4 Reasons to Recover in Thailand

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

With the last decade bringing with it a 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 travelers as "rehab tourists."

And according to CNN, an ever-increasing number of former addicts cite their trip to a Thailand centre as being 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

Thailand's tropical forests, majestic plateaus, picturesque mountains, and more than 3,000 kilometers of coastline draw more than 22 million tourists to the country each year. These international travelers 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 show that your environment can largely determine the effectiveness of your rehabilitation process. In fact, the National Center for Biotechnology recommends to, "…place yourself in the least restrictive environment that is still safe and effective."

2. Affordable Luxury Treatment

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 centers in Thailand spare no expense. Private villas, large swimming pools, weekend adventures to the rain forest or beach, and individualized treatment with one-on-one counseling 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 centers 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 there are a number of programs throughout the county that have received international attention for their excellence.

Our personal recommendation would be a partner centre of ours: DARA drug and alcohol rehab center.

DARA fits each reason we listed above:

  • Beautiful Setting: With two beautiful sites to choose from, DARA's tropical locations meet all the requirements of luxury, safety, privacy, and serenity.

  • Affordable: DARA is internationally acclaimed as one of the world's most affordable and effective luxury rehab centres.

  • Exclusive: You will enjoy a private villa with full bathroom and expansive views, time to reflect during your recovery process, and 100% treatment privacy from the government, insurance company, employer, and school.

  • Quality: DARA boasts a 92% completion rate and uses an innovative cognitive behavioral approach to treatment therapy.

Learn more about DARA.

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