Thinking of Coming to Thailand for Addiction Treatment? Read This First
There is no doubt about it – Thailand can be a great choice if you are looking to start a new life away from addiction. Not only will you find international standard addiction treatment at a much lower cost than found in western countries, but it can also be an advantage to get completely away your usual environment (which is going to be full of triggers and temptations) to somewhere a bit alien (this can make it easier to think differently so you can begin transforming your life).
Thailand has become the number one destination for people looking for addiction treatment, and this high demand has led to an increase in the number of facilities operating here. More rehabs will mean more choice for those looking for a facility, which is a good thing, but it can also make choosing the right a facility a bit harder.
It goes without saying that we are going to be biased towards Hope Rehab – we want you to come to us. It is our intention though, for these tips to be of value to anyone who is considering coming to Thailand regardless of which rehab they choose.
Warning – Avoid Rehab Comparison Websites
It is understandable why websites claiming to provide ‘unbiased’ reviews of a multiple Thai inpatient treatment programs are attractive to readers. This type of service will claim to provide all the key information you need to help you choose the right rehab programme – thus saving a great deal of time as it would be much slower to check out each facility separately.
These comparison websites would be incredibly helpful if the information they provided was actually accurate and unbiased. Unfortunately, such sites are often created on behalf of individual rehabs as a promotional tool, and as a way to turn readers off competitors.
Comparison websites are also often created by affiliates who make a profit from referrals – thus the glowing review they offer will often have more to do with the amount of commission created by a referral rather than the quality of the program being reviewed. As you can see, there is good reason to suspect that these websites are offering far from unbiased reviews.
Tips for Choosing a Rehab in Thailand
• It is important that any inpatient treatment program you are considering has experience dealing with your particular type of addiction – you need something more specific than we treat ‘every type of addiction’ (e.g. if you have a meth addiction, you want a rehab that regularly treats clients with the same addiction)
• If you have a mental health issue such as depression, chronic anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, or schizophrenia, you will want to be certain the facility offers dual diagnosis treatment specific to your needs.
• Location can be important – especially in a country like Thailand – you probably at least want to be certain the rehab is relatively close to a decent hospital
• Aftercare is important, so make sure the facility takes your continued care once you go home seriously
• You can get a feel for a rehab by checking out its social media engagement and website
If you still have questions about finding a rehab in Thailand, our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have