Thailand is home to some of the best luxury rehab facilities in the world, many of which specialize in treating alcohol and drug addiction, alongside many other conditions including depression, trauma treatment and gambling. Below is a variety of centers in Chiang Mai that offer sanctuary from everyday life and bad habits.
Chiang Mai is the most popular destination in Thailand for luxury rehabilitation. A city located in the foothills of Northern Thailand, it is a cultural hub for visitors and offers many historical monuments, including the Doi Suthep, a granite mountain with a Buddhist temple, and the famously restored 14th-Century temple, Wat Phra Singh.
Can I detox in Thailand before attending rehab there?
Yes, some Thailand centers offer on-site detox before transitioning to their inpatient program. As long as you detox in a safe facility with trained staff, the detox should be successful in setting you up for attending residential treatment. It’s important to check a center’s staff page on their website to see their accreditations and experience. By also looking at a rehab’s services tab, you can see what specific services, like detox, are available.
Centers that don't offer on-site detox can help you arrange for off-site detox and transfer to the facility. If you choose this option, you can detox at a hospital in Thailand or at a stand-alone detox center. For this process, it’s also important to check staff accreditations online.
Where do I live during rehab?
Where you live during treatment depends on the program you enroll in. If you choose inpatient rehab, you’ll live in on-site accommodations at the center. If you choose a different option, like intensive outpatient (IOP) or partial hospitalization (PHP), you’ll live at home while receiving treatment.
What do I do after rehab?
After rehab, you’ll likely leave with a continuing care plan that you worked on with your treatment provider to help you maintain a sustainable recovery. This plan can include stepped-down care options such as living in a sober living home, attending an outpatient program, regularly meeting with a private counselor or therapist, and participating in AA or NA meetings or other support groups.
Who needs sober living?
Sober living can be a good intermediary step between inpatient addiction treatment and transitioning to life back home. It offers higher autonomy than a structured and supportive environment through weekly meetings and other sober activities, for example.
Is it expensive to go to an international rehab?
Oftentimes, it can be less expensive to go to rehab internationally. Some rehabs in Asia offer high-quality programming and amenities that are comparable with other international luxury rehabs at a much more affordable price point.