Rehab Thailand

Many people in Australia drink too much, they misuse prescription drugs, or they take illicit drugs. Many of these people can overcome their issues with addiction by going to a rehab centre. 

Many Australians find treatment for their alcohol and drug addictions in local rehabs. Some may travel to other countries, such as Thailand, to get the help they need with treating addiction.

Another option for Australians to get the help they need to achieve sobriety is by coming to Bali for rehabilitation instead of getting addiction treatment in Thailand.

At Sivana Bali, we want to help people address their concerns with substance use, mental health, and process addiction. We take a holistic approach to recovery and combine alternative and evidence-based interventions in our residential treatment facility to foster recovery in our patients.

Mental Illness and Substance Use

An important thing to note is that mental health issues are often linked to drug and alcohol addiction. It’s often the case that a person becomes an addict because they have a mental health disorder that has gone untreated, and so they turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication.

Many mental illnesses can often become worse as a result of both addiction and withdrawal. Because of this, it is important for a treatment approach to address co-occurring mental health concerns. Leaving these underlying issues unaddressed can leave a patient vulnerable to relapsing.

Why Australians Need Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Around 1 in 20 people in Australia struggle with addiction. This abuse of a myriad of substances can cause preventable diseases like cirrhosis of the liver and some cardiovascular conditions, and they can exacerbate the symptoms of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

The impact of addiction does not end with the addict. Addiction can strain interpersonal relationships and be the cause of friends and family falling out with one another.

Relationships can be restored, and complications with mental and physical health can be addressed and even reversed in some cases. However, being able to overcome the dependency on substances like drugs and alcohol. will require time and commitment to receive treatment in addiction rehab. 

Addiction Treatment Centres in Thailand

Many Australians go to alcohol and drug rehab abroad because going abroad allows them to receive a high level of care at cost-effective rates because Asia’s prices are generally lower than Australia’s. One of the destinations that Australians travel to is Thailand. Some of the accredited Thai rehabs that Australians come to include:

The Dawn

This rehab in Chiang Mai has 30 rooms and opened in 2017. They mainly serve Westerners, particularly Australians, with high-quality treatment.

5, Nong Tong, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai 50340, Thailand

The Hills Rehab

Located in the mountainside of Northern Thailand, this luxury rehab facility has 20 beds and treats not just addiction but co-occurring disorders as well.

296 1, Huai Sai, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

Miracles Asia

Located in Phuket, this rehab is a residential facility that strives to make sure that its guests have the tools, knowledge, and support that they need in order to navigate their challenges.

99/15-18, Pa Klok, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

One Step

Located in Chiang Mai, this rehab hopes to help clients develop their ‘mental toolkit’ to live their lives without turning to addiction. They believe in the therapeutic value of exercises and integrate activities such as Muay Thai into treatment.

259/13 San Pong, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

Why Come to Bali Over A Rehab in Thailand or Australia for Addiction Treatment

While Thailand has become a popular destination for medical tourism, there are still several reasons to choose Bali over seeking treatment for addiction in Thailand. These reasons include:

Thailand’s Own Substance Abuse Problems

One reason to come to Bali over Thailand is that, while the situation is improving, Thailand has its own problems with drug use. Being in close proximity to these drug addicts and their problems may hinder someone’s drug addiction treatment and potentially foster a relapse.

Bali Is Closer to Australia

The distance between Indonesia and Australia is under 3000 kilometres, whereas the distance between Thailand and Australia is over 5400 kilometres. Choosing Bali reduces travel time by as much as five hours.


While the cost of living and rehab in both Thailand and Bali are much less exorbitant than seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Australia, that said, with our world-class facilities and high level of care, Bali can still present a compelling value proposition.

Holistic Treatment

At Sivana Bali, it’s our goal not just to address a person’s addiction and heal their physical and mental symptoms, we also make it a goal to heal a person’s spirit as well. To that end, we use holistic treatment methods to foster complete wellness.

Personalised Support

We understand that everyone’s struggle is unique to themselves. That’s why we do not standardise our approach to treatment. Part of our treatment is a comprehensive assessment so our care team can devise an individualised treatment plan for every patient. From detox to aftercare, every step of your addiction treatment programme will be personalised.


In Bali, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of confidentiality. We understand that many people would rather not let it be known that they are seeking treatment, so we’ll safeguard your privacy.

Explore What Happens After Time in A Treatment Centre

After you finish your personalised treatment programme and go home, you may wonder what else you need to do. You’re undoubtedly aware that many people who struggle with addiction relapse, and you want to know what you need to do to maintain your sobriety.

First, you have to understand that relapsing does not mean that you or the treatment have failed. The road to recovery is not a straight line and there are many twists and turns along the way. 

Second, our aftercare programme encompasses a Monitored Relapse Prevention schedule to help you maintain your recovery. We also have an Organisational Psychologist at our centre to help you with career guidance so you can rebuild your life when you get back home. 

How To Get to Us in Bali

Getting to Bali from Australia is a relatively easy process. Your destination should be Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar Airport). Here are some things that can help you to get to Bali from Australia:

  • Departure City: Major cities such Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth have direct flights to Bali from the international airports that service them.
  • Book a Flight: Airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Garuda Indonesia regularly operate flights to Bali.
  • Flight Duration: The flight duration will vary depending on where you depart. Generally, direct flights from the Australian east coast (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) take around 5-6 hours, while flights from Perth on the west coast take only around 3-4 hours

Is Addiction Recovery Possible? 

Many people who are in the throes of addiction can feel hopeless. However, it is possible to recover from addiction. Many people were able to overcome their dependency on drugs and alcohol not because there was something about them that was inherently special but because there were other people who were able to give them the help that they needed when they were at their lowest points.

This help could have come in the form of a support group, a therapist, a counsellor, or even just someone reaching out to make sure the person struggling with addiction was still okay. The help came, and it became the catalyst for lasting change.

Bali Is Here For You

At Sivana Bali, we want to offer you the help outlined above. We want to foster lasting change in everyone who comes to us. We want to give you the power to take control of your addiction. Contact us now and we’ll help you turn your life in a more positive direction.

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