The Camino Recovery Center and Health Hotel are in Andalucía, Spain and are currently celebrating 10 years in these beautiful facilities. They are known for many things but three that most people remember are equine-assisted psychotherapy, the number of addictions they currently treat and their beautiful facilities at the health hotel.
The Camino Recovery facilities are located in the Sierra de Tejeda mountain range and are a beautiful as well as tranquil retreat on The Southern coast of Spain. The intimacy of this family-run center means that there a high degree of attention to the client that is quite personal and is given in an environment that is caring and compassionate which is quite different from larger facilities.
In the Health Hotel, there are spacious and comfortable bedrooms all in private suite type facilities and peaceful outdoor spaces that create an environment conducive to the process of therapy from addiction. Their renounced chefs offer a nutritious menu using locally grown produce freshly supplied daily. These suites are individually as well as specifically designed with the patient’s total comfort in mind. Some have access directly to the walled garden area and pool while others look toward the mountains, coast and ancient fort of Velez-Malaga. The goal is for each patient staying at the facilities to always feel safe, inspired, relaxed and at home.
This recovery center offers evidence-based individualized care that addresses addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relapse and relationship issues all developed by Masters degreed staff. These are the addictions they work with:
- Alcohol addiction
- All drug addictions
- Food addiction/eating disorders
- Gambling addiction
- Opioid Dependency
- Marijuana addiction
- Addiction to prescription drugs
- Sexual addiction
Most of these addictions are treated in several unique ways, one using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which brings horses and patients together. By studying the interaction between horse and human in an assortment of activities, the psychotherapist can better gather information about how a patient interacts with others. Their Program Director is a pioneer in the development of EAP as a tool for therapy in both the United States and Europe.
This type of therapy is a highly successful method used for patients who are closed-up and unable to freely talk about the feelings, emotions and have a hard time communicating with others. The horse will react to the patient’s state of emotions, offering insight as well as awareness for the therapist to build on during rehabilitation.
These facilities are a unique and successful way to aid patients with addictions that are ruining their lives.