Substance Abuse and Addiction
If you are continuing to drink alcohol and/or use drugs in spite of it having a negative impact on your life, in the very least, you have a substance abuse problem. If you’re finding that you just can’t stop, you have an addiction problem. It may also be the case you’ve developed a physical dependency on alcohol or other drugs, whatever the case may be. Physical dependency will cause withdrawal symptoms when you suddenly stop using after prolonged use. Alcoholism is the term used for having developed a tolerance and physical dependency on alcohol.
The clinical diagnostic criterion for alcoholism is having experienced at least three of the following within the same 12-month period:
- Tolerance: A need for more and more amounts of alcohol to get intoxicated
- Withdrawal: Getting withdrawal symptoms when suddenly stopping drinking after prolonged and heavy alcohol use: e.g., tremors, nausea, sweating, and shakiness
- Alcohol is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period of time than was intended
- Unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control alcohol use
- A lot of time is spent in activities to obtain alcohol, use alcohol or recover from its effects
- Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of alcohol use
- Alcohol use is continued despite persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problems most likely caused or exacerbated by the alcohol
(*American Psychiatric Association. 1994. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.) (DSM-IV). Washington, D.C.: APA)
Whether the extent of your problem is drug abuse or alcohol abuse, or a drug dependence or alcohol dependence (alcoholism), rehab can help. There are two main types of rehabilitation programs you can choose from: Inpatient (residential) and Outpatient programs. Please read about Inpatient vs. Outpatient rehabilitation on our Make a Decision for Rehab page. In either case, professionals are able to provide you with knowledge, skills, and abilities for living a life clean and sober. However, of course, you’ll want to make sure the program you choose to go to is a good one, and that you choose the right setting for your situation, i.e., a residential program or an outpatient program.
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia—Residential Rehabilitation Center
While there are alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation facilities in the Philippines, none match the overall quality of Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia. Our residential treatment center facilities mirror our drug and alcohol treatment program; that is, they are simply first class. No deprivation here. We believe a recovery center should be a place where you can focus on working your recovery program, and not be hindered by any physical discomforts and concerns about daily needs. Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia provides first class amenities, in a peaceful setting, located on a lush tropical island on the East side of Thailand. Our luxury accommodations and serene setting, coupled with our exceptional therapy program, will provide you with the best possible environment and life tools for working your recovery program—so you can stop drinking, and move beyond a life shaped and tormented by alcohol addiction. Instead, you can live a clean and sober, healthier and happier life.
Your Trip to Thailand / Coming to Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia
When coming to Thailand for treatment at Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia, most of our clients fly into Bangkok’s international Suvarnabhumi (pronounced “su-wan-na-poom”) Airport (BKK). There are various airlines providing nonstop flights from Manila to Bangkok, including Philippine Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Thai Air International. Flight duration is 3 to 3 ½ hours. DARA is located on the tropical island of Koh Chang in Trat Province on the eastern part of Thailand, so you’ll need to have a connecting flight from Bangkok to Trat. The flight from Bangkok to Trat is less than an hour with two direct flights daily provided by Bangkok Airways.
Upon arrival at the Trat Airport, you will be escorted to Bangkok Hospital-Trat by an English speaking member of their staff. All clients, before entering rehab at DARA, will be admitted to Bangkok Hospital-Trat for 24 hours for a full medical assessment and observation which is included in the price of your DARA treatment package. (If you need more than a 24-hour stay at the hospital for in-patient detoxing, you will, however, be responsible for the additional fees directly to the hospital.)
Upon arrival at Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia, you will be welcomed by members of our staff, and will be oriented to some logistics regarding our program and your new surroundings. You can then spend the rest of the day and evening settling into your private villa and relaxing in our luxurious, stunning surroundings. You’ll be ready to join our other clients in the recovery program the following day: Holistic rehabilitation utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy supplemented with other activities—e.g. stress management and exercise—for a healthy mind and body.
After completing your program, a member of our staff will accompany you on your trip back to Trat airport. We will also help you make any necessary flight arrangements if needed.
Once you return home, you will start your aftercare, which will be set up before leaving Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia.
We Can Help
Please browse around our website to learn more about our program, our treatment professionals, and our facilities. We can help you or your loved one, as we have helped many others from different parts of the world.