Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs

DARA’s affordable luxury drug treatment programs provide the highest quality evidenced-based care for our clients. With two stellar locations in Thailand, our drug addiction treatment programs firmly denounce the idea that rehab means doing “hard time”. Rest, recuperation, and true recovery are possible at DARA. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation can be a positive experience, and one that doesn’t require deprivation. DARA enjoys an average completion rate of 92 percent. With the average treatment rate overall at 52%, this makes DARA one of the most effective and highest ranking drug treatment programs in the world.

DARA’s certified clinical team is highly trained and experienced in a wide variety of therapy and treatment approaches. Each client receives a customized treatment plan that includes multiple modalities of care. Our Koh Chang and Chanthaburi treatment centers each utilize our Integrative Behavioral Therapy model. In addition, clients at our Chanthaburi location receive 12-step therapy as a part of their comprehensive treatment plan.

Following residential treatment, clients can continue therapy with DARA clinicians via our exclusive online intensive outpatient program for substance abuse. These affordable services are provided directly by DARA staff, or through our partner company, Lion Rock Recovery. For clients requiring alternative post-discharge care, DARA has worldwide resources and professional relationships. We are happy to work with each client to find the best alternative for post-discharge follow-up care.

Integrated Core Components of DARA’s Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

While 12-Step education and work is part of DARA’s treatment approach at our Chanthaburi location, both are governed by IBT (Integrated Behavioral Treatment), a modality that combines physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects through a variety of individual and group orientated activities.

DARA’s Integrated Behavioral Treatment Model components provided at our drug treatment programs include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy (including a Relapse Prevention Track for certain clients)
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

Co-occurring issues, such as anxiety or depression, are evaluated and treated as part of the individualized care plan for each client. Simultaneous treatment for co-occurring issues and addictions is essential for recovery. While our dual diagnosis specialists are certified and working with many types of mental health issues, disorders such as paranoia, active suicidality, or delusional behavior are appropriate for care at DARA.

In addition to IBT, each of our drug addiction treatment programs include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Dietary evaluations
  • Fitness evaluation
  • Fitness program customized to each client
  • Highly customized relapse prevention planning (including mindfulness based relapse planning)
  • Free addiction aftercare for life
  • Integrated family treatment
  • Post-discharge Sober Coach and Sober Recovery Programs

Two Drug Treatment Program Locations

Both DARA’s Steps to Recovery Program™ (in Chanthaburi) and Integrated Behavioral Therapy™ (IBT) (in Koh Chang) provide all of the features mentioned above, but each helps clients approach recovery in a slightly different way. Each of these drug treatment programs are effective.  Some clients prefer a 12-step approach, while others want an alternate way to achieve recovery from an addiction.

Choosing between ReVision™ and and Steps to Recovery drug addiction treatment programs need not be difficult. Simply put, ReVision Balanced Living Program™ and Steps to Recoveryare both holistic programs with a spiritual element, but selecting between the two needn’t be restricted by your personal beliefs or past experiences. For example, Steps to Recovery™ is secular and non-denominational. The good news is that we are here to help you choose the right treatment program. Contact one of our therapists today for a free confidential assessment.

DARA Chanthaburi Steps to Recovery™

DARA Chanthaburi uses Steps to Recovery™, a 12-step treatment program. Treatment at our Chanthaburi location introduces and implements each of the 12-steps. 12-step work begins during treatment, and supports the relapse prevention plan after discharge. DARA’s Steps to Recovery™ provides a structure for recovery that is used daily, and important for a lifetime. Located in the sleepy rural town of Chanthaburi, this lovely setting promotes rest and health.

Clients attend community 12-step meetings in addition to 12-step treatment at DARA Chanthaburi. Special guest speakers with personal 12-step experience provide experiential interactions with clients, and clients are able to take part in 12-step conferences that are held periodically in Thailand.

DARA Koh Chang Integrated Behavioral Therapy™ (IBT)

DARA Koh Chang is situated on the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Chang, a truly beautiful and secluded island, just a ferry ride from mainland Thailand.  DARA’s ReVision Balanced Living Program™ is based at this location.

Clients in DARA’s Integrated Behavioral Therapy™ (IBT) program work closely with primary counselors and adjuvant therapists in intensive individual and group sessions. Clients progress through five specific phases of treatment, each with personal tasks and goals. Each phase is designed to address personal addictions, and build a strong lifetime recovery plan.

Learn more about DARA’s world-class drug and alcohol treatment. Contact one of our therapists today.
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