Interest Grows for Low Cost Rehab Centres in Thailand
By Addiction Friend
Thailand welcomes another international addiction treatment centre in Chiang Mai. One Step Rehab Thailand has opened it doors to addicts globally with a focus on Australia, Europe and expats living in Asia. As a low cost treatment provider with the 28 day ‘One Step to Recovery’ programme costing a mere $7,950, it comes at a time when affordability is more important than ever.
“The $15,000 charged by luxury rehabs is a hard pill to swallow. While it still equates to good value treatment compared to western countries, it is still unattainable for many” – Curtis Stone
Why the Change in Sentiment
While luxury rehabs have existed in Thailand for at least a decade, there has been growing interest (including at Addiction Friend) in more affordable treatment programmes for drug, alcohol and behavioural addictions.
The primary driver seems to be global financial uncertainty and the ongoing effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. Increases in the cost of living has seen a reduction in disposable income and increased travel costs also hurt the pocket.
There is a general realisation that ‘luxury’ isn’t a necessary component for successful long-term recovery. You are essentially paying more for a 28 day treatment episode because of the facilities, accommodation and food etc.
It is worth noting that you can typically expect the clinical and support team at a luxury treatment centre to be better qualified and have more experience. One Step Rehab bucks the trend here with a clinical team who have been at the helm of some of South East Asia’s most successful addiction treatment programmes, including The Cabin Chiang Mai.
The Importance of a Medically Supervised Detox
A detox from addiction should not be attempted unless professional medical care is on hand to oversee potential side effects of withdrawal. There are only a few rehabs in Thailand that can provide quality clinical care for detoxification. At One Step Rehab in Chiang Mai, detox is overseen by Dr. Kanock, a Thai board certified addiction physician with more than 15 years of experience in medically assisted detoxification procedures.
Interested in Thai rehabs? One Step Rehab provides treatment for alcohol and drug addictions in Chiang Mai with the One Step to Recovery programme. Learn more: contact One Step Rehab Thailand.