Yayasan Musim Indonesia (YMI) is a treatment organization for adults based in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. It offers detox, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment and a sober living program to clients 18 years and over. YMI is part of the Seasons Bali group, which began in August 2011. Seasons is affiliated with The Hader Clinic, which is based in Melbourne, Australia. Founder Richard Smith established The Hader Clinic in 1998 and it has since expanded to offer programs throughout Australia, as well as Seasons Bali and a new facility in Portugal. All the programs employ the same 12-step based therapeutic community treatment model.
Accommodations and Food
YMI is located in a quiet residential part of Bali away from tourist congestion, but just a 15-minute drive from the city amenities and beautiful beaches. YMI takes a maximum of 12 clients at a time. Residents are housed in gender-specific dorms with twin or bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Space is limited so storage containers are provided for a small number of personal belongings, which should include comfortable, lightweight clothes and shoes.
Facilities include a TV lounge, dining room and communal outdoor space with smoking area. All meals are prepared on site and included in the price of treatment. Menu options include traditional Indonesian fare as well as other choices designed to appeal to a diverse clientele.
Treatment and Staff
The minimum length of stay at YMI is 90 days, although the program is designed to be six to 12 months in duration. Clients spend every day in CBT-based individual therapy with an assigned counselor, in addition to group therapy twice a day. Daily routines also feature yoga, guided meditation, excursions and written assignments. On-site AA/NA meetings are available on weekdays and Saturday evenings, while Sunday is reserved for off-site meetings and recreational outings, like going to the beach. Support for co-occurring disorders is available in the form of individual therapy with a psychiatrist and medication management.
YMI offers a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for clients who require a medical withdrawal process that lasts longer than the standard seven-day detox. This program offers MAT with Methadone and Buprenorphine. These clients are usually in the residential treatment program, although some are accepted into the outpatient track if they have a stable place to live. Clients are accepted into the MAT program only if they agree to a gradual medication reduction regime with the eventual goal of abstinence.
The outpatient program at YMI is open to graduates of the therapeutic community, select MAT clients and those whose substance abuse does not warrant 24-hour care. This treatment stage usually lasts from a few weeks to six months, depending on the client. Counselors use a variety of treatment techniques including CBT and relapse prevention. Outpatient also integrates the 12 steps into treatment. Clients must attend up to three outside AA/NA meeting per week.
YMI employs a number of licensed counselors, a consulting psychiatrist and medical professionals. Treatment is available in Chinese, Balinese and English.
The YMI sober living is designed to help residents maintain recovery after completing treatment. Residents share a co-ed house and are required to attend recovery education groups, individual sessions and daily 12-step meetings. Regular urine tests are also required as a measure of compliance.
The program at YMI offers a combination of traditional therapy and 12-step immersion. It’s a full-service facility that serves as a great choice for ex-pats seeking a 12-step community in a beautiful setting. YMI is also very affordable, even when you factor in the cost of a plane ticket. It is a good option for those seeking recovery a world away from their daily life.
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