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What we treat at Hope Rehab

What We Treat at Hope Rehab Center

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Addiction comes in all shapes and sizes, as do addicts. Whether it’s Alcohol, drugs or gaming etc. Hope has the experience and expertise to help. We understand the pain that addiction causes everyone involved including family and loved ones. Hope offers the opportunity for everyone to recover from whichever addiction is causing the problems. Below you will find some basic information on the kind of addiction issues we treat.

At Hope, we treat our clients as people as well as treating the symptoms and the conditions they suffer from. We accept that people usually achieve change at their own pace and in their own time. The problems that we treat come in many forms; on this page, you will find a list of substances and conditions to give you an idea of what we treat at Hope Rehab Center.

The good news is Hope Rehab Thailand is accepting international clients again. The first step is to get in touch, and we will start your medical visa application. If you require immediate help, we suggest online counselling by one of the therapeutic team. Some of our Counsellors offer independent online professional counselling and coaching. On the next page you can select a counsellor of your choice.

Substances and problems we treat at Hope Rehab

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol rehab explains how alcohol addiction can creep up on us. The switch from moderate drinking to problem drinking occurs so gradually that most of us don’t even notice.

Drug Addiction (all substances)

You know you are addicted when you cannot stop doing something that is hurting you. For an addict using is like going back to the problem for the solution.

Medication Addiction

Medication can be helpful, but it needs to be combined with talk therapy and lifestyle change. Also humans become tolerant to all drugs/medication so a sustainable long-term solution must be found.

Concurrent Disorders

Concurrent Disorders (Dual Diagnosis) is the term used for anyone with a mental health diagnosis combined with substance addiction. These include PTSD, depression and anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis and more serious conditions.


The term co-dependent evolved out of treatment centers in the USA, in the 1950’s. The first Rehabs initially treated alcoholics. Then co-alcoholic meaning ‘alcoholic-with’ described close family members who either enabled or were victims.


The term co-dependent evolved out of treatment centers in the USA, in the 1950’s. The first Rehabs initially treated alcoholics. Then co-alcoholic meaning ‘alcoholic-with’ described close family members who either enabled or were victims.

Types of using patterns and whom we treat at Hope Rehab Center?

*Also known as behaviour addiction such as Gambling, Gaming, Sex & Love and Shopping – this means the same level of compulsion applies with negative consequences. Hope treats all process addictions.

Definition of Treatment

Treatment is the use of any planned, intentional intervention in the health, behaviour, personal and/or family life of an individual suffering from alcoholism/addiction or from another drug dependency designed to enable the affected individual to achieve and maintain sobriety, physical and mental health, and a maximum functional ability. There are many components of treatment including, but not limited to, physical and psychiatric evaluations, detoxification, counselling, self-help support, treatment for co-morbid physical or behavioural complications, and medication assisted therapy.

– ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine

Whether it’s alcohol, stimulants, opiates, cannabis and many other forms of substances, the impact can be similar and destructive on our client’s and their loved one’s lives’.

On our website and in this menu you will find a lot of pages and information on alcohol and specific substances that will help you understand how detox and rehab treatment works.

The Doctors Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders DSM-4/5

<>Substance dependence criteria and the latest terminology introduced by the American Psychiatric Association APA: Addiction disorder is defined as a cluster of behaviors and symptoms caused by maladaptive patterns of substance-use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress manifesting as 3 or more of the list below occurring any time over one year and comes on three levels: Mild – Moderate – Severe

These are the sorts of questions a Doctor may ask you to see if you have a problem, however it is your self-assessment that matters most and should influence your decision to get help.

If you are experiencing difficulties as a result of your problem then contact us and get some free advice or information and take our self assessment test.

Common symptoms are not just physical but also mental and emotional

The Hope Rehab Center Approach

We understand your current problems are just a small part of who you are. This is why our vision for you involves more than the cessation of physical addiction.

We offer a community where you can begin to transform into the person you deserve to be – the person you want to be.

Our program uses the most effective evidence-based treatments, and we deliver these as part of a package based around your unique needs. This specialised approach is suitable for all patterns of substance abuse or obsessive behaviour. If you feel ready to change your life, we provide everything you need to make this change possible.

You don’t need to be physically dependent on alcohol or drugs in order to be suitable for rehab. An increasing number of people choose this options because they recognise the warning signs, and they want to get help before there is any further deterioration. This behaviour is likely to negatively impact your life long before you develop a full-blown addiction, and the decision to get help can be a great investment in your future.

It is also a common mistake to compare yourself to others: We say compare yourself right now to who you want to be, and we will help you achieve that goal. Some people believe because they are bingers or abusers that they can take it or leave it despite the harm it causes. This belief system will keep users using and just delays getting the help needed. We know that the brain chemistry responsible for the rewards experienced by using substances and behaviours to change feelings can be stored up and released in larger amounts during binges.

If you want to have the best chance of success in rehab, you need to follow a program that has been specifically designed to treat your exact type of addiction. If the treatment is too general in nature (aka the ‘one size fits all’ approach), it is unlikely to provide everything you need – it could also waste your time with a lot of interventions you don’t need. During your time here at Hope Rehab, you will be following a specialised program – one that has a proven record of success with your exact type of addiction.

“I didn’t have a drinking problem, I had a thinking problem.“

– Anonymous

If all you needed to do to recover from addiction was quit alcohol or drugs, there probably wouldn’t be any need for rehab. In reality, this behaviour is usually a symptom of something much deeper. There will have been a reason for why you sought comfort in using alcohol or drugs – this could include things like low self-esteem, uncontrolled anxiety, or just a feeling of disconnection with the world. It is vital that these underlying issues are dealt with or else there is going to be a high risk of relapse or turning to new addictive behaviours.

A major part of your treatment at Hope Rehab is going to be about tackling these driving forces behind the behaviour. You will begin this work in one-to-one therapy sessions, and you can also expect to gain insights during group therapy. We also teach you mindfulness, which will help you become far more objective about what is driving your behaviour. By the time you leave us, you will have a much better understanding of the root of your addiction, and will have begun healing that part of your psyche.

If this is all you expect from an inpatient program, you are greatly underestimating what is possible.

Longer-Term Treatment for Long-Term Success

For some clients 28 days has to be enough for many reasons (e.g. financial, family and/or work) so our intensive program is ideal. However, for many a month is not enough so we have affordable longer-term program options. Typically, the psychological healing process of recovery and change requires a longer-term treatment plan, so, to encourage commitment we offer lower rates than other facilities of our standard. Most clients stay between one and two months, some stay three months and move on to our Sober-House project.

The program has been designed so clients get to experience Thailand while receiving treatment. Our intensive program is a combination of CBT counselling and workshops, mindfulness, and fitness training with many exciting and interesting activities during the therapeutic week. Supervised outings and weekend excursions help lift clients depression and anxiety, also nurture’s an interest in healthy activities.

Dealing with the Consequences of an Addictive Past

Another aspect of our rehab program is helping you to deal with the consequences of the addictive behaviour. You acted as you did due to an illness, and not because you were bad, but unfortunately,  you still have to face the mess that has been created. During your stay with us, we will offer support guidance for dealing with issues such as:

Core Elements of the Hope Program

You will build a trusting relationship with your counsellor, open up and explore your life history – unearthing reasons why you use or why you can’t stop using. This relationship usually continues well after rehab.

Here at Hope, we share our painful experiences and help each other find solutions. You receive and give feedback and identification. Presentations and topic groups keep you stimulated, while informal gratitude circles and mini groups build a sense of sharing.

Cognitive behaviour therapy – short-term therapy with long-term results – helps you to dispute negative thinking patterns, learn how to use the psychological tools of CBT and uncover old habits in thinking.

We use the evidence-based program to unravel and look at your addictive behaviours.

One-on-one sessions and practice help calm your thinking and relax the mind.

We get up early and go for a 40 minutes exercise to help restore health and ingrain a healthy behaviour pattern. I say “get up before your addiction wakes up."

Only at Hope Rehab do we take the time and resources to offer this service. Our clients get the opportunity to go out and about supervised by your sober-coach. It makes rehab treatment so much more fun and realistic.


The Hope workbook is 100 pages long – full of exercises to complete in group, with your counsellor and as homework in the evenings.

In the weekly goals group you are set new goals and paradoxical behaviours to complete and help you change life-long habits.

Weekend activities include many new sober fun things to do – this gives you a chance to practise having clean and sober fun. Most weekends the clients opt to go over to the island, Ko Si Chang and have fun on the beach for a day, visit the markets and temples.

These classes raise your awareness and teach you to manage triggers and cravings. Life after rehab is full of challenges so it is best to be ready for them. We do this work in class, help each other raise awareness of all the dangers and risks that could take you back.

We begin your aftercare plan before you leave rehab, what you do and the support you get are very important to keep you recovery.

Post acute withdrawals PAWS last up to a year and there is no medication that can help manage these difficulties, some doctors prescribe anti-depressants, however, some medication can create other problems with your brain chemistry and important natural dopamine production.

It is important to complete a program of treatment, as the physical effects of drugs and alcohol are not the whole problem. The primary condition is also no longer the underlying psychological problems that may have originally created the desire to escape with substances.

In fact self-medicating the symptoms listed above such as anxiety, frustration, problematic relationships, self-esteem issues or any other reason you use has now become secondary and have been superseded by the actual disease of addiction itself.

This is not to dismiss any psychological or emotional issues, of course you will explore your problems to help understand your triggers and develop a relapse prevention plan however we know this alone is not enough.

Your propensity to use substances will not magically or conveniently disappear after stopping or even by talking about your issues. Like all good things in life it usually takes some work and in this case a daily recovery routine is necessary.

We give you a simple maintenance program and also give you the skills to help you make positive changes in your life and the strength to resist when tempted.

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