NOTE: The testimonials on this page are written by our clients happy to talk about there experiences at Hope. For confidentiality reasons many have only given their first names, initials or place of residense. Results can vary by each individual and according to how long a clients stays in treatment at Hope Rehab.
I can laugh, taste, smell and FEEL for the first time in years
Before coming to Hope Rehab I was addicted to many drugs and was dying spiritually, emotionally and physically. I was scared coming in but the staff quickly made me feel at home and I was detoxed with less pain than I ever anticipated. Hope Rehab has given me and so many of those around me the opportunity to transform in a way I never believed possible. It has been such a pleasure to watch the changes taking place in other clients who come in and most of all to experience the changes in myself – to laugh, taste, smell and FEEL for the first time in years. Hope Rehab gives you all the tools for recovery implementing a perfect balance of 12 step program, CBT and mindfulness, the three pillars of Hope, all of which I have found essential in my continuing recovery. Con't...
Hope attracts determined people from all over the world who are choosing Life creating an interesting, diverse and most importantly supportive environment. The on-site masseuses fixed my frozen shoulder (caused by over work) in little under 6 weeks after 6 years of unsuccessful doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors. The staff are absolutely brilliant: the councilors for dripping wisdom in to me during my two hours of one to one sessions a week, the chefs for providing food fit for a king 3 times a day and Simon Mott himself remaining an active part of our processes by giving us individual feedback on the Hope Aftercare Page on an ongoing basis. I was genuinely touched by the care shown to me as an individual by these people who work so hard to create the amazing place that is Hope Rehab Center Thailand – cannot thank you enough for giving me my life back!
I am excited to live NOW by Parice
I do not have to use today and I am not missing it...I missed me more and I am starting to find me again
Nearly 11 weeks at hope and I am sat on a Thai bus travelling back from a few days at the sober house. I used to struggle getting a bus in the Uk alone I hated to be alone I’d be anxious and it would trigger me to use. Yesterday I walked around Nong Nooch (tropical botanical garden) on my own buying soft drinks from drink stalls that also where selling a range of alcohol a few months ago I would have said fuck it I’m alone and I can get away with it but I am doing this for me now I choose not to drink because it creates a happier life for me. Read the rest of Parice story
Finding Hope by Charlene
I found a treatment program in Thailand based around all of the steps. I didn’t realize it before I booked, but the program also involved exercise, CBT, mindfulness, meditation, self-affirmations, counselling, gratitude, inventory, and other useful tools. It was exactly what I needed. The treatment center focused on all of the steps and the program showed me how to live – by using each step in my life on a daily basis. Read more about Charlene's time at Hope
Reaching out for HOPE…..and found it
I arrived at Hope full of Shame and guilt and an absolute wreck after relapsing for a couple of weeks just short of 5 years clean.
I had been “Mrs Recovery” throughout but had been plagued with anxiety and insomnia throughout this time and when I relapsed I was in the middle of a breakdown: physical and emotional......read more
Enjoying life on life’s terms
My name is Adam, I am an Australian ice addict, 33 years old and just celebrated 12 months clean and sober on 28th April 2016. It has all been made possible by using the tools and following suggestions made to me by the counseling team of Hope Rehab. When I arrived at Hope Rehab I was broken, completely beaten up, not only physically and mentally but spiritually as well. I guess 21 years of using and drinking would do that to a person. Now, today I am the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life still involved with Hope as a support worker and even though it has its own challenges is quiet possible the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. Not only am I still involved but most importantly I am still clean and sober, enjoying life on life’s terms.
I found Hope In August 2015, I came to a point where I could no longer go on functioning. I knew I needed an intensive program and I found Hope Rehab in Thailand. I did not know what to expect and I definitely did not believe that I was capable of staying clean however I was totally desperate so willing to try anything. Hope Rehab has been amazing for me and exactly what I needed at the right time. I had been in a harsh world with no love and compassion, at Hope I was shown so much patience, tolerance, compassion and love......Read more about Rene's time at Hope
I am very grateful to Hope and the team for helping me get my life back together, so I have written a Hope rehab review. The idea of going to rehab had been going through my mind for sometime. I thought that I had hidden my drug life away from my wife and family.
I told her it was just the drink but she knew there was more to it. The lowest point of my drug using life was when I was caught smoking Meth (ice) at work. For years I’d been getting praise for my overtime and commitment to the job but things were beginning to fall apart. Meth was taking over my life and I was on the verge of losing everything
Mik Whitnall “BabyShambles”
Mik Whitnall here checking in! Thank you for everyone’s sincere words, I’ll never be able to thank you all enuf for giving me a chance at real life.
In the words of tammy Wynette “one day at a time……sweet Jesus ”
Special thanks to Simon and Alon and the team for taking care of me so well.
A bright star-month of Hope My thirty days in Thailand in treatment working with Simon as my counselor and the team was incredible: a bright star-month of hope, healing, and happiness against the backdrop of a dark, stormy sky of a drug-addicted life in New York City. I have been to four outpatient centers and three in-patient rehabs, and the Center in Thailand was so superior in many ways. Not only did it cost much less, the treatment and experience was overwhelmingly more effective, interesting and special - Cat Marnell NYC
Recovery at last
Having had the opportunity to have met Simon and Alon during my 3 and a half months of treatment, the only word that comes to mind is “GRATEFUL”.
These wonderful people made me feel so loved and cared for during my treatment.
Thanks to them i am today 6 months clean and still going strong. They didn’t give me a second chance in life, but a chance at a second life.
Much Love, Phil
I think that as an addict and alcoholic we were never helped by society, in Malaysia anyway… I did not get the help I heeded until I came to you and the team. I’m still addict and alcoholic I doing my recovery for my rest of life. As long as i don’t pick up drugs or drink, go meeting regularly, do my steps work, keep in touch with my sponsor and do service work then I will be fine. always think of “1 day at the time” now.
What do you think about our new rehab project. I think it is great, its good to have more rehab at everywhere, no matter how big or small your rehab as long as can help addicts and alcoholic are still suffer.
You really helped me Simon and give me chances so I am always greatful to you and look forward to seeing your new place.
Best luck to you and Alon for future and all people you will help.
I was in treatment at Hope in 2015. Henk was my counsellor. I am a lawyer that practices in finance in Canada and the US, which can be stressful. I was in a great deal of internal turmoil when I met Simon and Henk, not to mention denial. They helped me to see the level of my denial and how alcohol was affecting all aspects of my life and the underlying reasons, so that I could begin to heal, and helped create a plan for recovery. Alon was wonderful in showing me ways to still my mind through meditation in different forms such as sitting meditation and Tai Chi. I would highly recommend the new rehab project of Simon and Alon for anyone that feels they may need help with substance abuse or depression. I wish you luck and peace. KM
Grant's Recovery Story
I had to do something. I couldn’t deny the mess I was in any longer. It was then that I found Hope Rehab in Thailand. I felt desperate. I was 33 and alone with a bottle. The only solution I knew to control my desperation was alcohol. I am an alcoholic. I tried in vein to control my drinking - I needed to do this almost from the first moment I picked up a drink. Alcohol calmed the anxiety and fear that I had been living with my whole life. I had come to believe that it helped me through difficult situations. Really, I just hadn’t found the courage to look within and find the true source of my problems. Read more of Grants story
I’m a chef which means I don’t get to do recovery by the book, far from it, in actual fact my recovery pretty much breaks all the rules there are, I’m constantly told to change careers but that’s easier said than done, I work with and around alcohol all day, I work with 2 functioning alcoholics who stink of booze and talk about drinking all day, my job is very stressful, I’m around heavy drinkers and drug users and I don’t get to go to regular meetings because of the hours I work so I’ve had to botch together my own program.
I started with some, ‘Do your best and let the universe take care of the rest’ got some sticky tape and chewing gum and stuck on a bit of, ‘Life on life’s terms’ and, ‘One day at a time’, tied on some, ‘Distorted thought process control’ and, ‘Be aware of your triggers’ with a pair of old shoelaces, added a sprinkled of daily meditation and shoved a load of ‘Keep it simple’ in the gaps and there we have it, from an outsiders perspective she ain’t no looker but I’m pretty cosy inside, sometimes you’ve just got to use what you’ve got, I’ll admit it’s not perfect, I hit a few bumps along the way and bits fall off but that’s ok, it’s still trundling along and that’s what matters.