Alcohol Awareness Classes Coming to Thailand

by: Mike Miller

If you have ever been to Thailand, you know what addiction means. While the entire country is not addicted to something there are more than enough vices present to cause dangerous addiction.

Believe it or not, Thailand will soon be getting its first clinic to treat addiction. Yep, you read that right – its first! The location is lovely Phuket.

For the first time in Southeast Asia, a residential treatment clinic will be able to provide evidence-based, clinically comprehensive treatment for gambling, sex addiction and other compulsive behaviors along with alcohol addiction and addiction to heroin, prescription drugs, club drugs and narcotics.

“Addiction is a fast-growing problem in Asia and Australia, and there’s a need for a residential drug and alcohol rehab centre that can also treat compulsive behaviors like gambling and sex addiction, and mental health disorders like depression that often accompany addiction,” says Dr. Kai Goh, Bhavana’s founder.

The new facility offers addiction treatment and rehabilitation at a standard that compares to that of the Priory Clinic in the U.K., Cottonwood in the U.S., and other leading treatment clinics.

Highly experienced, qualified addiction specialists including psychiatrists and licensed therapists who worked and trained at Hazelden drug and alcohol addiction treatment center and the Mayo Clinic, provide treatment that helps people find and sustain lifelong recovery from substance abuse.

Bhavana in Thailand is located in a former resort hotel that has been completely renovated to provide safety and security for residents, on the secluded eastern shore of Phuket Island.

It’s great to see a Southeast Asian country moving to help those who are plagued by addiction.