12 Step Treatment

Holina 12 Step Program

We use the proven western 12 Step model of counselling, mixed with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and various other talking therapy strategies, alongside our holistic healing and mindfulness practices, to bring about a noticeable transformation in our younger generation. We have counsellors, coaches, mentors, therapists, psychotherapists and trainers on our ever-expanding team.

The 12-Step Program works great with people looking to make long-term and permanent changes to their beliefs, motives, their attitudes and to their quality of life.  It takes people through a journey of self-discovery towards becoming a better version of themselves and becoming a better contributor towards the welfare of others and the planet as a whole.

We have a wonderful Therapeutic Community here on the beautiful island of Cyprus, with a private swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, ice bath, gym, various multi-purpose rooms and other hangouts, all contained within our Cypriot village farm.

We cater to all dietary requirements and have an open policy towards people from all religions, atheists, cultures, classes, gender/gender identities, sexuality, age and body shapes. 

Youth Issues In 2023

Unfortunately, today’s young adults are exposed to numerous triggers every day, particularly from their smartphones and devices, so we end up treating issues including “screen” addiction, online social networks (FaceBook, Instagram, Tik Tok etc), porn, gaming, emotional eating, self-harming (cutting, burning, scratching, hair pulling, etc) and other time-consuming pastimes that seem to engulf our loved one’s lives and steals their hopes and dreams. This is of course further challenged by the current incoming era of marijuana availability, alongside alcohol and prescribed (and non-prescribed) medications, that are offered to our teenagers and treated like a rite of passage by their peers. This is now a truth for a large majority of our young people today.

Some of the common issue we see today are listed below:

  • Emotional challenges
  • Self Harm
  • Behavioural problems
  • Depression
  • Social Media & Online
  • Gaming & Gambling
  • Bullying 
  • Co-Dependency

Detoxification at Holina

Holina Village in Cyprus doesn’t have the provision for detoxification on site. If anyone aged between 16 and 26 has a significant requirement for detoxification that requires medical assistance, we suggest you either enquire about www.HolinaDetox.com in Koh Phangan Thailand (our adult site), or you speak to us and we direct you towards a detoxification service local to you and your loved one before they come to Cyprus.

Detox, short for detoxification, must be the primary action in any alcohol and/or drug treatment process. It is the process of the body removing toxic material from itself.

Detox must be the initial phase of treatment because until there is no alcohol and /or drugs in a person’s body, the simple process of daily withdrawal will continue to cause huge mental obsessions and always trigger physical cravings. Additionally, whilst intoxicated or under the influence of someone’s addictive substances or behaviours, the client is unable to prepare themselves mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically for the therapeutic experience of treatment within residential rehab. Until the detox process is completed, someone is simply not ready for recovery and the process will fail to launch.

In the case of mild detoxes (as is usually the case, particularly within this age group), or when the individual is not considered vulnerable to relapse or continued discomfort through immediate withdrawal, then we would encourage them to check into Holina Village immediately. 

Detoxification takes anywhere from 5 – 21 days, although there are various factors including (but not limited to) a person’s overall health, age and length of use, and considerably longer with other dependencies).

Holina Treatments

Holina Village works with its residents along multiple channels – therapeutically using the 12 Step Program, alongside various practitioners’ skills and expertise, psychiatry, psychotherapy, & other therapeutic interventions to help alleviate trauma and other complex memories or experiences. As is the Holina way, we also use various Holistic practices to support the clinical change, such as exercise and body movement, art therapy,  somatic therapy, Equine therapy (using Horses as a therapeutic tool), and various other evidence-supporting activities.

Furthermore, the Therapeutic community on the farm teaches our residents how to care for others, starting with chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowl & doves, goats, sheep and rams, as well as our horses.

We also have various trees that require our attention to grow oranges, lemons, pistachios, dates, figs and our famous Holina Olive Oil (last year we created over 300 litres!)

And our equally important 3rd wing is our partnership with UCLAN delivering education and continued learning for our residents, many of whom may have dropped out of school, but find a passion and thirst to learn again, once with us at Holina.

Continued Education

Because of the sensitivity of this particular age group, Holina coordinates with UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) – who’ve been awarded the maximum 5 QS Stars (excellent) for their International University programs.

Leading our residents through their continued education with certified courses developed specifically for Holina Village residents, as well as dozens of other mainstream courses that suit a broad spectrum of students. Furthermore, all residents may continue their studies with private teachers from UCLAN should they prefer.

Contact Holina Today

If you would like to know more about our Youth Village, please feel free to drop us a quick message here. Please fill in as many details as possible to help us understand your current situation and history.

Coming to Holina is more than just a life-changing moment. You will find support here for life. Even after completing your transformation, we offer support groups for continuing support on your journey going forward.

We Hope To Welcome You to the family!

Holina Cyprus FAQ's

If you are experiencing challenges or struggles in your life that are giving you uncomfortable consequences – for example, failing at school, getting arrested, hurting your friends or losing them, experiencing strong anxiety, self-harming, cutting yourself off from people and hiding, etc, then Holina Village would make a great place for you to transform yourself from unnecessary pain or discomfort and discover joy and vitality back into your life.

Holina Village is focused on emotional and behavioural health, including addictions, self-harming, anti-social behaviours, stress, diminished motivation, isolation,
insecurity, anxiety and other challenges socially awkward feelings or attitudes.

Our minimum commitment is 4 weeks, though realistically this is rarely enough time to bring about long-lasting change. Therefore we strongly suggest 6 to 12 months, particularly if they want to engage in the educational opportunities our partners UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) offer us. Whilst our minimum commitment is 4 weeks, many, probably most of our residents stay around 3 to 6 months.

We are a fully immersed residential experience, with a minimum of one-month commitment, though most residents stay for 3 or more months, often 6 months or even longer.
No one is allowed to visit unscheduled without an appointment, though family members are encouraged to come and visit on weekends, in the second month onwards.
It is important to us that we protect the sanctity of the Holina Village space and keep them safe.
We are not a daycare facility or outpatient service. We only serve those people looking for a fully immersive experience.

We encourage parents and adult family members to come and visit from the 2 nd month onwards at weekends. We offer Family Therapy during these visits (held over weekends) in both group and private settings. We understand that sometimes the whole family needs to heal, and we believe these therapeutically supported family sessions will help the greater family. Furthermore, we know that your success is significantly improved when family members are engaged in their loved one’s recovery.

Yes, you may, if you are above the legal age to smoke. Whilst we’d love to encourage you to quit whilst you’re with us, we acknowledge that many people do smoke. There is a dedicated smoking area.

Cyprus is a pleasant climate all year round. Certainly plenty of blue skies. It’s the warmest part of Europe during the Winter months. Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from mid–May to mid–October, and mild winters from December to February, which is separated by short autumn and spring seasons.

August is the hottest month in Paphos with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) and the coldest is January at 13°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in July. The wettest month is December with an average of 93.9mm of rain.

Pack as if you were coming on an adventure holiday to an island with plenty of land and sea-based activities. Dress casually and comfortably. It’s not a fashion parade but a small village of like-minded friends all hanging out together.

Bring activewear for workouts and other fitness activities including swimming, sports shoes, and light wear for yoga. We do physical activities almost every day, so bring a few pairs to allow for laundry times.
We have a safe to keep your valuables in, but expensive jewellery and other luxury items are unnecessary.

Toiletries: Please bring your toiletries and hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving materials, basic makeup, hairbrush, etc. Anything you forget we can purchase from local shops.

Medications: You are allowed to continue using your doctor-prescribed medications whilst with us, but please do bring proof of your prescription. Please keep all your pills in the original packaging so that they are considered authorized narcotics.

Kindly do not bring the following:

Alcohol or drugs: It might seem self-explanatory, but some clients may try to sneak in a last-minute hit, fix, pill, can, bottle, etc. Your bags and belongings will be searched when you arrive at Holina.

Alcohol or drug paraphernalia: This includes anything that advertises or glorifies the use of alcohol or drugs. This should also include items that display support for criminal acts including terrorism, sex, gambling, or other negatively perceived notions that could upset other residents.

Weapons: There is no need to bring any knives or weapons with you to Cyprus or treatment. They will be confiscated and destroyed.

Toiletries that contain alcohol: Leave any alcohol-based products at home, such as certain mouthwashes, nail polish removers, perfumes, and aerosols.

We cater to all dietary requirements, though we request that you inform us in advance so we can prepare. You can advise us of any of your specific dietary needs and we can manage them. We’re used to having people with all types of needs.

Our prices are all-inclusive and agreed upon based on your length of stay. Minimum stay in one month is €15,000, 3 months is €40,000 and 6 months is €70,000

We don’t have any hidden costs, though there are some costs that you should be aware of. Things that are not covered include:

We ask you to pay for anything non-detox or mental health-related, including your medications.

We also ask that you have travel or medical insurance in place before you come to us. This is really for any non-detox or psychiatric-related problems, like if you fall over and break your arm or some other uncalculated trip to accident and emergency.

We don’t pay for your flights to and from Larnaca Airport (LCA), but we will meet and greet you at the airport on arrival. We can also chaperone you door to door-from your home at an extra charge (calculated based on the distance/complexity).

Typically, our clients spend between €50 and €100 per month on personal items, such as snacks, sodas, cigarettes, some toiletries, etc, but it’s not necessary to spend any more.

At this time, residents of most countries around the world can come to Cyprus and achieve a visa upon entry. We will advise you on this process. It’s very straight forwards.
If you extend your treatment and need a longer visa then we will swallow this cost for you.

Holina Koh Phangan

Addiction Treatment Centre

Some of the world’s leading addiction specialists are some of the key components that lead to our client’s long term success.

Holina Retreat

Corporate Spiritual Retreat

Specialising in healing our emotions and expanding our spirit through our beautiful retreat in Koh Phangan.

Holina Global Locations

Holina Rehabilitation Services are also available in Thailand at our Holina Treatment Centre on Koh Phangan Island where we provide a holistic recovery program for mind, body & soul. A robust 12-step program, psychotherapy & trauma resolution, body movement, breathwork, somatic therapy, partially submerged in the pool, massages & physical wellness, art therapy, therapeutic activities, spiritual practices like meditation & mindfulness as well as a tailored post-rehab program – these are just a few of the main ingredients for the successful long-term recovery offered at Holina.

We also cater for the corporate and business world with our Spiritual Retreats at our forthcoming location on Koh Phangan Island.