Detox for Drugs & Alcohol

How We Help You Detox From Drugs and Alcohol

Our aim is to help you through this period as comfortably as possible.

Before you arrive we will conduct a preliminary clinical assessment of your alcohol and/or drug detox requirements.

In the unlikely event your detox will be excessively severe we can consult with your home medical practitioner and make arrangements for your alcohol or drug detox process to take place in a medical facility prior to your arrival.

On your arrival our alcohol and drug detox medical team will be at your villa for a precise assessment and provide you with the immediate treatment and ongoing support required to get you through this phase with as little discomfort as possible.

In addition to traditional medical detox support, various healing therapies such as relaxation techniques, massages, meditation, acupuncture, restorative yoga, gentle personal training and Tai Chi will be offered during this stage. Working together with your medicated detox, these practices help remove toxins and improve your physical wellbeing and overall peace of mind. 

At Istana Jiwa, we know that healing therapies supplemented to a medicated recovery detox program will accelerate your detox process with as minimal discomfort as possible.

We also analyse your nutritional requirements and implement a plan that includes nutritional supplements and a healthy diet to help ease you through the drug and alcohol withdrawal  process. Your personal chef will curate a delicious and healthy menu to suit your tastes. We will work with you to ensure your specific dietary requirements are met and nutritional wellbeing is cared for.

What is an alcohol and drug detox?

Excessive drug abuse or excessive alcohol abuse for a prolonged period of time results in your body adapting to the substance and becoming chemically dependent.

Additionally your neural pathways change making it impossible to control your habit through willpower alone.

Our detox process for alcohol and drug addiction reverses these changes and you become physically and mentally ready to take back control of your life again. 

If you have an alcohol or drug addiction and this is the first time you’ve sought help, we welcome you. If you’ve tried before and struggled, please be assured that alcohol and drug addictions are resolvable conditions, and we are with you every step of the way  – even after your return.

Only a small percentage of people dealing with addictions seek help, so you’re already doing very well. To start your recovery please contact us now

Treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is a large and growing industry where quality can vary. The Istana treatment programs and teams are of the highest calibre available anywhere.

Our practice is holistic but evidence based. Our medical and support teams are world-leading experts known for their ability in aiding clients comfortably through the alcohol and drug withdrawal.

The alcohol and drug detox process at Istana

Your bespoke drug and alcohol withdrawal program will be tailored to your specific needs although it will generally comprise 4 components that are introduced in line with your comfort level.

Telephone consultation

A preliminary clinical assessment of your level of alcohol and/or drug addiction allows us to determine the requirements and levels of care you will need on arrival. If you feel the journey to us may be a bit daunting, one of our team can fly with you to keep you comfortable and safe.


On arrival at your villa, your medical team will be on hand to provide you with the immediate support and medicated care you may need. Whatever the intensity of your detox, our experienced team of doctors and nurses will provide you with the support and 24 hour nursing care required to get you through this phase with as little discomfort as possible.

Our focus at this stage is to eliminate the substance from your body. Throughout your personalised program, we will use appropriate medication to manage the physical cravings and psychological challenges that occur when substance use abruptly ceases. 

Psychological and education

There is abundant evidence showing that compassionate care is as important as medication when undergoing an alcohol and/or drug detox. During your detox, psychotherapy sessions will be gently introduced to help you understand and manage the feelings and emotions that can arise during this period.

Support for mind, body and soul

As well as psychological support, various complementary therapies are gradually introduced. These include relaxation massages, personal training, yoga, meditation and Tai Chi. These therapies will improve your peace of mind and help you feel more comfortable in your body. 

To focus further on your physical wellbeing, your nutritionist will analyse your requirements and put in place a healthy diet with quality nutritional supplements. Your personal chef with curate a menu to suit your tastes using local and international ingredients, all sourced for their quality. You will not have to eat any foods you do not like, though we do encourage you to try new things. 

At Istana, we know that a bespoke holistic program creates the best results with minimal discomfort. We cannot completely eliminate the challenging but temporary withdrawal symptoms that are a given with any detox, however we will provide you with all the medical care, complementary therapies and compassion to ease you through this period.

Please contact us or if you prefer you can arrange a confidential discussion to see how we can help.

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I arrived at Istana Barbados in a terrible condition, alcohol had brought me to my knees, I was on the brink of blowing my professional reputation and losing my family. The medical team nursed me through a long detox and the rest of the team put me on the path to recovery. Two of the team flew back to New York with me and stayed for 2 months to help me adjust to this new life. From beginning to end a life changing experience from the best team of people. Just fantastic. Thank you.
Julie, NY
Istana Jiwa is a place for profound and permanent transformation. I found the team to be working at the highest level in their fields. Many have also been on the dark side of addiction and come out the other side; they, if anyone, know the pathway to release. And that’s this brilliantly conceived, bespoke rehab concept which accommodates you in a 5 star private villa with every whim catered for, then drills down with proper therapy for lasting change. Coming through addiction is brutal but here there is shelter from the storm - a beautiful place to rest and get the space to heal, with 24/7 care and love. It’s expensive but what price sanity?
Patricia C, Hong Kong
I started with Istana Jiwa in pretty ordinary shape; marriage had collapsed and I was self medicating with anything I could find to suppress the deep sense of despair and depression. The program transformed me – physically and emotionally. I spent 60 days in the program working on finding myself and I left feeling genuine hope and a real fortitude to tackle life again.
L, Melbourne
I went to Istana Jiwa to reset my mind and change the way I was living. Stress had got the better of me, I was partying too hard and I was close to blowing up my career and losing my family. Amazingly I found some like minded souls in the Istana Jiwa team, people who had lived my life in the corporate arena, who understood me and helped me recalibrate my life. I now feel better than ever before, and I even gave up smoking there!
Simon, Hong Kong
For my sins I have been to a few treatment centres around the world, nothing comes close to Istana Jiwa. I went deeper and achieved more in therapy than I have ever gone before, I made peace with meditation and yoga - both things I have resisted in the past and both I now practise in daily life. I feel transformed, thank you.
David, London
I travelled from Los Angeles to Istana Jiwa on the recommendation of a friend and in my mind, it was a leap into the unknown. I was completely unprepared for how cosmopolitan, competent, professional and caring the staff were. From the moment I was met at the airport to the moment I left I felt cared for and understood. This was an utterly life-changing experience, I never thought I would say I loved going to rehabilitation but I actually did.
Maggie, LA