Hellenic Practice - Overview
Providing Professional Treatment
At Hellenic Practice, we offer addiction
treatment programs for every stage of recovery. Our program and philosophy are
based on the educational holistic freedom model approach, a scientifically
proven method that provides lasting recovery.
With a success rate of more than 65% we
know that addictions and mental disorders cannot be cured with medications
alone, rather, it requires a professional strategy and lifestyle changes that
will set you free to a living the life that you deserve.
The Hellenic Practice is a professional
detoxification and rehabilitation program designed for the treatment of
substance abuse and mental disorders.
The Hellenic Practice employs trailblazing scientific
and medical procedures to bring about proper rehabilitation, spiritual
well-being, and a balanced lifestyle.
When you join our program in Greece, you
will be treated with total confidence by our team of health care professionals
focusing entirely on your recovery.
The Hellenic Practice Holds the Following
Detoxification as a standalone treatment
is not effective.
The Educational Holistic Model is the
best approach to achieve a long-lasting recovery for treating all addictions
We offer consciousness-based medical and
educational treatment programs which guarantee the best results compared to
The Hellenic Practice is the exclusive
provider of this service in Greece.
The Hellenic Practice Team
The Hellenic Practice is committed to
providing exceptional results, our team of health care professionals hold many
years of experience in the medical field of mental disorders and addictions,
they are well-trained and offer multi-disciplinary skills that will, together
with you and your family, help you to construct a customized treatment plan
that is designed to meet your requirements. Every member of the Hellenic
Practice Team is responsible for delivering professional guidance with utmost
care. We are dedicated to ensuring that you remain safe and comfortable while
your recovery experience is enhanced at all times.
Hellenic Practice nutritionists help
program participants learn the science of nutrition and learn important topics
such as the food categories, methods of preparation, quality and the importance
of drinking pure water. As part of our educational program, clients will also
learn the fundamentals of out-door and in-door agriculture, to mention few. The
primary purpose of these educational modules is to help our clients know how to
detox their bodies, eat healthy and maintain proper fitness and strength levels
that will provide the body with vitality and longevity.
Physical Activity Instructors
At Hellenic Practice, our physical
activity instructors are highly experienced experts in teaching clients the
best ways of detoxifying the body of the suffering caused by chemical
dependency, thus allowing for a long-lasting recovery. Physical activity
involves exerting the muscles through movement of body parts, burning a
considerably high amount of energy in the process. Physical activities are
highly beneficial to the health. Some common physical activities are walking,
jumping, running, dancing, gardening, swimming, yoga, etc.
Partner Detoxification Clinic
Our partner clinic is a renowned name in
Mental Health and has been providing excellent health services to people in the
broader Hellenic area since 1964. In line with the most recent European
standards, the detox clinic embarked on an extensive and far-reaching
renovation of the facilities including buildings for our private clinical
doctors, accommodation, in-house cooking, and round the clock security. With
more specialized personnel combining advanced scientific techniques with a
compassionate treatment method, our team focuses on the particular requirements
of individual clients and their families. We hope that these strategies in
combination with medication will provide a holistic improvement in the health
of our patients and their social reintegration.
Our Treatments and Therapies
Illicit Drug Addiction
Sex and Love Addiction
Depression & Trauma
Anorexia & Bulimia
Over-eating & Orthorexia
Medically Managed Detox
For efficient recovery to occur in a
person battling with chemical dependency, the body needs detoxification. At the
Hellenic Practice, we have the expertise and experience to help you through
this medically sensitive period.
Often, the detox center is the first
point of call for addicts and their families looking for treatment. Many
addicts dread the feeling of quitting their harmful habits and the withdrawal
symptoms that are sure to follow. Studies show that one of the main reasons why
addicts do not seek treatment is due to the fear, or perceived fear of the
discomfort that withdrawal produces.
Hellenic Practice Detox affiliated
Centers shares the concerns of clients and their loved ones at this crucial
time, our programs are packaged to manage these feelings effectively. We
provide a medically managed drug and alcohol detox under the close supervision
of and collaboration with an independent team of specialists in medical
detoxification profession. We have highly qualified consulting doctors who help
to manage withdrawal symptoms with the most advanced evidenced-based methods.
We have a devoted and experienced supporting staff who provide care and support
24/7 for the duration of the process. Our most important objective is to make
the detoxification process as comfortable and safe as possible within the
limits of the medical practice.
What to Expect During Detox?
Detoxification is the first crucial step
in the journey towards recovery and is the period when the client’s body is
being rid of drugs and alcohol so that they can live an addiction-free life.
This period is one of the most crucial in the recovery process and can prove
fatal if attempted alone. Withdrawal symptoms are a normal feature of the detox
process, although the symptoms and their seriousness are dependent on each
client’s peculiarities. Our specialists support every client throughout the
process and help them understand their symptoms so that they can manage them. A
lot of factors determine the length of the detoxification process for each
client. Some of these factors include substance use history, types of drug
addiction, and the health status of the client. Most clients will require an
average of 3-7 days to reach the detoxification stage of treatment.
Our medical teams carry out an intensive
assessment of clients who enroll in our program to determine their suitability
for our program. Clients who are eligible for our medically monitored detox
will meet with our team of psychiatrists and addiction specialists to draw out
an appropriate treatment plan. We continually monitor the physical symptoms and
emotional and psychological state of clients throughout the detox process.
Medication and Care
Each client is assigned a
board-certified physician who administers different types of medication that
will support and keep them safe during the detoxification process. We encourage
clients to rest and allow our staff to support them through this first stage of
the healing process. We employ a scientifically proven evidence-based treatment
method which includes one on one counseling, group therapy sessions, yoga and
other types of treatments including:
1. Cognitive and Motivational
Even though addicts are always conscious
of the harmful effects of their habits on their health, careers, and
relationship with their loved ones, but still engage in substance abuse. Our
counselors will help clients to develop habits that will make them strong-willed
and keep them away from relapsing to their old ways once they finish their
2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
In this context, “dialectical” means
“concerned with or acting through opposing forces.” Recovering from hydrocodone
or oxycodone addiction requires our clients to accept two states of the mind
that seems to contradict: They must accept who they have become, and they must
also be willing to change.
3. Neurofeedback Therapy
This treatment is administered through
an electroencephalography machine and gives our counselors real-time access to
a client’s brain. The instructor uses the feedback from the device to guide a
counseling session to become more efficient at identifying the underlying f
actors for the client’s addiction.
Neurofeedback can also be provided for an additional fee.
Regular exercise and a healthy diet
after treatment can also help clients to avoid relapses in the future.
Extended Care for Co-occurring
At Hellenic Practice, we know that
co-occurring issues play a vital role in the success of the recovery process,
and that’s why we offer a full range of services for the proper diagnosis and treatment
of all degrees of co-occurring disorders. According to the reports of research
conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), there is strong
correlational evidence between addiction and co-occurring mental health
disorders. Their recent research suggests that about one in three patients with
alcohol abuse and 50% of drug abuse patients are simultaneously suffering from
a mental health disorder. These statistics are of
utmost importance to victims of addiction or their families, as these
co-occurring issues are those that drive the patient back into addiction.
Addicts undergoing therapy usually complain of battling intense feelings of
anxiety or depression which made quitting drugs almost impossible. Hellenic
Practice recognizes that co-occurring mental disorders play a major role in
sustaining addiction, and that’s why we offer a full range of services for the
proper diagnosis and treatment of any co-occurring disorders. Are you or any of
your loved ones fighting addiction and also experience symptoms similar to
those of co-occurring disorders? Hellenic Practice can help you!
Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders
Borderline Personality D/O
Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Other personality disorders
Hellenic Practice Extended Care
At Hellenic Practice, we see addiction
as a dysfunctional state whereby people opt for unhealthy choices. Many factors
are responsible for these reactions which increases the tendency of an
individual becoming an addict. Factors that can lead to addiction include
trauma, grief, loss, and co-occurring mental conditions such as anxiety and
depression. Because every client has unique problems, Hellenic Practice tailors
the treatment of each patient to address the particular circumstances of the
individual. Hellenic Practice is aware of the number of complications
surrounding these type of problems, and our scientifically proven treatment
programs are specifically designed to solve these challenges. Hellenic Practice
Extended care program was developed specially for clients who have been
discharged from primary care treatment. Primary treatment or detox is the first
stage of the rehabilitation process and involves helping the client have better
control over factors that contributed to their addiction. Extended care is a
program designed for people who have been living a drug or alcohol-free life
for some time and are now consolidating on the progress made in the primary
treatment phase of the rehab process to live healthy addiction-free lives after
leaving the center. Clients in Extended care attend the Hellenic Practice
Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs. They also receive
24/7 support and care and live in a safe and secure environment devoid of drugs
Physical activity is an important way of
detoxifying the body of an individual suffering from chemical dependency, so
that long-lasting recovery may take place. The Department of Health and Human
Services describes physical activities as movements which enhance health. In
simple terms, Physical activity refers to bodily movements that exert the
muscles and burns a greater amount of energy than staying idle. The body
derives a lot of health benefits from physical activities. Physical activities
include sports, aerobics, dancing, yoga, pilates, weightlifting and so on.
An exercise is a form of properly
planned and choreographed physical activity. In this article, we will highlight
the health benefits which the body can derive from physical activities.
Furthermore, the article will touch on strategies to get you started and stay
active. Physical activity is a cardinal aspect of maintaining a healthy body
and heart. To lead a lifestyle that will bring about a healthy heart, one must
also develop habits such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a
heart-friendly diet, keeping stress under control, and quitting substance
abuse. One of the best and most cost-effective ways of maintaining and
improving body health is by engaging in a regular physical activity, eating a
healthy and well-rounded diet and staying away from drugs.
While many people shy away from
physically exerting activities, the health benefits therein are enormous.
However, all hope is not lost as little amounts of physical activity can bring
about dramatic improvements in your health, but these can be increased by
stepping up your physical activities.
At Hellenic Practice, we will teach you
a personalized Physical Activity, a program that will benefit your health.
Physical activity can be categorized into
four main groups which include: Aerobics,
muscle-strengthening, bone-strengthening, and stretching.
bone-strengthening, and stretching are forms of physical activities that
benefit the body, these include physical activities such as weightlifting,
circuit training, sports, yoga and pilates.
Aerobic activity is the form of physical
activity with the highest positive impacts on your health, which is also known
as cardio exercise. Involves working all the muscle groups of the body
including the heart. Examples of aerobic activities include bicycling, dancing,
circuit training, running, walking and swimming. Aerobic activities help
to strengthen your heart and lungs by increasing your heartbeat, improving your
cardiovascular endurance and lung function.
Muscle-strengthening activity is the
form of physical activity which intends to promote muscle strength, which is
also known as anaerobic exercise. Involves working all the muscle groups of the
body. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include weightlifting,
bodyweight exercises and pilates. Muscle strengthening activities help to
enhance the strength, endurance, and power of the muscles also improving your
overall physique and your body’s daily function.
Stretching is a physical activity which
promotes the free movement of the joints and increases overall flexibility.
Involves stretching all the muscles of the body. Examples of stretching
activities include basic stretches, static stretches and yoga sessions.
Stretching activities help to improve muscle flexibility and function, while
improving blood flow and muscle recovery after exercise.
Bone-strengthening activities include
both muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities. Weightlifting or bodyweight
exercises, for instance, serve both muscle strengthening and bone
strengthening. Also running or sports, serves both aerobic and
bone-strengthening purposes. Bone-strengthening activities mainly include
working the legs, and core which support the body’s weight structure, making
the muscles exert pressure against the bones, thereby strengthening the bones.
Good nutrition is essential for healthy
living and prevention of diseases. There are seven classes of nutrients
required by the body: carbohydrates, fat, fibers, minerals, protein, vitamins,
Our Hellenic Practice team is aware that
nutrition is the science that teaches us how nutrients react with different
elements in food concerning the growth, maintenance, reproduction, health, and
diseases of a living organism. Nutrition includes food intake, absorption,
assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion, i.e., digestion of food.
An organism’s diet is what it feeds on,
and it is influenced by the availability of the food, how palatable it is to
the organism and the ability of the organism to process the food. A healthy
diet also includes the method of preparation and preservation techniques which
are essential for the prevention of food contamination.
A poor diet can lead to nutrient
deficiencies which can result in anemia, blindness, cretinism, scurvy, preterm
birth, and stillbirths. Nutrient deficiency can also cause health degrading
conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, and common chronic systemic
diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis.
At The Hellenic Practice, our
detoxification program will educate clients on nutrition, categories of
nutrition, and methods of food preparation, food quality and the science of
drinking water. Furthermore, our educational program will teach clients
agricultural subjects such as hydroponics and so on. Our cardinal focus is to
teach our clients how to detox their bodies, eat healthily, and to know how to
maintain their fitness and strength levels for a longer and healthier life. To
help our clients have a better understanding of nutrition, they will be given
the correct food during the rehabilitation program and also supplied
educational materials in the following subject areas:
Acne/Skin problems, autoimmune diseases,
blood sugar control, digestive disorders, hormonal disorders, weight gain,
sports nutrition weight loss, muscle building, and food allergies and
intolerances. They will also receive educational resources on irritable bowel
syndrome, nutrition and substance abuse, specialty lifestyles (traditional
diet, Mediterranean nutrition, lactose vegetarian, paleo, ovum, vegetarian,
vegan and more!
The Hellenic Program offers participants
Identify the source of the problem,
reflect on your personal goals and vision, make a sustainable lifestyle plan,
and learn healthy feeding habits and effective health management. You will also
learn how to create accountability plans, eradicate frivolous cravings, and
find out how to achieve your dream body weight, improve your knowledge of
nutrition and boost your confidence levels.
Nutrition vs Diet
Nutrition is essential for the
sustenance and proper existence of human life and evolution. An individual can
achieve an ideal level of fitness, and health through good nutrition practices.
The Hellenic Practice provides a professional program which is based on the
findings of research in the area of good nutritional knowledge. Diet, in the
modern sense, means to lose weight temporarily without proper knowledge of
nutrition. But an overweight or malnourished person may start a diet program,
which may be for good nutrition. Thus, “Diet” may be misinterpreted since all
diets can mean different nutritional programs.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center
When an individual receives a dual
diagnosis or co-occurring disorders of mental sickness and addiction,
successful treatment comes with many unique challenges. Note that
“Dual Diagnosis” and “Co-occurring Disorders” are interchangeable terms. A
popular erroneous belief is that drug use is the only cause of mental health
conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, although they produce
similar symptoms. The distinction between the two is that in the case of a drug
or alcohol related psychosis, the substance affects the brain chemistry but
often diminishes once the effects of the substance wear out. On the other hand,
psychosis due to mental health conditions can last for longer periods and
require specialized treatment programs.
What are the Common Types of
A lot of mental health disorders can
result in a dual diagnosis condition when combined with substance abuse. The
common disorders include the following:
Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders.
Even though this list is not exhaustive,
it is essential to know that these disorders are the ones usually mentioned by
doctors, therapists, and the general public. Some of them include multiple
disorders grouped under the psychiatric category mentioned earlier.
For instance, in the latest release of
the DSM-5 diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals for diagnosis,
there are ten types of disorders listed under the “Personality Disorders”
category. These include disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCD) and eight others.
What are the Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis?
Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis can take many
forms, but the common types include: Aggressiveness, Confusion, Impulsiveness,
Mood swings, Isolation from family and friends, Strained Personal
Relationships, Poor physical health, Poor hygiene, Poor work performance which
may lead to unemployment, Increased risk of homelessness, and Increased risk of
injury and disease. What are the Challenges of Dual Diagnosis? A lot of reasons
are responsible for the challenges faced when treating people who are suffering
from a combination of mental health diseases and alcohol or drug addiction. The
biggest problem is how to treat both conditions simultaneously as this is
critical to the success of the treatment. The causes and symptoms of both
conditions are usually interconnected, and this makes it hard to identify the
one that came first; was it the addiction or the mental health disorder. Co-occurring
disorders pose a great challenge to patients and their doctors. The following
facts are examples of some of the problems: The National Alliance on Mental
Illnesses (NAMI) says that one in three people afflicted with substance abuse
also has a mental health problem. Drug and alcohol can worsen the severity of
mental disorders and manifests symptoms similar to that of mental disorders.
Severe intoxication and detox can manifest as mental illness and vice versa. An
estimated 50% of people suffering from severe mental disorders are also
substance abusers. Bipolar Disorder victims are seven times more susceptible to
develop substance abuse issues than non-bipolar people. Over 33% of people with
schizophrenia satisfy the criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder, and 47% of people
with schizophrenia suffer from substance abuse problems. This means they are
over four times more prone to drug addiction than the general public.
“An individual with a dual diagnosis
requires specialized professional treatment.”
Summary of Dual Diagnosis
Do All Substances Abuse Facilities Treat
Dual Diagnosis Patients? Dual Diagnosis treatment is hard because a lot of
issues require treatment at the same time. Substance abuse alone requires much
effort and time to recover mentally and physically. Combined with mental
illness, a difficult situation becomes complicated, as treating mental
disorders also require time and plenty of care. Many addiction treatment
facilities lack the needed equipment and expertise to treat a combination of
drug or alcohol addiction and mental illness. A conventional addiction
treatment center, therefore, makes matters worse for patients with dual
diagnosis and their families because the person is already weakened emotionally
and mentally. The patient may face stigmatization from the detox specialists
and residents in recovery, and they have a higher chance of dropping out of a
mental health program than people not suffering from alcohol or drug abuse. Many
rehab centres do not have the necessary professional staff who can treat the
combination of addiction and mental disorders. For the treatment to be
successful, it’s necessary to treat both addiction and mental illness
simultaneously. Doing otherwise in most cases leads to relapse. The primary
objective of treatment is to correctly identify the source of the problems and
try to fix them. Some rehab centers understand the futility of accepting
patients with dual diagnosis and do not admit them into their care. The first
step in treating dual diagnosis conditions is to concentrate on substance
detoxification. Medication may be used to make detox more bearable. After
detox, many types of treatment are used to teach the patient how to accept
their new personality and work on changing their habits. Dual Diagnosis is also
difficult to manage because it can rob therapy sessions of the clarity found in
substance abuse sessions. This is because it’s difficult to determine the
impact of substance abuse on mental abuse and vice versa, and symptoms of
substance abuse are similar to that of mood and personality disorders. At
Hellenic Practice, our specialty is the treatment of addiction, and we have
many years of experience in the treatment of a broad range of psychiatric
disorders. This is why we have a unique capability to offer dual diagnosis
treatment. Our clients also enjoy a high staff-to-client ratio which permits
our staff to give dual diagnosis patients the necessary support they need to
manage two serious problems at once.
To guarantee successful treatment, our
staff employ a variety of proven, evidence-based therapies for addiction and
mental health disorders including:
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- One on One Therapy
If you are seeking treatment for
multiple conditions such as a combination of substance abuse and mental
disorders like bipolar disorder, it is important to use a treatment center that
is qualified to treat the two issues.
Luxury Residential Accommodation “5
Private Suite with Private Shower-Bath
The 5 Star luxury apartment 28-day
residential treatment program provides accommodation in
the Athens seaside area, just 15 minutes from the airport and just 20
from downtown Athens. The program includes psychiatric treatment and
medications, psychological support, private nurse, private driver and
transportation, holistic activities, sports, gym & spa membership,
nutrition & detoxification, blood examinations, food, and beverage,
(Non-Alcoholic), airport pick up, holistic and leisure field trips.
– Home capacity: 3 people
– 1 Month – (4) Weeks in a Single Building Apartment
Special program fees for June & July 2021 from 25,000€ to 15,000€
Luxury Suite Accommodation “5 Stars”
One Client at The Time
The 5 Star luxury private suite 28-day
treatment program provides accommodation in the Athens seaside area,
just 30 minutes from the airport and just 20 minutes from downtown Athens. The
program includes psychiatric treatment and medications, psychological
support, private nurse, driver and transportation, holistic activities, sports,
gym & spa membership, nutrition & detoxification, blood examinations,
food and beverage (Non-Alcoholic), airport pick up, leisure field trips.
The property has no sea view, it is within city limits near the beach and
located in Bari Riviera.
– Treating One Person at The Time
– 1 Month – (4) Weeks in a Luxury Suite: 20,000 €
Mansion Residential Accommodation “6
The mansion 28-day (4 weeks) residential
treatment program provides exclusive 6 star home accommodation in the Athens
riviera seaside area, just 15 minutes from the airport and 20 km from downtown
Athens. The program is all inclusive and provides on premises psychiatric
treatment and medications, psychological support and therapy, private nurse,
and driver 24/7, physical therapist, personal trainer and sports instructor
offering a personalized fitness program
including, gym and a luxury spa membership, nutritional & detoxification
program, blood examinations & DNA screening and diagnosis. Airport pick up,
holistic and leisure field trips.
– Treating One Person at The Time
– 1 Month (4) Weeks 45,000 €
Mansion SPA Residential Accommodation
The SPA mansion 28-day (4 weeks)
residential treatment program provides exclusive 6 star home accommodation in
the Athens riviera seaside area, just 15 minutes from the airport and 20 km
from downtown Athens. The program is all inclusive and provides on premises
psychiatric treatment and medications, psychological support and therapy,
private nurse, and driver 24/7, physical therapist, personal trainer and sports
instructor offering a personalized
fitness program including, gym and a luxury spa membership, nutritional &
detoxification program, blood examinations & DNA screening and diagnosis.
Airport pick up, holistic and leisure field trips.
– Treating One Person at The Time
– 1 Month (4) Weeks 45,000 €
The Luxury Yachts 28-day (4 weeks) treatment
program provides the finest and most exclusive rehabilitation program in the
world. Located at the Athens riviera seaside marinas and sailing along the
coast of Athens and to the gorgeous Greek Islands of the Mediterranean Sea. The
program is all inclusive and provides on board psychiatric treatment and
medications, psychological support and therapy, private nurse, physical
therapist, personal trainer, private chef, and full crew to manage the
yacht. The Hellenic Practice Luxury
Yacht program includes proper nutrition & detoxification, blood
examinations, DNA screening and diagnosis, holistic and leisure activities.
– Treating One Person at The Time
– 1 Month (4) Weeks
Specialties at Hellenic Practice
- Transportation services
- Personal escort available
- Visa arrangements
- Electronic medical records
- Insurance coordination
- Accommodation arrangements
- Doctors have liability insurance
- Hospitals has liability insurance
- Number of doctors: 6
- Year established: 1995
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