Recovery in Thailand: Spotlight on DARA Thailand

When you first land on DARA Thailand’s website or Rehabs Finder listing, you may find it hard to believe you’re looking at photos of a center for alcohol and drug rehab. The white sand beaches, pristine pools, and exquisite food look like they belong in a luxury resort. However, this little slice of paradise offers far more than a vacation—it offers hope and healing to those trapped in drug and alcohol addiction.

Read on to learn more about DARA Thailand and discover all it has to offer.


Rehab in the Tropics

If you were flying overhead, you just might miss it altogether. DARA Thailand is tucked away in the lush forests of Koh Chang (Elephant Island) just steps away from a beach that belongs on the cover of a travel magazine. This is no ordinary rehab center—this is rehab in the tropics.

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is never easy, but this is a one-of-a-kind place to start your journey towards a life of sobriety and freedom. Residents at DARA Thailand enjoy access to a wide range of amenities, including a 25 meter pool, fully equipped gym (and personal trainer), spa, lounge, and free Wi-Fi throughout the center.

On weekends, residents can explore Thailand by embarking on a variety of excursions, including beach visits, jungle trekking, waterfall walks, temple tours, tree top adventures, and much more.


Proven Therapies

Although the tropical setting and luxurious resort facilities will take your breath away, there’s more to DARA Thailand than beautiful beaches and delicious food. This center offers proven addiction rehab centered around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

CBT has been recognized around the world for its power to help those struggling with not only substance abuse, but also anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and much more. This well-established treatment program helps recovering addicts change their behaviors by addressing underlying belief systems. Participants learn to recognize harmful thinking and behavioral patterns and use healthy coping methods for a successful recovery.

At DARA Thailand, residents meet with a licensed therapist and other participants for 5 sessions of group therapy each week. This allows for much-needed social support for each individual as he or she learns to recognize and replace negative thoughts and behaviors with positive ones.


Luxury Rehab at Affordable Prices

Many people looking for a rehab option for themselves or a loved one may fear that this luxury rehab center is unattainable and unaffordable, but DARA Thailand works hard to make their treatment program accessible to everyone.  

In fact, the founders of this center subsidize the all-inclusive 4-week program to make it just US$6,995—a fraction of the price of comparable centers in Thailand and around the world. There are also 8- and 12-week programs available, and residents can choose between a Villa/Deluxe Room and Pool Villa/Suite, though both provide private accommodations.

DARA Thailand is also an in-network provider for a number of leading insurance companies, including AXA, Cigna, International SOS, GeoBlue, and HTH Worldwide. The center has served residents from more than 50 countries, and admissions counselors are always available to assist potential residents who have questions about the programs, amenities, or fees.


Find DARA Thailand on Rehabs Finder

To learn more about DARA Thailand, simply visit their listing on Rehabs Finder (online or in your app). Rehabs Finder makes it easy to compare rehabs, save your favorites, and even contact the center from within the app. 


Download the Rehabs Finder app today to find out if DARA Thailand is right for you.