Why Thailand?

Traveling to rehab is one of the best ways to vastly increase the success of long term recovery. It offers a chance to really establish a new way of life, in a new place with new people away from all distractions and triggers. This is not running away. It is walking towards a brighter future.

Rehab in Thailand is nothing like the cold, grey, institutional facilities of the popular imagination.  This is a place to reawaken the senses; a place of sunshine, street food and jungle symphonies. This is not dubbed the “Land of Smiles” for nothing and is a nurturing environment with a genuinely relaxing atmosphere.

As well as being a country with a rich culture and diverse landscapes coming to rehab in Thailand offers some very practical benefits.

Why Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai is located in the mountainous region of Northern Thailand and is essentially the country’s second city. Renowned as a vibrant cultural and spiritual hub, it is home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples including Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang. This is a picturesque and energetic market town that maintains vestiges of the old city walls and moats dating back to the Lanna Kingdom.

Chiang Mai offers our clients a healing sanctuary far from the pressures and triggers of home. Our beautiful, purpose built facility rests on the banks of the peaceful Ping River in a secluded location just outside the centre of the city. This gives our clients easy access to a range of fabulous opportunities to explore local arts, culture, spirituality and adventure.

Weekend Recreation

At Seasons Thailand, we believe that it is important to learn to have fun without the use of drug and alcohol. Hobbies and recreational pursuits have real value within our program and weekends are a time to awaken old passions and try new things. This is a key part of balanced personal development and there are a rich selection of activities are on offer to suit all interests and abilities.

Every week, the Primary Program community, with the guidance of staff, plan the activities that they want to do over the weekend. This in itself is a team building exercise where the wishes of all members must be taken into consideration.

As well as a fabulous range of wellness activities, the community have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dining options from delicious Thai fayre to more traditional Western options. For Primary Program participants all weekend activities are fully supervised by the members of the Clinical Team. We are always willing to consider anything not listed below and clients are encouraged to make suggestions.

Hot Springs

The Sankampaeng Hot Springs are known for their curative properties. This is a perfect rejuvenating day trip for those interested in health and wellbeing. Immerse yourself in the soothing mineral water and soothe any tired muscles. Clients can also have a traditional treatment from a local masseuse.

White Water Rafting

The scenic Mae Tang River offers 3 hours of incredible adventure and is a thrilling way to experience the exotic rainforest and beautiful tropical terrain. Before setting sail participants have a detailed safety briefing and are given details of the route. Each boat is supervised by experienced guides guaranteeing an international standard of safety.

Jungle Trekking and Waterfalls

The mountainous countryside around Chiang Mai is peppered with lakes and waterfalls offering a thrilling range of trekking options for all abilities. Clients and staff alike cannot fail to be inspired by the breath-taking beauty of the untouched natural world.

Temple Tour

Chiang Mai has over 300 temples or ‘wats’ scattering its streets. Our temple tour takes clients around the three main temples which feature intricate carved edifices and ornate hand painted murals. Immersing yourself in local culture is a great tonic for the soul.

The Baanchang Elephant Park

The elephant is Thailand’s national animal and at this non-profit rehabilitation centre visitors can get up close and personal with these majestic beasts. All the animals here are rescued and the entrance fee goes towards the centre’s upkeep. Visitors can feed, bathe and even take a ride on one of these gentle giants.

Golfing

The Gymkhana Golf Club situated in the heart of Chiang Mai. It is a nine-hole course par 36 and length 2953 yards. The course is flat but the fairways are tight and hard so it is not too easy to play.

Traditional Markets

Chiang Mai is a market town and well worth a visit to experience the delicious local street food and the excellent selection of handicrafts. Find these on offer at the Chiang Mai Gate Market, Wawarot Market and the Saturday/Sunday Night Walking Street.

Thai Cooking Class

Food is an important part of Thai life and recovery in general. This day long excursion starts with a trip to the market and ends with a fabulous feast where everyone shares their mouth-watering creations.