Mas Ferriol Methodology


Our treatment program is designed to redirect acute personal crisis resulting from various reasons such as marital separation, stress, depression, substance dependence... through individual and group psychotherapy, combined with leisure activities, sports and the contact with nature.

Our patient is a person who recognizes their problems and that, therefore, voluntarily entered the center.




When is it recommendable to begin residential treatment?

When someone chooses to make a residential treatment it is because the person is risking things that are important to them. This is considered in:

A) Those cases where the patient has reached a situation of serious physical and psychological deterioration. The most common symptoms that indicate this state are:

- The personal life of the patient is affected in several areas:

- Labour

- Family relationships

- Couple

- Social relationships

- Economic

- Altered mood (aggression, euphoria, depression, etc.)

- Dissatisfaction with life

- Feeling unable to stop the consumption of a substance

Often when the patient arrives at Mas Ferriol it is because he feels that his health is in danger.

B) Those cases where the patient is an outpatient following their psychologist and / or psychiatrist's reference, and the results after the treatment do not consolidate abstinence.

In these cases a residential treatment is necessary to stop the uncontrolled consumption situation and put physical distance from their usual environment. Once the residential treatment is completed, the person continues with their usual therapist for ambulatory monitoring.

Who demands the need for a residential treatment?

The demands can be made by either the patient, the family, or by a therapist. Regardless of who makes the demand, it is important that the patient agrees with the decision and is willing to change the situation.

How do we do it?

Daily individual, medical or psychological, therapy.

It is important that the person voluntarily entered the center as this translates to an awareness of the problem, which streamlines operations and increases active participation in the program.

During the stay, the patient has an individualized medical and psychological monitoring through daily individual therapy with professionals that have over twenty years of experience in the field of addictions. The high frequency of professional interventions allows more intensive work that shortens the length of the residential treatment to 6-8 weeks.

People are different and each need different interventions. In therapy we tacke the addiction itself and what's behind it. Using different types of interventions and strategies with the aim of discovering what is interfering with your life and how to cope correctly with it. Some of the objectives are: changing unhealthy habits, recovering family and social relationships, learning to identify and properly manage emotions, etc.

Workshop and sports activities in a natural setting.

In addition to daily therapy, we leave time for personal training and leisure. Patients will also perform optional group activities: gardening, cooking, etc. and a workshop that combines photography and therapy. The objective we persue is that the person learns to plan and manage their time correctly.

Family and couples therapy.

The intervention aims to be respectful of the patient and provide a space to think that will protect both the patient and their environment. This allows not to spoil the situation and in many cases, to preserve personal and professional relationships that would otherwise be lost irretrievably.

It is recommended, as long as the patient agrees, to involve family and / or partners in the treatment process.


When does it take place?

There are two situations in which outpatient treatment is indicated:

A) Those cases where the claim is not related to addictions or residential therapy is not considered relevant:
- Psychological treatment not related to addiction (anxiety, depression, bereavement, conflicting separations, etc.).
- Guiding and / or psychologically strengthening the family and / or partner of a patient.
- Patients with drug problems who have never done a treatment and could benefit just from ambulatory therapy.
- With patients that residential treatment could have a negative impact instead of being beneficious due to being isolated from their family and social environment.

B) Ambulatory monitoring once the residential treatment is completed.This monitoring is very important to reinforce and clarify those difficulties that will arise in the patient's daily life and to maintain abstinence.


Who does the monitoring of the patient?

- Mas Ferriol, whenever possible.

- Their usual psychologist and / or psychiatrist, in cases where the patient arrives at Mas Ferriol derived from some other professional.

- Another professional. In cases where the patient lives far away from Mas Ferriol and physical distance makes it difficult to follow up with the team at the center, the patient is referred to a specialist in your area.