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4 Reasons to Recover in Thailand

April 7, 2015
Beauty of Thailand

Thailand has an ever-growing reputation for its industry of medical tourism. Travellers visit for everything from dental needs to sex changes.

With the last decade bringing with it considerable growth to the rehab industry, the country has seen an increase of international guests seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment—some have dubbed these travellers as “rehab tourists.”

And according to CNN, an ever-increasing number of former addicts cite their trip to a Thailand centre as a major factor behind getting clean and, more importantly, staying clean.

The reasons for the success of these now-sober tourists range from the beauty of Thailand’s environment to the exclusivity of the treatment received. Below, we’ve put together a list of four reasons many people choose Thailand as their recovery destination:

1. A Beautiful and Distinct Setting

Majestic plateaus and picturesque mountains of Thailand

Thailand’s tropical forests, majestic plateaus, picturesque mountains, and more than 3,000 kilometres of coastline draw more than 22 million tourists to the country each year. These international travellers help make tourism the country’s #1 industry.

But Thailand is more than a vacation destination. Luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres have popped up all around the country. This makes sense when you consider how important your environment is during recovery.

Studies have shown that your environment can largely determine the effectiveness of your rehabilitation process. In fact, the National Center for Biotechnology recommends, “…place yourself in the least restrictive environment that is still safe and effective.”

2. Affordable Luxury Treatment

Massage in Thailand

The cost of Luxury drug and alcohol treatment across the Americas and Europe ranges between $20,000 and $80,000 per month of treatment. In Thailand, treatment is significantly cheaper, running between $10,000 and $30,000 per month.

And most luxury centres in Thailand spare no expense. Private villas, large swimming pools, weekend adventures to the rainforest or beach, and individualized treatment with one-on-one counselling are just a few inclusions you can receive at an affordable price.

3. Exclusive Private Treatment

Choosing Thailand as your international treatment destination allows you to recover far away from the triggers and stresses that lead to your addiction in the first place.

The recovery process requires you to peel back layers of your former self. This is difficult to do with the temptations of your former self looming all around you.

Many of Thailand’s luxury centres promise you your own private room, time to reflect and process what is learned during recovery, and exclusion from work and family during the time of your stay.

4. Quality Addiction Treatment Options

When you think about quality drug and alcohol rehab programs, Thailand might not be the first place that pops into your head. But several programs throughout the county have received international attention for their excellence.

Another recommendation would be a partner centre of ours: The Dawn Wellness Centre and Rehab

The Dawn fits each reason we listed above:

Beautiful Setting: The Dawn is located amidst the northern hills just outside of the city of Chiang Mai on a serene riverfront. At The Dawn’s secure and serene mental health and addiction treatment centre, you’ll be a world away from the people, places and things that contribute to your condition. 

Affordable: The comparatively lower cost of living in SE Asia allows The Dawn to hire top-calibre clinicians by international standards, yet drug rehab in Thailand costs only a third of the price of top-quality rehabs in the West. 

Exclusive: At The Dawn Drug Rehab Center Thailand, you’ll have a private room in a beautiful riverside facility with full-service amenities at your fingertips. We cap client admissions at 35 to allow our clinical team to give each client personal attention, regularly fine-tuning treatment to match their progress over the course of their stay.

Quality: The Dawn is accredited by the American Accreditation Commission International (AACI), an internationally recognised body overseeing clinical excellence in health care. This means our treatment services adhere to global best practices regarding quality and patient safety from clinical, medical and environmental perspectives.

Learn more about The Dawn,Drug and Alcohol Rehab Thailand and Rehabs in Thailand

If you have any questions about The Dawn or Thailand recovery in general, you can contact us, or leave a question by commenting below.