Drug Detox and Rehab in Thailand

Drug addiction is both physically and psychologically detrimental, as all drugs contain chemicals that can heavily impact the functioning of your brain. Severe drug dependence ultimately leads to uncontrollable and harmful behaviours, as you become incapable of limiting your drug use. If you are starting to realise that you fall into this category, it is time for you to seek help. In many cases, the first step to recovery is to undergo detox to cleanse your body of harmful chemicals. Hesten Hill Rehab provides full-service drug detox and rehabilitation in Thailand.

With our dedicated medical staff and trained professionals, Hesten Hill Rehab can help guide you back to health and sobriety. Our comprehensive rehab programmes in Thailand are specially designed to identify the root cause of your problems, so that we can plan the best treatment for your lasting recovery. Moreover, they are priced much more affordably than similar treatments in Thailand and Western countries – even taking flight fares into account. Our drug detox clinic in Thailand has everything you need to complete the journey toward physical and spiritual wellness.

Undergoing drug detox and withdrawal symptoms

By entering into drug detox in Thailand, you are making a choice to suddenly quit using drugs after months or years of addiction. If your addiction is severe enough, your body and mind will have developed a dependence on the drug, making a period of detox necessary. In such cases, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms are likely to occur.

These withdrawal symptoms are not to be taken lightly. They typically start once the substance is removed from your body, and they can range from mild to life-threatening.

Withdrawal symptoms can include phenomena such as excessive sweating, panic attacks, hypertension, muscle aches, heart palpitations, nausea, irregular heart rate, and many other conditions. The severity of these symptoms is often determined by several factors, such as:

  • Length of time addicted to the drug
  • Type of drug used
  • Method of drug intake (for example, snorting, smoking, injecting, or patching)
  • Amount of drug taken each time
  • Family history and genetic structure
  • Medical and mental health situations

Undergoing a period of detox requires a great deal of professional care. Hesten Hill Rehab offers onsite detox clinic with expert support from our medical and psychological staff, all within a serene and luxurious setting.

Inpatient drug detox centre in Thailand

Drug detox in Thailand is far more effective in an inpatient centre, as this method can offer privacy and round-the-clock personal care in a controlled environment, as well as medical support whenever it is needed.

Our rehab facility in Chiang Mai offers inpatient care in a peaceful environment, including medical attention along with a chance to rest and recover in a luxurious environment. We provide a complete drug detox treatment service, 24-hour medical care, and regular visits from doctors to help relieve you of any withdrawal symptoms you may have.

As soon as you complete your detox process, we will place you into a comprehensive treatment programme that is specially crafted to your needs. From there, our primary and secondary treatment services will help you complete the road to sobriety.

Drug detox and rehab programme


Upon arrival, we will conduct psychological testings and assessments, to help us analyse your situation and the treatments that you might need. We will also ask about the types of drugs that you use, the length of time that you have been addicted, and the amount you consume each time. From this information, our team of doctors and psychiatrists will determine whether you need to undergo a detox before your treatment can begin.

Drug detox 

Prolonged drug abuse can put your life into a downward spiral, where you become fully dependent on the drug and risk serious withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop using it. Depending on the length and severity of your addiction, we will either place you in our own drug detox programme (for most clients), or we will arrange for special care at the Chiang Mai Ram hospital (our partner and a leading medical institution in Thailand, which handles the most severe cases). All of our clients receive excellent medical supervision during this period, along with the best medications for any withdrawal symptoms that may occur.

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Behavioural therapy

Addiction is a complex, multidimensional problem, which requires a multidimensional solution. Our drug rehab in Thailand employs a comprehensive, holistic, and evidence-based treatment approach that addresses all the physical, mental, social, and environmental aspects of addiction. Hesten Hill Rehab combines a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, 12-step treatment, trauma-informed care, mindfulness meditation, relapse prevention, and online aftercare programme.

The holistic approach

In addition to our evidence-based psychological treatments, Hesten Hill Rehab also provides holistic treatments and activities to strengthen your physical and spiritual wellbeing. Our holistic elements include:

  • Art therapy
  • Spa therapy
  • Aqua therapy
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Workouts with a personal trainer
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Muay Thai training

This holistic approach to rehab can help you find peace during your recovery, through activities that draw your attention away from the addictive substances that you are trying to leave behind.

Why choose Thailand for drug detox treatment?

Thailand’s healthcare system is ranked sixth in the world, and the country is a renowned medical tourism destination in Southeast Asia. In comparison to western countries such as the US, UK and Australia, Thailand’s medical expenses are much more affordable – and this savings applies also to drug detox and rehab treatment.

Thailand is well known around the world for its friendly people, great weather, and inexpensive living costs. For each of these qualities, there is no better place in the country than Chiang Mai.

In Chiang Mai, you can take in the lush scenery and the amazing weather all year round. As Hesten Hill Rehab is nicely located in the scenic hills of Chiang Mai, our regular offsite excursions offer you a chance to explore both this amazing city and the surrounding countryside even more fully.

Our unique services

  • As a client at Hesten Hill Rehab, you will receive a minimum of four individual therapy sessions per week – the highest number of sessions among rehabs in Thailand. A full medical team is also available if you need help, 24 hours a day.
  • Our centre has a maximum occupancy of 6 beds. This limit allows us to provide comprehensive and personalised care for every client in our facility.
  • We provide a private counsellor and a personal recovery coach for every client, and your nutritional plan will be crafted based on your blood work, to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible.

Cost of drug detox retreat

Hesten Hill Rehab offers a luxurious rehabilitation experience at an affordable price. Our fees are all-inclusive, covering your complete drug or alcohol detox, as well as medications, accommodations, meals, intensive individual therapy, group therapy, holistic therapy, offsite excursions, and aftercare.

Our team of trained staff will assist you throughout your journey to recovery. Because we are confident in our service quality, we offer a money-back guarantee to all of our inpatient clients. If you are dissatisfied with our services for any reason, and decide to leave the centre within the first seven days of your arrival, we shall provide a pro-rata refund of your programme fees – with only the 25% deposit being non-refundable. For more information about cost and payment, please get in touch with us.

Your path to wellness starts here

Overcoming drug addiction is not a simple task. Fortunately, our experienced team is here to help. Contact us today if you’d like a consultation with our addiction experts. We’ll answer all of your questions and concerns about detox, addiction treatment, and recovery.