Rehab Amsterdam

All across the world, people find themselves struggling with addiction. A city such as Amsterdam is no different. As the country’s capital and most populated city, there are invariably thousands of people who struggle with substance use and need professional help in order to recover.

That intensive support can be found at home. But it can also be found in Bali, and for many people, going to a different country may be of more help to them than staying at home would be.

Sivana Bali is located in Canggu, Bali. We offer world-class care for drug and alcohol rehab, treatment for mental disorders, and process addiction intervention to people from all over the world.

The Lax Attitude Towards Cannabis Use

Technically speaking, drugs are illegal in the Netherlands, and laws against hard drugs like cocaine are enforced. However, some ‘soft’ drugs are legal for personal use. 

In fact, Amsterdam’s De Wallen neighbourhood is a notorious red light district that is famous in part for ‘coffeeshops’ that sell goods laced with cannabis. These ‘coffeeshops’ are distinct from cafes as they are more akin to marijuana dispensaries.

Now, for the most part, there is nothing wrong with this Dutch attitude towards drug use. However, for someone who is attempting to get on the path to recovery, the availability and normality of drug consumption may hinder their progress.

By coming to get professional treatment in Bali instead of Amsterdam, a person can avoid the temptations that can be ubiquitous and easily accessed. Even if someone wasn’t initially addicted to cannabis, it’s possible for a person to replace one addiction with another.

The Drug Problem in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a country in which drug consumption is tolerated to a degree. Drug tourism is a significant industry, especially in Amsterdam. While there are many in the city, both local and foreign, who partake in drugs with no major issues, there are still many who find themselves needing some level of addiction treatment because their drug use has caused them to become dependent on illicit substances. 

Another potentially more concerning issue that the country must grapple with is alcohol addiction. The average Dutch person only drinks about 10 litres of alcohol per year, which is below the average observed across the rest of Europe. Despite this, episodes of heavy drinking are more frequent among the Dutch than they are in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other European countries.

A significant portion of the disease burden in the country is due to alcohol consumption, and many of the Dutch will have initiated alcohol consumption before the age of 16.

Rehabilitation Centres in the Netherlands

Given the need for facilities to intervene in regards to addiction, there are a number of addiction care facilities in and around Amsterdam where people can go to begin the journey for lasting recovery. 

Some of the treatment options to go through the rehabilitation process in and around Amsterdam include:

GGZ Interventie

This clinic has treatment centres throughout Amsterdam and Portugal. They provide addiction treatment services using the 12-Step philosophy. Patients can receive either outpatient or inpatient care depending on their needs.

 Johannes Vermeerstraat 24, 1071 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands

The YouTurn

This is an outpatient centre that specialises in helping executives and other high-performing individuals work toward recovery from substance use. They offer private, personalised care designed to meet the needs of this demographic.

Soestdijkerweg 17, 3734 MG Den Dolder, Netherlands

Recovery House

Nestled in a rural area in the southern part of Veluwe, this centre offers outpatient treatment and sober living facilities. Their care includes a variety of evidence-based and alternative interventions.

Lijsterlaan 5, 7331 TT Apeldoorn, Netherlands

CACN Addiction Care

This outpatient treatment centre offers individual therapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma. Their addiction care consists of therapy, detox, and medication-assisted treatment.

Achter Sint Pieter 160, 3512 HT Utrecht, Netherlands

Why Opt for Our Programme Instead of Rehab in The Netherlands?

While the care centres in the country can be incredibly effective at treating drug and alcohol addiction, coming to Bali can still be the better choice for therapeutic intervention for a number of reasons. Some of these reasons include:

Immediate Admissions

Choosing Bali for treatment could mean access to immediate treatment. The Netherlands, especially Amsterdam, has huge waiting times of 6 months plus to receive admission for treatment. These long waiting times have caused concern within the country, which is why those suffering from drug and alcohol-related issues are looking outside of Europe for effective and quality treatment.

Holistic Healing

Another reason to come to Bali is that we take a holistic view of treatment. We do not just want to treat the mental and physical effects of substance use; we want to help people heal their spirits as well. We combine evidence-based care with holistic therapies to foster complete wellness.

Cost Efficiency

Another major reason to come to Bali is that it can be the more cost-efficient way to receive support. Between our reasonable rates, high standard of care, and luxurious facilities, we can present a more compelling value proposition.

Cultural Immersion

Coming to Bali means being immersed in a different culture and its different perspectives on wellness, recovery, and life in general. By coming to Bali, a person can get a different perspective on healing.

International Perspectives

Related to the above, many people from countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia come to Bali to get treatment for addiction. So coming to Bali doesn’t just mean getting a Balinese perspective, it also offers the opportunity to get insights from people from all over the world.

Natural Environment

One of the many reasons that tourism became Bali’s most significant economic driver is its natural beauty. By coming to our centre in Canggu, admission to our residential rehab can feel more like a holiday than a hospitalisation.

Mental Health and Drug Addiction

Mental health is often a major factor in drug addiction. It’s often the case that an untreated mental disorder can cause people to turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of coping with their symptoms. 

As such, it’s important that any addiction treatment programme also integrate mental health treatment in order to address the underlying mental disorder. If left untreated, a patient is vulnerable to falling back into their old habit of drug or alcohol use. 

While relapsing is common with addiction recovery and is not a sign of the treatment’s failure or personal weakness, its chances of happening can be minimised if the underlying condition that led to addiction in the first place is addressed.

How to Get To Us in Bali

Getting to Bali from Amsterdam will require taking an international flight. Given that Amsterdam and Bali are in different hemispheres on either side of the equator, this journey may include several layovers in places like Doha, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.

The first stop of your journey will begin at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). From there, you can take a flight to  Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Getting to AMS will be easy enough.

  • By Train: The most efficient way to reach the airport is by train. Amsterdam Central Station has direct trains to Schiphol, and the journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Private Transportation: You can also arrange for a private airport shuttle, taxi, or ride share to pick you up from your home and take you directly to the airport.

The Importance of Personalised Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Personalisation is an important part of treating addiction. Each and every patient is going to be different. As such, meeting their recovery needs will be different.

Not everyone will respond to the same modes of treatment, and everyone’s journey to recovery will be different. Tailoring treatments to the person’s specific needs, preferences, and circumstances increases the likelihood of successful outcomes.

Personalisation allows for targeted interventions that address underlying issues that contribute to addiction. These issues can include mental health disorders or trauma. It also enables healthcare professionals to adjust treatment plans as progress is made or challenges arise, ensuring continuous support and motivation. 

Foster Recovery In a Tropical Paradise

While there are many places in the Netherlands to find support for addiction, coming to Bali can be a spiritual, transformative experience. In Bali, it’s not just about treating the disease; it’s about taking a journey to becoming a different person.

If you’re ready to take your step towards getting better, then contact us today. We’ll help you kick your dependence on drugs and alcohol to the curb and take control of your life.

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