Nova Vida, set in the hills overlooking the Algarve coast, employs research based, personalized treatment that offers clients a real chance at a new life.
About *Closed* Nova Vida Recovery
COVID-19 Update (Mar 26, 2020): Nova Vida Recovery remains open and is also offering online counseling sessions via Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype. They are requiring new admissions to have self-isolated for 14 days prior to arrival.
Nova Vida is a beautiful facility on the southern coast of Portugal. Founded in 2007, this facility offers adult men and women help with drug and alcohol addictions and dual diagnoses. This luxury facility uses English as its primary language in treatment. For clients who are feeling withdrawal symptoms, they are referred to Nova Vida’s off-site detox program for monitoring. Treatment at Nova Vida is individualized and can last between 28 and 60 days. The average length of stay is 32 days and can cost around €20,000. The therapy is 12-Step oriented, and clients are encouraged to participate in group sessions. Clients get 40 hours of both group and individualized therapy each week, group meetings daily, AA meetings daily as well as individual therapy typically once a week. Nova Vida’s counselors use a few different therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), relapse prevention, biofeedback, and educational therapy.
Nova Vida is a dual diagnosis program and offers outpatient treatment for co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression. The outpatient program is open to young adults and adolescents, and they also provide couples counseling. Nova Vida has a speciality program for burnout pilots known as “Flight Deck”. They also treat eating disorders and stress.
Nova Vida’s facility is on a hill overlooking the gorgeous coast, and it has a very modern interior. All the bedrooms are private and feature a large queen sized bed, air conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, and either have a balcony or private terrace that have ocean views. Nova Vida has a large living room, on-site fitness room, personal trainers, walking trails, beautiful gardens, and a swimming pool.
An on-site chef prepares meals for Nova Vida using local ingredients. The facility provides clients with 3 meals a day that are nutritionally dense, and they can accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions.
Price & Length
€500 per day | 7-28 days
Extended options available
Who We Treat
Executive treatment programs typically directly support the needs of people who manage businesses and may provide flexible schedules and office space to allow work during treatment.
Faro District, Portugal
Using alcohol as a coping mechanism, or drinking excessively throughout the week, signals an alcohol use disorder.
Heroin is a highly addictive and illegal opioid. It can cause insomnia, collapsed veins, heart issues, and additional mental health issues.
Opioids produce pain-relief and euphoria, which can lead to addiction. This class of drugs includes prescribed medication and the illegal drug heroin.
Cocaine is a stimulant with euphoric effects. Agitation, muscle ticks, psychosis, and heart issues are common symptoms of cocaine abuse.
Two or more people meet with a therapist together. Patients get valuable peer support, strengthen interpersonal skills, and improve self-awareness.
Individual care meets the needs of each patient, using personalized treatment to provide them the most relevant care and greatest chance of success.
Incorporating spirituality, community, and responsibility, 12-Step philosophies prioritize the guidance of a Higher Power and a continuation of 12-Step practices.
What We Treat
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