction in the region. It also seeks to research the area of drug dependence with particular emphasis on the physical and social care implications of becoming addicted to drugs. The foundation carries out drug prevention programmes in schools, colleges and workplaces and with families. It also implements training and research in the field of drug addiction.