Addiction Treatment & Rehab in Malta

St Julian's in Malta

Addiction Recovery in Malta

Our Maltese therapists are fluent in both English and Maltese, ensuring seamless communication.

Leading Addiction Treatment in Malta

If you’re living in Malta and need treatment for addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or gaming and other behaviours, Castle Health can help. With over 40 years in treating addictions, we understand the complex challenges faced by those who want to be free from alcohol and drugs.  We are dedicated to providing personalised, professional care tailored to your needs.

When it comes to therapy, privacy and confidentiality are crucial, especially in a small island nation like Malta. Our Maltese therapists are fluent in both English and Maltese, ensuring seamless communication, understanding and personalised care.

Evidence-Based Treatments

Our team of therapists, psychiatrists and nurses use evidence-based practices to provide you with new, healthy coping strategies and treat the co-occurring issues that might have fuelled your addiction.

Meet Audrey – Your Local Therapist in Malta

Audrey has been a specialist addiction therapist since 2001, certified in Reality Therapy and the IC&RC qualification with experience in trauma therapy and eating disorders. With a rich background, including a diploma in Youth Studies from the University of Malta, she brings expertise, empathy, and understanding to every patient she works with.

Residential Treatment

We offer clients the flexibility of choosing between face-to-face or online therapy, so treatment can work around their needs and circumstances. For those requiring intensive treatment, we can arrange residential rehab in the UK and Ireland.

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As a Maltese national, Audrey has an acute awareness of the problems with addiction to alcohol and drugs like cocaine, that the people of Malta face. She offers her counselling sessions to the people of Malta in person or online. Every therapy session is designed to suit the needs of each person, ensuring that you’re not alone in this journey.

Contact us today for a free pre-admission assessment and begin your path to recovery with Audrey or another qualified addictions therapist with Castle Health today.

With Castle Health, you can expect a comprehensive and empathetic approach to addiction therapy. Our highly-qualified therapist based in Malta specialises in various forms of treatment, including:

  • 28-day outpatient programme
  • One-to-one therapy sessions, trauma therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Online or in-person therapy
  • Referral to inpatient treatment in the UK or Ireland if needed

At the Castle Health Group, by entrusting us with your care, you will receive the following benefits:

Expertise grew over 40 years specialising in addiction treatment, ensuring you benefit from deep-rooted knowledge and a refined approach to recovery.

A truly international perspective with facilities and services spanning the UK, Malta, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, France, Romania, and Spain, which allows for a rich understanding of various treatments and modalities suited to diverse needs.

Access to highly qualified therapists, each holding accreditations and a wealth of experience in addiction therapy, offering you the highest standard of personalised and effective treatment.

The dedicated services of a case manager who provides bespoke handling of your treatment, ensuring that your journey to recovery is as smooth and tailored to your individual needs as possible.


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What We Treat

Despite its enchanting beauty and rich cultural tapestry, Malta, like many countries worldwide, is facing a widespread addiction problem. The National Report on the Drug Situation and Responses in Malta found that the number of people seeking treatment for substances like cocaine is at an all-time high, highlighting the island’s urgent need for effective treatment options.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Cocaine use has become a significant concern on the island, and it ranks as the second most common primary drug for people seeking treatment, following heroin. The statistics are alarming; in 2021, 34% (676 individuals) sought treatment primarily for cocaine addiction, marking a 19% increase since 2015. This has escalated to the highest level ever recorded highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive, accessible, and effective addiction treatment and preventive measures within the country to curb this growing problem.


Gambling & Gaming Addiction

Malta is known for its industry leading online gaming jurisdictions, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of people falling victim to the devastating impact of Gambling addiction. Both gambling and gaming disorders have been linked to poor mental health and relationship breakdowns.

Men are twice as likely to frequently gamble compared with women, with the disorder affecting 1-2% of adults.

How Effective is Addiction Counselling?

Studies consistently emphasise the effectiveness of combining treatment and therapy for sustained recovery from addiction. Structured therapy sessions prove most successful for dealing with substance misuse and behavioural addictions. Recent research also highlights the importance of group therapies in combating addiction’s impact.

Our addiction therapists provide each patient with the exceptional care and support they need. We offer specialised addiction counselling services, addressing behavioural addictions such as gaming, internet and social media addiction.


Addiction Support Groups in Malta 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA) are support groups firmly rooted in a global tradition of peer support and communal strength. They have etched an indispensable presence in the Maltese community, offering a safe space for those seeking help for addiction. 

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