Drug Rehab in Thailand

Undergoing a treatment programme at a drug rehab in Thailand is both affordable and effective. Attending treatment away from home allows you to leave the triggers of your day-to-day life behind, and focus on getting well. At the same time, you can regain a sense of healthy curiosity about the world, by experiencing the wonders of this beautiful tropical country.

Hesten Hill Rehab offers a comprehensive and holistic treatment programme for drug rehabilitation, from our exclusive luxury facilities on the outskirts of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. After undergoing treatment with us, you will be revitalised and fully prepared to embrace a fulfilling, drug-free life.


World drug report

According the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 35 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders. In the United States alone, illicit drug abuse exacts an estimated $193 billion in annual costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and health care. Aside from the tremendous social and economic cost, drug addiction can have disastrous consequences for the users themselves, including myriad health problems and strains on their interpersonal relationships.

Fortunately, many programmes are available to help drug addicts, including 12-step meetings, individual and group therapy sessions, and inpatient treatment programmes.

Why inpatient drug treatment is recommended

Inpatient programmes at Hesten Hill Rehab combine many different elements of treatment to give our clients the highest likelihood of recovery. Depending on the severity of your addiction, treatment can include detox, medications, individual and group therapy sessions, counselling, and nutritional support – along with a wide range of supplemental activities and therapies that are used to bolster the psychological  treatments. Inpatient programmes can be tailored to your specific needs, making them highly effective.

Our drug treatment in Thailand generally lasts for a minimum of 28 days, during which time you receive constant support and care. Our addiction specialists will design your treatment programme, and carefully monitor your progress throughout your stay. After you complete the programme, you will have all the tools you need to continue on the path towards lasting recovery.

Hesten Hill Rehab’s drug treatment programme

Drug addiction is a common problem faced by millions of people worldwide, and can be extremely challenging to overcome. The good news is that quality help is available. If you’re looking to overcome your addiction and regain control of your life, drug rehab in Thailand is an excellent place to start.

Assessment and drug detox

During a phone consultation before your arrival, one of our addiction experts will talk with you to assess your condition and determine whether or not you require assistance from our drug detox clinic in Thailand. When you arrive, our onsite doctor will perform a full mental and physical evaluation, which will be followed by an additional mental health assessment from our psychiatrist. If our team determines that you need to undergo detox, we will work with you to design a suitable detox plan. Throughout the detox period, you will receive regular doctor visits, 24-hour nursing, and, if needed, appropriate medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.   

Detox is generally carried out onsite, but in the most severe cases, clients will undergo detox at the Chiang Mai Ram hospital – our partner and one of the leading medical institutions in Thailand.

Behavioural therapy and trauma treatment

Drug addiction is a complex problem that typically stems from many factors. Oftentimes, untreated trauma or underlying psychological issues can lead people to self-medicate with drugs. To treat both the addiction and its causes, Hesten Hill Rehab approaches these co-occurring disorders with a programme of care that involves both psychological therapy and mental health treatment.

Through cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, you will learn effective coping strategies that allow you to identify and reroute negative thinking patterns. Cultivating a positive mindset is crucial to your long-term health, and our rehabilitation programme will teach you how to build and maintain a healthy worldview.

If applicable, our expert therapists will also guide you through eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, as well as trauma release exercises. These procedures will help you deal with traumatic events in your past, and alleviate the stress associated with those memories.

The 12-step Minnesota Model

First developed in America and popularised by Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step Minnesota Model has become a major part of drug treatment programmes worldwide. Hesten Hill Rehab takes a secular approach to the model, which involves a process of admitting your addiction, abstaining from drug use, atoning for the harms you may have caused, and building yourself a positive future free from the trappings of drug use.

Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation provides an excellent complement to behavioural therapy, as it teaches you to be aware of your own thought processes. Through the simple act of paying attention, you learn to experience thoughts and sensations as they arise, without passing judgment on them. Practicing mindfulness teaches you to nurture positive thinking patterns that will serve you well in your recovery, as well as your future challenges.

Cozy drug workshop sofa and table

Relapse prevention and aftercare

The true foundations for your lasting recovery will be laid within the first weeks and months after you return home. To ensure your healthy progress, we provide you with a full relapse prevention plan to help you effectively cope with your cravings. In addition, you will have access to frequent online individual and group counselling. Your recovery is of paramount importance, and we will continue to support you long after your stay with us comes to an end.

Holistic elements

Aside from our core psychological treatments, Hesten Hill Rehab offers a range of activities and therapies, including spa therapy, yoga, Pilates classes, Muay Thai training, workouts with a personal trainer, nutrition plans, art therapy, aqua therapy, and off-site excursions. All of these additional elements are part of our holistic approach to rehabilitation, which aims to heal and strengthen your body, mind, and spirit.

Why choose Thailand for drug rehab

Hesten Hill Rehab offers cutting edge medical treatment, five-star-resort style accommodation, and bespoke service, all at an affordable price. Coming to Thailand allows you to discreetly attend drug addiction treatment, while also experiencing the wonder of this beautiful tropical country.

Our Thailand drug rehab centre is nestled amongst rolling forested hills, just outside of Chiang Mai. The lush gardens on our grounds, and the surrounding verdant natural scenery, provide an idyllic backdrop for your recovery. During our weekly offsite excursions, you will also get to experience the best activities and attractions that the Chiang Mai region has to offer.

What makes our Thailand drug rehab unique?

  • Hesten Hill Rehab’s maximum occupancy is 6 people. This limit allows us to give you all the attention and care you need, including access to our onsite medical professionals, 24/7 nursing, and a private counsellor as well as a recovery coach. 
  • Our premium facilities, and tropical surroundings will make you feel as though you are staying at an exclusive resort.
  • We will provide you with a tailored nutrition plan based upon your bloodwork, and prepare delicious and wholesome meals made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
  • Our location in Thailand allows us to provide some unique cultural experiences, including Muay Thai training sessions and monk-led meditation. We also do our part to preserve the natural environment, by maintaining an eco-conscious, plastic free facility.

Cost of drug treatment in Thailand

Hesten Hill Rehab offers highly competitive prices, which cover every element of your stay – including medical detox, behavioural therapy, luxury accommodation, medication, meals, holistic activities, and offsite excursions. For more information about prices and payment plans, please contact us directly.

Are you ready to begin your journey to recovery?

It takes a lot of courage to admit that you are struggling with drug addiction, yet this is a crucial first step. The next step is entering a treatment programme. If you’d like to find out more about how Hesten Hill Rehab can help you, contact us below. You’ll be able to talk directly to one of our addiction experts, and we’ll help you decide if drug rehab in Thailand is right for you.