Outstanding Treatment

Residential and Outpatient Programmes

Nova Vida Recovery Centre remains OPEN – continuing to offer residential treatment as well
as individual phone call counselling sessions via Facetime, WhatsApp, to help people
suffering from stress, depression, anxiety as well as addiction related problems,
to get through these difficult times

Start your journey to recovery


Nova Vida provides you with quiet time away from the stress and distractions of modern day living. This quiet time can be used for reflection, contemplation, meditation and reconsideration of life goals and dreams, essential for creating a new life. A period of time away from the substance, behaviour or trigger is also essential.

Your therapy programme will follow a solid researched based approach. Despite what you may have read elsewhere research over many years has shown that Group therapy, rather than individual therapy alone, has the most success in the treatment of addictive disorders. In order to provide added support, you will be offered individual therapy sessions when clinically indicated. A lack of knowledge can also be one of the common contributing factors in the development of addiction. Psycho-educational lectures and seminars form an important part of an holistic programme. Underlying issues are also addressed by the professionally qualified Clinical Team.

Your programme adheres to a 12 Step, abstinence based treatment philosophy. This too, is supported by research. It provides the opportunity to break the cycle of addiction, to address the underlying psychological issues and provide the skills for long term total abstinence. We recognise that some have struggles with the 12 Step concept of recovery. Our promise is that we will work with you on these struggles and if, at the end of treatment, the struggles still persist we will look with you for an alternative way of supporting you in your recovery.

You will be accommodated in your own private en-suite room.

Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, regular access to a fitness centre with a personal trainer and also space for outside team building and therapeutic activities.

We provide a family atmosphere where staff and patients together contribute to a warm and caring environment. thereby ensuring peer support and combating the psychological isolation which is an integral part of this illness. Meals take into account the varied and individual needs of our clientele and are prepared by our experienced team.

Your anticipated length of stay will be determined by your personal circumstances with the majority of Patients staying between 28 and 56 days. Professional assessments, to determine the best pathway and level of care for your individualised treatment plan are discussed with you on admission. Clinical assessment and reassessment continues throughout your stay as part of your care-plan.

Aftercare is offered for as long as you need it. When distance makes it impossible to attend facilitated aftercare at Nova Vida we maintain regular contact using Skype, FaceTime, Telephone or email. Aftercare is FREE for those that COMPLETE a full programme.


Nova Vida Recovery Centre
Algarve, Portugal
  (+351) 919357186

Why choose Nova Vida?

Now in it’s 12th year Nova Vida Recovery Centre has a treatment programme entirely in the English language and all medical, clinical and administrative staff use English as their first language.

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