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Hellenic Practice


Athens, Greece

Hellenic Practice - Overview

Providing Professional Treatment Programs

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 Views

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 permanently.

We offer consciousness-based medical and educational treatment programs which guarantee the best results compared to traditional rehabs.

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.

Nutritionist Professionals

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

Prescription Drugs

Nicotine Addiction

Sex and Love Addiction

Pathological Gambling

Depression & Trauma


Anxiety Disorders


Chronic Pain

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.

Assessment Stabilization

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 Enhancement Therapy:

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 treatment.

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 Disorders Treatment

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

·       Depression

·       Anxiety disorders

·       Bipolar Disorder

·       Borderline Personality D/O

·       Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

·       Other personality disorders

·       Eating Disorders

·       ADHD


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 and alcohol.

Physical Activity

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.

Aerobics, muscle-strengthening, 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, and water.

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 the following:

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

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 Co-occurring Disorders?

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 Stars”

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 Stars”

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 “6 Stars”

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 €

Luxury Yachts

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


  • Cafeteria/restaurant


  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Greek


  • Doctors have liability insurance
  • Hospitals has liability insurance


  • Number of doctors: 6
  • Year established: 1995
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