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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Thailand

At Help4Addiction, you get a comprehensive support team at the end of the telephone. Our helpful professionals work hard to place you in the right rehabilitation centre, whether this is in the UK or abroad in other international locations.

 

We don’t take alcohol or drug addiction lightly, and it’s because of our expertise you can guarantee that you will be well looked after. Having an initial phone call to discuss your treatment needs is vital to your future recovery, and we can discuss options for the following:

 

  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction. Drug addiction takes many forms, and it’s essential that we know exactly where yours has begun.
  • Behavioural Addiction.
  • Depression & Anxiety

 

Whether you are seeking treatment in the UK or abroad, we can help you to get onto the road to recovery. We want to understand and get to know you and what you need to reach the stage of gentle support in your new life. Sometimes, moving forward means moving away from outpatient support and therapies and possibly abroad – away from triggering people and places.

Rehab Abroad

There are a lot of considerations when it comes to choosing your rehabilitation facility. It’s never easy to choose treatment centres for you or for a loved one that is suffering through the pain of addiction. The very best thing that you could do for yourself is to look at your treatment centre options as an inpatient. Here are some of the things that you should be considering:

  • Staff and qualifications. You need the best people working alongside you to ensure that you have the support that will help you.
  • Accreditations. Whether you are going abroad or staying in the UK, you should choose the clinic that has been inspected and is of the highest quality.
  • Staff Ratios. Always check the ratio of staff to patients. You want to ensure that your support system will be consistent and available as you need.
  • Aftercare. Treatment isn’t just during the programme you start in an inpatient facility; it’s afterwards as well. You need to know that you aren’t going to be left to manage alone.

 

At Help4Addiction, we can ensure that you are placed in the clinic that is best for your needs. One such clinic is located internationally in Thailand, and it’s something that you should seriously consider to get well again.

Treatment In Thailand

When you first contact our professional team at Help4Addiction, you may be nervous and overwhelmed about the journey you’re about to go on. No matter how contacting us makes you feel, it’s important to know that your feelings are natural and valid, and you should be ready to admit to your addiction. Beginning your treatment in Thailand is a big step, and with our help, you can take that step.

 

We have access to a facility that opened in 2016 and fast became one of the leading treatment providers in Thailand. The reputation that it has for quality care and efficient and effective treatment is renowned.

 

You would be based in Northern Thailand, among serene surroundings and staying somewhere luxurious. The programmes on offer are abstinence-based, and there is a strong reliance on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the solid 12-step programme principles. All of this works with treatment that is tailored to you.

 

The programmes vary from 4 to 24 weeks, and it includes access to complementary therapies, gym and swimming pool use and physical exercise programmes that will allow you to explore a part of the world that you would otherwise have never had a chance to explore.

 

If you are considering Thailand as an option for you, we can offer you wraparound services that will work alongside those on offer in Thailand. Detoxification can be provided before you fly out to Thailand, and we can help you with your travel arrangements as well as provide an escort to support you on the journey there.

Why Pick International Residential Treatment In Thailand?

Residential treatment is often preferred over outpatient treatment because it removes you from the place that your habit began and the surroundings that encouraged your behaviours. Going abroad over the UK is a no-brainer for some, and the reasons for going abroad are many. Here are some of the best reasons you should aim to head overseas to Thailand for your drug rehab experience.

Luxury Surroundings

Thailand is nothing short of a luxury destination, and rehab clinics that are based here are usually relaxing and luxurious. Imagine being on the road to recovery in an all-inclusive resort style clinic, but with therapy sessions and no distractions from yourself.

The Chance of Anonymity

Going to a local treatment centre still leaves you open to discovery. Going abroad takes you from the places you are familiar, the situations your addiction is triggered. You get to remain anonymous and necessarily be the person you want to be – because no one knows any different. It’s a good place to reinvent yourself without judgment or fear of others disbelieving your efforts.

Change of Scenery

To recharge your batteries when you’re stressed, you go abroad on holiday. When you need help with addiction, going abroad for rehab can make a huge difference. You can focus your mind on finally getting better while being away from temptations. You develop a stronger sense of self, which allows you to overcome alcohol addiction and remove yourself from withdrawal without much effort – meaning that you are far more likely to succeed.

You’re Sold – Now What?

Aftercare is vital, which is why at Help4Addiction, we offer wraparound care that will make sense for you. Support is crucial after your treatment in Thailand is over. Making sure that you stick to the plan is vital, and you need our support to do that.

 

Give Help4Addiction a call today on 0203 955 7700 for an in-depth chat about your future. We can walk you through your next steps and make recovery as achievable as possible for you.

 

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Northern Ireland, Scotland, Europe, North East England

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Detoxification (detox) is the medical intervention required for someone who is physically dependent to drugs or alcohol. If required, medical detoxification would be the first step taken in residential rehab. Detox is used to prevent uncomfortable and dangerous (even fatal) withdrawals symptoms resulting in suddenly becoming abstinent from alcohol/certain drugs.

The goal of a medical detox is to aid in the physical healing required following long term addiction and rid the body of all together of substance whilst providing a cushion for unpleasant symptoms of withdrawals. Detox is not considered the whole treatment for drug/alcohol addiction and it is always recommended that a comprehensive rehabilitation program is used along side to help maintain long term abstinence.

Medication is often required for alcohol detox. If you are dependent on alcohol and experiencing withdrawal symptoms it is vitally important to seek medical advice prior to stopping. There is a long list of medications used when treating alcohol addiction and the exact medication given to an individual will depend on their needs/medical history. Some of these include;

  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Diazapam (vailium)


Librium and Valium are the most commonly used detox medication in the UK. All medication used to help with alcohol detox have been proven to help reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms.

There are also a number of drugs recombined by the NHS to help treat alcohol misuse. Some of these include:

  • Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • Nalmefene
  • Acamprosate (campral)

Medication is always required for heroin detox. For someone suffering from heroin addiction, the thought of detoxification (detox) can be exceptionally daunting. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates, such as heroin, can be severe and include pain, vomiting, nausea and shaking.

There are different ways that heroin detox can be carried out, most usually either ‘maintenance therapy’ or ‘full medical detox’.

Attempting to switch from heroin to a heroin substitute, usually on a controlled prescription, is known as Maintenance therapy. Subsites used are most often methadone or buprenorphine.

A full medical detox from heroin will always be carried out in a residential rehab setting and will allow the individual to switch form heroin to a substitute and slowly withdraw completing treatment free of all substances. Someone using a heroin substitute can choose to have a full medical detox at any time, however detoxing substances such a methadone can often add to the length of detox required. Drugs most commonly used to fully detox from heroin are, Subutex, Suboxone and Methadone. Much like alcohol, the exact drugs used will be dependent on the individuals needs/medical history.

Once detoxed from heroin the risk of overdose is much higher following relapse due to tolerance following withdrawal.

The length of treatment in a residential rehab depends on a number of elements. Some substances require longer periods of detox than others.

Private paying patients will also often choose a length of stay that suites their therapeutic and financial needs. As a rule, a full treatment program in a rehab is considered to be 28 days (often referred to as a month), however, treatment is offered in several different ways and lengths starting at 7 days.

Treating alcohol addiction will always require a minimum of 7-10 days, this would be considered the detoxification (detox) faze. The length required for treating drug addiction can vary drastically depending on the substance being used. Detox for Heroin addiction is generally around 14 days minimum, with more time required if substances such a methadone are being used. Treating prescription drug addiction can often take the longest. The time required for treating gambling addiction, eating disorders and sex addiction will be based on the individuals needs.

Rehab programs can be as long as an individual requires but primary treatment is normally caped at 12 weeks, with the offering for further secondary and tertiary treatment thereafter.

*based on average rehab stays, everyone will vary dependant on needs and medical requirement/history.

There is no need for your employer to know that you are seeking help for trauma and addiction unless you choose to involve them with the process. All employers should have a policy that explains what you do if you cannot come to work due to illness – illness to include treating alcohol addiction/treating drug addiction.

If your work absence extends over 7 days your employer is likely to require an official statement of fitness to work which would be obtained from your GP. This would need to supply evidence of your illness as well as any adjustments required for returning to work, fazed return or reduced hours, but does not need to specify in detail the reason why you have been absent.

If you are absent from work for 7 days of less, for example entering rehab for a detoxification (detox) on a Saturday for 7-10 days taking a full week away from work, you can self-certify your illness by letting your employer work you will not be attending work for that period of time. Exactly how an individual would do this would be dependent on a specific companies’ policies on taking sick leave.

Any time longer than 7 days it is likely an employer will require a note from the individuals GP certifying their sickness and a fit note on return. Most companies have a clearly outlined policy on sickness and receiving sick pay so the exact requirement can vary. A rehab will always be willing to advise on time off work.

How much does rehab cost is a very frequently asked question. The cost of treatment can range from £1,000 per week upwards depending on the place, with luxury rehab being the most expensive.

There are free options available on the NHS but the waitlist of those looking for free treatment is longer than that for privately paying patients. Some private health insurance policies will cover treatment in some rehabs around the country.

Choosing the right rehab centre will often be based on priced but it is important to follow guidance on the most suitable treatment centre for an individual’s needs which our expert team of advisers are on hand to offer.

There are certainly pro’s for both treatment near by and traveling for treatment with one of the most asked question being should I get rehab near me? There are rehabs all over the UK and around the world that all offer expert programs, let’s look at how to choose a rehab.

Local treatment

Being close to home gives certainly has benefits. Visitors are normally permitted in rehab following the first 7 days stay, therefore if an individual is in treatment for a length of time longer than that being local will make it easier for loved ones to visit.

Most rehab centres will also provide a full aftercare plan for someone following treatment, this will include ongoing aftercare in the specific treatment centre. Living close by can make it easy to take full advantage of ongoing aftercare. There can also often be the option for ongoing care with an individual therapist, again being close by will allow that treatment to be carried out face to face.

Some individuals wish to be local but are willing to look broader, for instance the greater city of residence (London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc)

Treatment Away

Getting treatment away from home can be very appealing to some. Being out of the local area makes it a lot harder to just walk out of treatment as resources locally are unknown. Some also take comfort in knowing that they are not near home and focus more on treatment.

As the price for treatment can vary so much from one residential treatment centre to another, private paying patients often would rather travel to keep the cost down. Those using private health insurance may also have to travel to find a treatment centre covered in their policy.

When opting for treatment away from home this can be anywhere in the UK and also abroad. Aftercare can still be carried out and very successful using tools such as The Online Rehab.

There is no right or wrong when choosing where to go to residential rehab, but our expert advisors are always on hand to help provide information on all possible options.

Whilst millions of people in the UK have taken recreational drugs (amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, GHB, heron, ketamine, methadone, and prescription drugs) and drank alcohol not all become ‘addicted’. Most recent reports show that 279,793 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol misuse services in the last year with over half of that being from opiate addiction and a quarter for alcohol.

There are several risk factors invoiced in addiction and those using drugs and alcohol socially, simply take the risk. These risks are as follows;

Tolerance – basically, if a substance is used repeatedly an individual’s tolerance to it will build. This will result in more of the same substance being required to get the same effect. In the long run this can easily lead to addiction and physical dependencies.

Environmental risks – these can include influences such a peer pressure and stress as well as physical or mental abuse of an individual (particularly as a child). Overall, those who live with frequent pressures and stress are more likely to reach for a substance to cope and are therefore at higher risk of becoming addicted.

Drug type – it is very well known that certain drugs are simply more addictive than others. Using substances such as heroin increases the risk of becoming addicted for need to ‘chase’ a high as well as physical dependency.

Drug administration – how a drug is administered can affect its addictive qualities. A drug injected rather than smoked or snorted will release a quicker and more intense high thus making it psychologically (and in many cases physically) more addictive.

Biological factors – it is now widely reported that being an addict is not only psychological but also biological. This includes your genetic makeup, mental health, sex and age. It is also reported to be 8 times more likely for the child of an addict to become an addict themselves.

Its believed that addiction is approximately half genetics and therefore some are 50% more likely to become addicted than others.

How do you help a loved one trapped in addiction?

The first step is to help and encourage the individual to become willing to accept help. They do not need to be shouting this off the rooftops, but they do need to be willing to go into treatment. There are ways to help someone become willing to get treatment for alcohol or treatment for drugs.

Set boundaries – set boundaries and stick to them. Once you have laid them out follow through with whatever consequences you have set however hard it is.

Stop finances – if you are financially supporting someone stopping these finances can be the quickest way for the addict needing to ask for help. With no money to acquire a substance an addict’s options become very limited.

Intervention – getting together with other family members/friends/colleagues and staging an intervention is often very successful in the fist stage of acceptance and gaining an admission to residential rehab.

You can’t make them quit, this can lead to dangerous withdrawal. Boundaries are very important in helping someone become willing to get help. Unfortunately you cannot do someone’s recovery for them and without self-motivation it is very hard to make it work.

The next step is to call our highly trained advisers 0203 955 7700.

There is a huge range of rehab options available and where to start can be completely over whelming so let us help.