Find the right rehab centre to help get you back on track

Thailand is often called the Land of Smiles. It is a country that when you visit the people are always friendly, the food is always delicious and the natural scenery always photo worthy. Being an exotic location it’s not only for tourists in general but also for medical tourists looking for destination rehabilitation.

With the healthcare standards that can parallel those of Western countries and at a fraction of the price, it is to no surprise there is a growing popularity for people coming to Thailand for drug and alcohol rehab. It’s not all about the price tag that comes with a rehab package when choosing a centre in South East Asia. Plus extra points as these centres all value the private discretion of their guests.

If your mind is already considering making a change, a complete 180 change of scenery might just be that extra catalyst in reorienting the body to the mind. Being at a more holiday setting instead of a clinical one might even help one maintain a long term successful rehabilitation.

The Eastern philosophy is also an added bonus at these exclusive centres. Thailand is just the place for those looking for mindful Buddhist practices and holistic methods. It’s not all about getting over something but more of regaining balance. Physically and spiritually. Complementing that to modern healthcare facilities that are up to par to Western tastes.

LANNA Rehab (Chiang Mai)

 

Luxury treatment at an affordable price is one of the many highlights of Lanna Rehab. The beautiful Northern Thailand setting is a well-received extra. The motto here is “Escape to Recovery”. Guests who struggle with substance abuse can easily find an escape from bad habits. Only to find new good ones through their individualised program of 1 to 3 months. It’s not all about having days filled with therapy but also time to enjoy yourself safely devoid of temptations. All of this combined with comprehensive treatments administered by native and foreign trained staff. Asides from luxury private rooms and delectable food Guests can complement their stay with daily swimming, yoga classes, hiking, biking, golfing and/or Thai boxing.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Opiate
  • Meth
  • Marijuana
  • Medication

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • CBT Therapy
  • ACT Therapy
  • DBT Therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Mindfulness
  • Intervention
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • 15 clients max
  • Yoga classes
  • A swimming pool
  • Access to hiking and biking routes
  • Thai boxing classes and golf

 

The Cabin (Chiang Mai)

 

Located on the banks of the Ping River just outside of Chiang Mai getting sober found a way to do it in extravagance. Residents here adore the massage pampering, the decked out teak cabins, the smoothie bar and outdoor activities. All of these are integral to the program designed by highly trained medical staff who know what your rehab goals are. It is considered one of the most effective and innovative treatment program – no wonder it’s listed among the Top 10 Most Luxurious Rehabs. The weeks here aren’t just a structured routine; they also offer different excursions to explore the surrounding area of Northern Thailand. The Cabin offers a pro rata refund for anyone choosing to leave within the first week. In spite of this, this luxury program has a 96% completion rate.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Opiate
  • Meth
  • Marijuana
  • Medication
  • Crack
  • Ketamine
  • MDMA
  • Yaba
  • GHB
  • Sex Addiction
  • Food Addiction
  • Personality Disorders

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • CBT Therapy
  • ACT Therapy
  • DBT Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Counselling Therapy
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Deoxtification
  • Physical Therapy

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Yoga classes
  • Personal training
  • Aqua fitness
  • Pilates
  • Body combat
  • Mountain biking
  • Excursions around Chiang Mai

 

DARA (Koh Chang and Chanthaburi)

 

With Dara you get to choose one of their facilities. One in the mainland of Chanthaburi and other on paradise island of Koh Chang. Guests from over 50 countries have already gone through Dara’s affordable luxury program. It is no wonder, as each centre also has its own full-time team of internationally certified professionals. Here you might arrive for your program insecure but Dara Thailand strives to have guests leave confident and prepared. They build upon the supportive environment. Asides from your standard therapy activities, recreational activities can be found in abundance. To name a few: personal training, PADI diving, acupuncture, massages, kayaking, massage, swimming, yoga and Tai chi. All of these activities are available during the 30, 60 or 90 day stays. It is all about rediscovering relaxation and connecting with ours without abusing substances. With a serene tropical location, gourmet food, caring treatment at this rehab resort it is of little struggle letting go. There will be something that will re-inspire you on this period of renewal.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • CBT Therapy
  • ACT Therapy
  • IBT Therapy
  • DBT Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Dietary evaluations
  • Fitness evaluations
  • Acupuncture
  • Massages
  • Yoga classes
  • Tai Chi
  • Weekly recreational excursions

 

Serenity Rehab (Chiang Rai)

 

It’s not a coincidence that the word Serenity is not only the name of this boutique centre but also an accurate description of the atmosphere. Outside of Chiang Rai city, Serenity is nestled in an area of 2 acres, providing ample space for its guests to recover.
The Serenity staff are a globally diverse team. Ranging from English-speaking licensed counselors to a Hypnotherapy Practitioner. Their main program helps addicts and alcoholics overcome their dependency to addictive substances and reattain their freedom. But it’s not all about getting all the necessary counseling. Serenity integrates mind, body and soul practices to generate an overall state of well-being. All guests have plenty of free time to explore some yoga or melt away to therapeutic massages. Better yet, Sunday’s are reserved for more adventurous activities such as zip lining or jungle trekking. While all of this seems like it will build an appetite you won’t be disappointed by the locally sourced meals either! Their standard program is 28 days. Serenity can only intake 20 guests at a time. 10 in the primary programme and latter 10 in their secondary programme.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Drug
  • Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Sex

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Minnesota Model
  • CBT Therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Physical Therapy

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Counselling
  • Fitness training
  • Yoga classes
  • Weekly excursions

 

Hope Rehab Centre (Chon Buri)

 

A fairly new centre opened in 2013, brings together the experience of certified professionals from the UK and Thailand. At Hope Rehab they have a holistic approach for those wishing to rehabilitate from substance abuse, addiction, and alcoholism. By merging their modern approach to rehab to holistic practices one can easily find a path to a balanced lifestyle. Its facility has a fantastic view of the sea as its located just outside the town of Sriracha. The Hope grounds are about 5 acres wide spread over 14 buildings, swimming pool, and gym – all within protective stone walls. Your privacy is respected here, the devoted staff knows it too. Asides from daily massages, yoga, Pilates, Thai boxing and Tai Chi, Sunday might be an extra fun day. Hope organizes island excursions so that you can also deepen your experience into a new leaf. All done in perfect combination to heal inside and out.

 

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol
  • Medication

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Minnesota Method Therapy
  • CBT Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Addiction Program
  • Fitness classes
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach excursions
  • Temple tours

Wat Thamkrabok (Saraburi)

 

All the main distractions are removed from the mind and sight. It is truly a unique institution run by Buddhist monks. Here the monks run a detox program that takes a firm Buddhist approach. Possibly the lowest-cost rehabilitation centre but it can be very effective. It’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s commonly known as the “Vomiting Temple” as for the first day’s addicts take herbal medicine to hasten the detox process. The idea is that overcoming these experience of pain one can bring out their own mental strength that is necessary to be stronger than their addiction.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Opiate
  • Meth
  • Marijuana
  • Medication

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Multi-stage initial Detoxification
  • Vow-initiated Rehabilitation
  • Multi-stage Physical Detoxification
  • Meditation
  • Fitness acitivities

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Weekly Dharma talks
  • Table tennis
  • Barfix
  • Weight lighting
  • Supervised work
  • Evening chanting

 

The Dawn Medical Rehab and Wellness Centre (Chiang Mai)

 

All the main distractions are removed from the mind and sight. It is truly a unique institution run by Buddhist monks. Here the monks run a detox program that takes a firm Buddhist approach. Possibly the lowest-cost rehabilitation centre but it can be very effective. It’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s commonly known as the “Vomiting Temple” as for the first day’s addicts take herbal medicine to hasten the detox process. The idea is that overcoming these experience of pain one can bring out their own mental strength that is necessary to be stronger than their addiction.

Minimum commitment is for at least a week within the monastery after their vow. After that period guests can stay as long as necessary until they feel cleansed. During the time there you will fully engage in their way of life. Immersed into the air of mystique being set within a temple with the stone figures of Buddha around the grounds.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Alcohol
  • Drug
  • Trauma/PTSD

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Twin Pillars
  • Dual Diagnosis Program
  • CBT Therapy
  • MBCT
  • Mindfulness
  • Aftercare Program
  • 12 Step Recovery

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Massage & Spa
  • Yoga classes
  • Thai boxing classes
  • Pilates
  • Swimming pool

 

New Life Foundation (Chiang Rai)

 

Interestingly the founders of New Life Foundation both underwent treatments at Wat Thamkrabok. From there, they were inspired to share their experience with other recovering addicts in a tranquil community. A path cultivated in using mindfulness and holistic practices. Located in Chiang Rai amidst the mountainous backdrop of Northern Thailand, New Life is all about community. Comprised of volunteers, guests, and staff from all around the globe. Asides from modern therapeutic skills like CBT other alternative therapies such as Biodanza, Enneagram, Reiki, Kirtan are also part of generating a state of well-being. Some might come and stay for a few weeks, months and even years because of the community they foster there. Everyone has a role to play after your self-care work is done, guests can aid in the permaculture building and organic farming. All these parts contribute to the betterment of yourself and the foundation to help others in the future. The tendency here is to arrive alone but departing with new friends and wondering when you can come back and give back.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Life coaching
  • CBT Therapy
  • TRE Therapy
  • Art Therapy Cognitive Behaviour
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Mindfullness Meditation

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Hiking
  • Dance & movement classes
  • Support groups
  • Yoga
  • Taichi

Inspire Center (Bangkok)

 

Located in Bangkok, this American-style rehab is one of the most affordable addiction treatments. Because the intake is only 5 clients at a time, each person is guaranteed to get the necessary care. Within the already customised recovery program, clinic directors will work first-hand with clients. With such a small intake, their US licensed therapists can accompany the progress each client does along with their journey to recovery. Inspire Center offers inpatient drug and alcohol rehab as well as outpatient counseling services for addiction and other mental health issues. But it’s not all just methodology as they also incorporate a nourishing plan with yoga, art therapy, massage, and meditation to name a few. Average program length is for 28 days but clients can opt for either the 2-month or 3-month program.

What type of addictions do they specialise in treating at the centre?

  • Alcohol
  • Drug/medication
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder

What types of recovery are available at the centre?

  • Detoxification
  • Counseling
  • Refuge Recovery
  • Smart Recovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Inpatient
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention

What are the other facilities offered at this centre offered at this centre:

  • Yoga classes
  • Tai chi
  • Wellness/health food