Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Thailand
Whether you’re a Thai citizen or you’ve never visited the country before, attending rehab in Thailand is an excellent way of treating a drug and alcohol addiction.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options for treatment in Thailand. Together, we can discuss these options and decide which one is best for you. All you need to do is call us on 0800 326 5559 to embark on the rewarding path to recovery.
Why Brits Should Consider Completing Treatment in Thailand
Travelling abroad for rehab is a daunting prospect, but as soon as you see the quality of rehabs in Thailand, you will be tempted to start looking at flights. Here are some key reasons you should seriously consider rehab in Thailand:
1. Gorgeous locations
Drug and alcohol rehabs in Thailand are situated in unbelievably beautiful areas. As lovely as the UK countryside can be, nothing beats attending rehab in an exotic part of Thailand. The rural locations allow for plenty of quiet reflection, something which is much more ingrained into Thai culture than British culture.
2. Quantity of drug and alcohol rehabs
As addiction is a growing problem in Thailand, there are rehab centres everywhere you look. This means that you have a healthy amount of choice regarding which type of centre you would like to attend.
3. Fresh start
At OK Rehab, we always promote residential rehab as an opportunity to get away from your everyday life and concentrate on treatment in a new area. Why not take this to another level and seek treatment in a different country?
Many patients find that it is easier to get sober in a new environment as you are able to distance yourself from past mistakes. It is also refreshing to experience a sense of anonymity; when you know that you won’t know anyone at rehab, you have more freedom to express yourself authentically.
When you seek help with OK Rehab, we always aim to find you a treatment centre that is within your budget. This is infinitely easier in Thailand, where drug and alcohol rehabs are much more affordable than in the UK. You do have to factor in flights, but it still often works out cheaper to attend rehab in Thailand.
The climate may seem like a superficial advantage, but warm weather is healing for so many people. There’s a reason vitamin D is nicknamed ‘the happy hormone’. Being able to guarantee good weather means that you can plan outdoor activities for each day, from swimming to horse riding.
These activities are offered in the UK but they can be unreliable due to the changing weather.
What Happens at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Thailand?
The general process of drug and alcohol rehab in Thailand is the same as the process in the UK. If you have read our articles on rehab in different areas of the UK, you will be familiar with the idea of detox and therapy. However, in case you are unsure of the specifics of these treatment methods, allow us to explain:
When you enter rehab in Thailand, you will need to undergo a physical detox. This is the withdrawal of toxins from your body in order to restore you back to optimum health. The length of this process varies from person to person, but it usually lasts anywhere from three to ten days.
Unfortunately, it is common to suffer from symptoms such as nausea and strong cravings during this period. Medical staff will monitor you to ensure you do not experience dangerous symptoms such as seizures.
Most people associate rehab with group therapy, and for good reason. Plenty of residential rehabs in Thailand offer group therapy sessions as they are proven to effectively prevent relapse.
When you hear other people’s addiction stories, it reduces feelings of shame, which prevents the shame cycle from occurring (where shame causes you to consume and consuming causes you to feel more shame).
Therapy in Thailand is unique as there is a strong focus on holistic therapies including reiki, meditation, and yoga. Engaging in these activities helps you to stay in tune with your mind and body and therefore resist hurting yourself by abusing substances.
Anyone can attend rehab in Thailand regardless of how long you have been managing addiction and how badly you are suffering from it. Each rehab facility has an excellent team of staff who are there to support you in your sobriety.
There will be doctors, nurses, addiction specialists, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who will constantly monitor your physical and mental health as you progress through treatment. They are the ones who will decide when you are ready to leave rehab.
For most people, a 28-day stay is sufficient as this is the average time it takes to break a habit. However, others will progress more quickly or more slowly which is completely natural.
When Denial Gets in the Way of Seeking Professional Help
Experiencing addiction-related denial is extremely common. It is a defence mechanism to stop you from seeking help. Here are some specific reasons you may be in denial about your substance abuse problems:
- Admitting you are struggling would bring about feelings of self-hatred
- You are trying to prove yourself to those around you
- You want to protect your friends and family
- You do not feel ready to recover
- Someone else has it worse
These reasons are all understandable, however, none of them reflects the mindset of a healthy individual. Even if you are not ready for rehab, it is vital that you acknowledge your addiction and pursue a lower-intensity treatment in order to prevent serious illness or death. It is true that someone else always has it worse, but this does not invalidate your experiences with addiction.
If you are regularly consuming substances, distancing yourself from loved ones, constantly thinking about drink and drugs, and experiencing physical and psychological symptoms of addiction, it’s time to get professional support.
To manage feelings of denial, look at the facts. Compare yourself against the common signs and symptoms of addiction and see if you identify with them. Ask family and friends if they have noticed changes in your personality or physicality since your addiction began. Recognise which parts of your life addiction is affecting you the most i.e. work, relationships, health, and hobbies.
Contacting OK Rehab
Please do not hesitate to call us to arrange treatment in Thailand. Our advisors are non-judgemental as they have experienced addiction themselves, so you can trust them to provide you with unbiased advice. Call us on 0800 326 5559 to benefit from a free initial assessment of your needs.
If you are unsure which kind of treatment you would like, we would still encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We will present you with your options, from a home detox in the UK to inpatient treatment in Thailand, and you can make an informed decision when you are ready.
Any concerns you have will be addressed by our helpline advisors, so you don’t have to worry about being rushed into treatment. At the end of the day, seeking help is your decision, but if you do reach out to us, we believe it will change your life.