In 2013, 12-step based Hope Rehab Center opened its doors the Si Racha District of Chon Buri, in Thailand. Ironically, the facility is based in the heart of southeast Asia near the Golden Triangle, a region historically for opium cultivation. Hope Rehab offers intensive residential substance abuse treatment, including detox. Founder Simon Mott is a recovering addict and certified addiction counselor from the UK who has been clean since 2004. As an ex-pat, Mott wanted to create a rehab that blended all of what he thought to be the most effective approaches from both eastern philosophy and western addiction medicine to treat substance abuse. All services at Hope Rehab are offered in English.
Accommodations and Food
Hope Rehab Center houses its clients in a lovely open-air facility with a view of the sea and islands. All rooms are private and each has its own en-suite bathroom, offering 20 beds, overall. Hope Rehab Center grounds also include meditation gardens, a swimming pool, an outdoor area and deck that clients use for yoga and Thai boxing (better known as Muay Thai). There is also a semi-outdoor deck which is covered enough to protect clients in case of rains.
All food is provided to clients during their stay at Hope Rehab Center. Clients get three authentic, home-cooked Thai meals a day and have access to unlimited soft drinks and smoothies. They also get to go out to eat outside of the facility at local restaurants three or four times per week.
Treatment and Staff
Upon entering Hope Rehab Center treatment, clients can begin with a supervised detox that includes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) if necessary. This phase typically lasts no more than a week. Moving into the inpatient program, clients undergo daily group therapy that mainly employs the CBT modality and also incorporates elements of the Minnesota Model. Clients also attend two to three individual sessions with their counselor per week. Residents get the benefit of psychoeducational and 12-step approaches, as well as relapse prevention classes and SMART recovery. AA/NA meetings are available both on and off-site throughout the day.
Hope Rehab Center employs four counselors, a psychologist, a senior therapist, an addiction nurse and mindfulness coach, a regular registered nurse, three administration staff members who help with visas and travel, a yoga, Pilates and mindfulness teacher, four peer counselors, two massage techs, as well as a cooking staff of three.
Hope Rehab Center runs mindfulness meetings and guided meditations in individual and group varieties. There is a focus on fitness as part of Hope Rehab Center’s program which includes cycling, swimming at the pool as well as nearby beaches, gym workouts, Pilates and jogging. Therapeutic massages and Tai Chi are included as part of the fitness regime as well. On Sundays clients get to go on island excursions.
Transfers to and from Bangkok airport are provided to clients on a complimentary basis.
In its short life, the Hope Rehab Center has put together a fabulous inpatient treatment program, which could rival any around the world. At a little under $7,000 for 30 days of treatment, including detox, as well as a monthly cost that reduces the longer a client stays on ($6,000 for month two, $5,500 for month three), Hope Rehab Center may be one of the best treatment deals among our list of rehab center reviews. The only catch is that despite solid services, beautiful exotic surroundings and relatively low cost, Hope Rehab Center does not accept insurance. Still, this is a great option for those who are seeking to truly leave behind their regular lives, while enjoying the the benefits of a 12-step approach and an English-speaking staff.
Hope Rehab Center
Moo 9 Bang Phra, Si Racha District
Chon Buri 20110, Thailand
Hope Rehab Center Cost: $5,500-$6,900 (30 days, including detox). Reach Hope Rehab Center by phone at +66 (895) 291-297, or by email at [email protected]. Find Hope Rehab Center on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest
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