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Dealing with your addiction

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Will is rarely enough. Help is crucial

Addiction has set in (Alcohol, cocaine, psychotropics, painkillers, cannabis, gambling, sex, etc.), and freedom to consume is lost. You re overwhelmed by feelings of despair, and you can no longer find adequate solutions... La Bastide de Callian offers you personalised support from a multi-disciplinary team and innovative care techniques used in detox treatments for alcohol, cocaine, psychotropic drugs, painkillers, cannabis, gambling, sex, etc. Support for smoking cessation is also available.

Addiction: behind the pleasure,

pain is building...” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Following a comprehensive physical exam is completed by our general practitioner, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) and initial biological assessment, psychological treatment will centre around daily individual interviews (psychiatrist and psychologist), complemented by therapeutic mediations during which you can share your experiences and work on specific topics such as managing your emotions and self-affirmation.

The objective, of course, is to understand what in your life course led to the addiction, as well as to identify the steps to take in order to effectively stop the behaviour and, above all, to avoid a relapse.

You will also benefit from a sports and nutrition education programme in a state-of-the-art Spa centre.


Addiction is a cerebral pathology defined by a dependency on a substance or activity, with detrimental physical, psychological and social consequences.

Tobacco and alcohol, followed by cannabis and, far behind, opiates (heroin, morphine), cocaine and amphetamines or synthetic derivatives. Although less common, addictions can also concern activities (and not substances): gambling, video games, sex or compulsive buying.

You must have presented with at least two of the following 11 criteria in the past year (all of these points can also be applied to an activity, such as with an addiction to gambling or sex, etc.).:

- you have an urgent and irrepressible need to consume the substance (craving)

- you have started to use the substance in larger amounts or for longer periods of time

- you spend a large amount of time searching for the product

- you have built up a tolerance for the product

- you experience withdrawal symptoms when you suddenly stop using the substance

- you have gradually become less responsible

- you use of the substance even in the presence of a known physical risk

- you have become less social and gradually isolated

- you have a conflicting desire to cut back on the substance

- you have put aside other activities or interests to use the substance 

- you continue to consume the product despite the physical or psychological effects