Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Residential Alcohol Rehab in Thailand

There is a growing number of residential alcohol treatment centres and sober living facilities in Thailand. Most have been set up by former staff members of more established rehab centres, with some operating without a license from the Ministry of Public Health. It is worth taking some time to research your options and to get advice from professionals before committing to treatment.

Treatment for binge drinking and alcoholism

  • Alcohol rehab centres in Thailand are popular with addicts from Australia, United Kingdom and the Middle east.
  • The lower cost of inpatient rehabilitation is driving demand.
  • Thai rehab clinics combine ‘traditional’ and holistic treatment methods.
  • Alcoholism and alcohol disorders are among the most common reasons for travelling to Thailand for treatment.

How to choose the right treatment centre

If you want to go to a treatment centre for alcohol addiction in Thailand, then think about what it is you want to get out of rehab. We all have unique needs that should be addressed during rehabilitation, but some treatment centres might not be able to deliver the best outcomes.

The best alcohol rehab for one person might not be the best for another. It all depends on your current situation and clinical needs. Every Thai rehab clinic that treats alcoholism will tell you that they are your best option – and will give you plenty of reasons why. The reality is that the standard of care and clinical supervision can vary enormously between different providers.

Choosing the right alcohol rehab can be difficult. If you don’t choose wisely it can be an expensive mistake. Thai Rehab Helper can help you make an informed decision.

Addiction treatment programmes in Thailand use different techniques to treat addicts. Some might focus on outdoor activities and exercise – others will promote mindfulness meditation and yoga. Think about what you enjoy doing and try to find a rehab that will work for you as an individual.

Affordable alcohol addiction recovery programmes

We all want to make sure we get a good deal when we make a purchase, but the cost of alcohol rehab should not be the only consideration when assessing the options. The cost of treatment is the number one concern we have at Thai Rehab Helper when people contact us for information. There is a reason why the prices between different rehab centres varies so much.

Sure, there are the luxury rehabs in Thailand that have all the bells and whistles of a 5 star resort – and you do pay for this. But consider the others aspects of treatment. Are the staff at the cheapest rehabs really qualified? Do they have the credentials and qualifications from internationally accredited bodies? The old saying of ‘you get what you pay for’ is often the case, but it doesn’t mean there are not affordable rehabs that can deliver sobriety and long-term recovery from alcohol addiction.

A reputable Thai rehab clinic will be staffed by qualified professionals and should be licensed by The Ministry of Public Health. They will provide medical supervision (this is really important for a detox and withdrawal from alcohol) and treatment programmes that deliver the best outcomes.

Think about it. Is it better to spend $12,000 for 1 month at a rehab centre that delivers long-term sobriety or pay $4,000 for a rehab centre that fails to deliver? An assessment from a trained addictions therapist of psychiatrist is a good place to start your path to recovery. Once the facts have been established, a suitable treatment centre can be identified with a programme that can effectively treat both the physical and psychological aspects of alcoholism, with root cause analysis identifying underlying trauma and adverse childhood experiences.

Treatment techniques used at Thailand’s alcohol rehab clinics

Most alcohol rehab centres in Thailand have holistic treatment programmes that are based on the 12 step AA approach to recovery. For some, the religious side of the 12 steps does not appeal, so they search for alternative approaches.

While there is debate about whether twelve-step programs are effective, they still remain the dominant treatment method used at most rehabs in the world, with a huge community built around the Alcoholics Anonymous fellowship.

At nearly all of the Thai rehab centres, you can expect a combination of holistic treatments, cognitive behavioural therapies and 12 step meetings in the community.

“I was an alcoholic for nearly 20 years. In the end I lost nearly everything- friends, family and my children. I can honestly say that alcohol rehab in Thailand saved my life” – Frank Rosenthal (recovered alcoholic)

Yoga and meditation are common and places like Chiang Mai are well known for this. Muay Thai boxing and triathlon have also grown in popularity recently. There really is a rehab out there for everyone!

What to expect from alcohol treatment programmes in Thailand

A good alcohol rehab centre in Thailand will be able to give you effective treatment as part of a comprehensive plan of addiction recovery. You can expect holistic therapies to be used with counselling, CBT and 12 Step group therapies. Alternative therapeutic methods are also used including fitness therapies, nutrition based programmes and activities that take advantage of their location to braek up the day-today treatments with some fun and adventure.

The cost of alcohol detox is usually included in the price but you will need to pay for any medications that are prescribed by a qualified doctor or physician.


Do binge drinkers need residential rehab and detox?

Binge drinking can lead to severe cases of alcohol dependence and alcoholism. Just because someone doesn’t start their day drinking alcohol, it doesn’t mean an alcohol-use-disorder or alcohol addiction doesn’t exist.

Binge drinking treatments can be effective at halting the severe effects that can be caused by drinking too much alcohol. Inpatient rehab might not be required, but it will be needed before entering into most sober living facilities.

Contact Thai Rehab Helper

Jimi Jones and the team at Thai Rehab Helper are ready to support you on your recovery journey. You can contact us anytime for 100% confidential advice on alcohol treatment in Thailand.