Episode 28 – Does Thailand Have a Strong Recovery Community?

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Episode 28 – Does Thailand Have a Strong Recovery Community?

The topic at a glance

  • When it comes to escaping addiction, the right community can be just as important as the right program.

  • Thailand is seen by many in western countries as the place to go to begin a spiritual journey.

  • Thailand tends to feel less stressful to westerners than their home environment, and this can make it easier to break free of an addiction.

  • Some westerners who come to Thailand for addiction treatment end up staying here long-term.

Hope Mindful Compassion – Episode 28 – Does Thailand Have a Strong Recovery Community?

Testimonial for Hope RehabA conversation between Simon Mott and Paul Garrigan

In this episode of the podcast, Simon chats about the current state of the recovery community in Thailand. He also offers advice for anyone thinking of joining this community as a client or a service provider. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Is community important for people in early recovery?
  • Is there a strong recovery community in Thailand?

  • What is there in Thailand that can’t be found in the west?

  • Why do so many clients end up staying in Thailand long-term?

  • Does giving up drugs in the relatively stress-free environment of Thailand adequately prepare clients for when they return home?

  • What have we done to encourage community here at Hope?

  • What can people do if they want to come work at Hope?

  • Is there much cooperation between the different rehabs in Thailand?

  • Do you have any advice for other people thinking of opening a rehab in Thailand?

  • Does Thailand have enough aftercare options?

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