Why Thailand Rehabs

Why Thailand Rehabs, as a title, really has nothing to do with Thailand as such! This advisory should be entitled Why not a rehab in my home town? That is the real question. The old adage ‘A change is as good as a rest’ applies in this case.

All addicts and alcoholics have tried to stop in their home town or City environment. Some will have succeeded temporarily, but without a true program for a new way of life, these attempts are almost certainly doomed to failure sooner or later. The triggers are simply too numerous.

Why Thailand, and not in your home town?


Endless Triggers

Family, Friends, Work Pressures

Suppliers Nearby

Easy to Contact Other Users

No Change of Environment

Bleak Negative Mind-set

Legally Tolerated

Expensive Private Treatment


No Triggers

No Family, Friends, Work Pressures

No Suppliers

No Contact With Other Users

Change of Environment

Hopeful Positive Mind-set

Legally Dangerous

Affordable Private Treatment

The following photos
show some drawbacks
of attending rehab
in your home town.

SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand Family Pressures Your Home Town

Family pressures in your home town

SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand Work Pressures Your Home Town

Work pressures increased by alcoholism and drug addiction

SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand Desolate Your Home Town

The misery and isolation of addiction

SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand Bleak Street Scene Your Home Town

Typical bleak home town street festival

SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand Limited Food Options Your Home Town

Hurried unhealthy stop on the way to the connection

Why Thailand SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand is Away From The Dangers of Drugs

A familiar scene to many addicts and alcoholics

SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand Drunk Youths Fighting Your Home Town

Alcohol fuelled conflict is never far away

The following photos
show some benefits
of attending
SafeHouse Rehab
Center Thailand.

Why Thailand Family Reconciliation SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Relationships rebuilt during and after treatment

Why Thailand Relaxed Working Environment SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Work pressures reduced in rehab - a sign of things to come

Why Thailand Peaceful Serenity Park Scene SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Easy therapeutic park time at SafeHouse Rehab

Why Thailand Festival Street Scene SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Typical sunny Thai street festival

Why Thailand Youths Enjoying Night Out SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Leisurely healthy snacks at SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Why Thailand Floating Markets Canel SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

An altogether more beautiful canal scene in Thailand

Why Thailand Elephant Park SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

Water fuelled fun and friendship on SafeHouse excursions

Chonburi City Coastal View SafeHouse Rehab Center Thailand

From your home town to our nearest city, Chonburi

People, places, things and familiarities. ‘Take the next right turn and in 3 minutes I’ll be at the dealer’. ‘There’s that pub I had a great night in last month’. ‘Wow, there’s Dave on his lunch break, I bet his connection isn’t far away’. Such thoughts and a thousand others will plague the addict or alcoholic trying to maintain some length of recovery. And that’s not even mentioning the latest broken relationship, and all the less than wholesome phone numbers that keep popping into vision on the mobile.

Even with a great deal of help and support i.e counsellors, self-help groups, sympathetic social workers and probation officers, it’s a very difficult ask to get and stay clean and sober in one’s home environment. Even the next Town City or County, where there’s a treatment centre bed available is risky. Worth a try no doubt, but expensive, and just a bus or train ride from home. Easy to leave and drink or score nearby, or head on home to total familiarity. It only takes to act on a moment’s weakness to mess up in a disastrous manner. Everyone has moments of weakness, and without the right tools to resist, all can be lost.

So the best option has to be a long, long way away. There are rehabs in South Africa, Europe and all over North America, of course. There are literally hundreds if not thousands. (Sadly, it’s a growth industry).

But Thailand has some very good things going for it. No common language to encourage an easy relapse. An alien Thai culture and environment that would make it a very uncomfortable place to relapse. A low legal tolerance to drunkenness and drug offences and certainly no ‘connections’ anywhere near SafeHouse. It would be a very hard task to successfully and safely use or drink in Thailand. Just hopping on a bus or train, if you could find one and read where it’s heading using the Thai alphabet, would not change that. This may all sound very negative, but in reality these are hugely positive factors for any addict or alcoholic seeking recovery.

And then there is the cost of the treatment program itself. Due to relatively low staff, property, utility, accommodation, transport and Thai food costs. The country offers great rehab prospects for low fees that compare extremely favourably with rehab centers in most other countries.

Continuing in a positive vein, the weather in Thailand and the lovely and welcoming nature of Thai people, predominantly practicing Buddhism, makes Thailand a very special and spiritual place to find, and learn how to maintain, a positive and rewarding new lifestyle. Thailand certainly is conducive to the SafeHouse Primary Purpose.