DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab is an excellent, affordable option within a few hours flight from Malaysia. Alcohol and drug rehab treatment options in Malaysia are extremely limited. Most appear to be government-run agencies that serve a lower economic class. As one article states, “The CCSC [Cure and Care Service Centres], which is jointly-run by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) and Yayasan Salam, offers help to people such as drug addicts, sex workers and the homeless through 27 centres nationwide.”
Hopefully, the CCSC has a better treatment paradigm and system as described in a 2009 article in the International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Additionally, also described in the journal article, the detox philosophy (at least regarding opiates) is very disconcerting:
“Malaysia has a policy of ‘cold turkey’ detoxification for a person addicted to an opiate. Specifically, a person is placed in small cell for a week where he or she goes through withdrawal. Once the withdrawal ends, the person is medically examined and sent to a rehabilitation center. The only exception to the ‘cold turkey’ detoxification is if the individual is 55 years of age or older or has medical complications. If this is the case, he or she is admitted to a hospital, and goes through withdrawal with medication.”
Declan O’Riordan BA (Hons) Dip HE MH, says that detox is an important first step but it’s important to offer therapy to treat the underlying reasons people use drugs. He explains “addiction is the most visible part of a mostly hidden problem. Drug or alcohol misuse, is at its heart, an attempt to ease pain.”
At DARA Rehab, clients attend regular therapy sessions. In addition to nutritious food and exercise, this makes them healthier mentally and physically.
Drugs and the Law: Another Reason to Get Professional Drug Rehab Immediately
Drug laws in Malaysia are strict and severe:
“If you possess, use or traffic in illegal drugs in Malaysia, you will be sentenced to significantly longer prison sentences and much heavier fines than [e.g.,] in the United States. Malaysian legislation provides for a mandatory death penalty for convicted drug traffickers. If you are arrested in possession of 15 grams (1/2 ounce) of heroin or 200 grams (seven ounces) of marijuana, you will be presumed by law to be trafficking in drugs.” – U.S. Department of State
Fortunately, at least for English speaking persons, help is available a short distance away with us—DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab. We have helped people from all over the world overcome abuse of, and/or addiction to, alcohol and or drugs.
DARA offers effective, innovative drug and alcohol rehab programs in two resort-like settings in the beautiful country of Thailand. DARA is proud to be internationally recognized a premier treatment for addictions of all kinds, and the leading international destination for alcohol and drug rehab in Asia. DARA’s treatment completion rate is 92%, whereas the average completion rate for other facilities is under 50%. Contact DARA, and we’re happy to explain how we consistently achieve this, and how we can make a difference to you or your loved one.
DARA uses a comprehensive and personalized approach to recovery. To best meet the needs of our clients, each of our luxurious, upscale facilities are governed by DARA’s Integrated Treatment Model (ITM) approach that combines physical, psychological, social and spiritual foci using a variety of individual and group activities. In addition to ITM, DARA Koh Chang uses our specialized Integrated Behavioral Therapy™ (IBT) as a core philosophy.
Choosing a rehab: from Malaysia to Thailand
When choosing a rehab, it’s important to pick one that reflects your needs. Malaysia is a multicultural and diverse country. Clinical lead Declan says that diversity is reflected at DARA Rehab, explaining:
“The diverse clientele of people at DARA is reflective of any diverse modern country. What our clients learn is that the issues they deal with here are universal. Addiction, mental illness and trauma know no geographical borders.”
The sense of community created in rehab does enable people to open up and share their experiences.
“Clients at DARA build a community of respect, tolerance, and healing that can welcome anyone, regardless of where they are from.”
Getting From Malaysia to Thailand for Alcohol and Drug Rehab at DARA
When coming to Thailand for treatment at DARA Drug and Alcohol Rehab, most of our clients fly into Bangkok’s international Suvarnabhumi (pronounced “su-wan-na-poom”) Airport (BKK). Flight time of non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is just over 2 hours.
“Ultimately,” Declan says “I see our clients from Malaysia really improve because we offer unconditional support, without judgment. We are here to help.”
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