Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Japan

It appears that alcohol and drug rehab options for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse in Japan are limited. This limited number of rehabilitation centers for alcohol and drug treatment may be due to the fact that substance abuse in Japanese society is seen more as a personal problem; the problem of alcohol and drug addiction isn’t given a public and national focus (accept, unfortunately, when it comes to arresting and locking up drug addicts vs. treating them). Consequently, intervention, detox and counseling resources for alcoholism and drug addiction are limited. DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Thailand is a convenient, effective and affordable option.

Understanding Addiction and the Need for Professional Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Furthermore, the Japanese society, to some degree, embraces a drinking culture more so than in many other cultures. The availability of alcohol is high (including for underage youth), and advertising abundantly promotes drinking alcohol.

The following quote, written in an article in the Japan Times, exemplifies the cultural mindset regarding drinking:

“The pressure to drink, either for business or social reasons, remains strong, especially among members of my generation. Heavy drinkers are admired for their strength and forgiven for their rude behavior, which is ignored the next day.”

While the quote above speaks to the traditional, long-established drinking norms in Japan regarding men middle-aged and older, the culture has traditionally disapproved of such behavior by women of the same age and by younger people. However, regarding these latter two groups of people, there has been a changing trend: While the overall alcohol consumption in Japan has reached a plateau over recent years, alcohol consumption for women and young people has increased rapidly. Both men and women need individualized, professional treatment like that provided at DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab in order to regain sobriety.

What DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab Can Offer You

In this environment, you may feel overwhelmed with your situation (or with the situation of a loved one who is abusing alcohol), and are not sure where to turn. However, while you may feel like you’re ‘swimming upstream’ in an environment not conducive for your recovery, you can begin to change your world. You can enter a recovery program at a top quality alcohol rehab and recovery center in Thailand: DARA is here to help you.

A flight from Tokyo to Bangkok is only about 6 ½ hours. DARA is located on the beautiful eastern part of Thailand. At DARA, one powerful treatment we use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has a strong level of empirical support (i.e., from research) for the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism. Cognitive-behavioral coping skills treatment is a short-term, focused approach to helping individuals become abstinent from alcohol (and other substances). CBT focuses on helping clients to Recognize, Avoid, and Cope:


  • RECOGNIZE the situations in which they are most likely to use alcohol
  • AVOID these situations when appropriate
  • COPE more effectively with a range of problems and problematic behaviors associated with substance abuse.

Our alcohol and drug rehab centers are the leading international destination to get treatment for alcoholism and drug and alcohol abuse. Yes, there are a few nationally recognized treatment centers in Japan, but none offering the unique program and setting DARA offers. Whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Get help. Whichever rehab you go to— one in Japan or here at DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab— stick with what you learn in the program. When you enter a rehab, and follow through with your recovery program, you’re on your way to a happier, healthful life!

While DARA is an English-speaking Western style rehab, we incorporate strategies and techniques in our therapy which complement the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy— the origins of which come from ancient Asia, including the Japanese culture. These techniques are used for balancing body, mind, spirit, and energy and include: self-regulation relaxation, body work, proper breathing, meditation, massage, and mindfulness in daily life. Please explore our site to learn more.

Change your world. If you or a loved one is in need of the very best in drug and alcohol rehab services, DARA can help. To speak directly to a counselor call +66-87-140-7788 or use the contact form.

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