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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center in Thailand

Get Help Today for Your Drinking Problem

If you or a loved one think you might have a drinking problem, there’s no need to keep suffering. It may be time to consider an alcohol rehab in Thailand. Miracles Asia, on the beautiful island of Phuket is the right choice. The highly trained staff at Miracles have had much proven success in treating people with alcohol problems.

At Miracles Asia’s rehab in Thailand, our residential treatment program boasts a 98% completion rate. Clients from all over the world have sought treatment for alcoholism in our luxury rehab in Thailand. By choosing to come to us you start your recovery from alcoholism in a beautiful, tranquil environment where you will receive a unique combination of highly personalised, great quality care and amazing hospitality.

Our treatment center in Thailand will help you overcome your alcoholism and get your life back.

About Alcohol

Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the world. If alcohol was invented today it would be classed along with other harmful drugs, possibly as a B class substance – i.e. having a ‘high risk of harm’ like amphetamine, MDMA, GHB, oxycodone etc.

Alcohol causes more harm than all of the other drugs combined, and costs billions of dollars in lost revenue, emergency department admissions, motor vehicle accidents and health issues every year in every country in the world.

Side Effects of Alcohol Abuse & Signs of Alcoholism 

Alcohol is a depressant that affects our concentration and coordination, slowing reaction times and affecting responses to situations; that’s why it’s dangerous when you’re driving, working or playing sport.

Drinking has different effects on different people, depending on their weight, sex and metabolism.

While the short-term effects, such as lack of coordination, mood changes and nausea are well known, the long-term effects on the body of prolonged and/or excessive drinking can include:

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Loss of feeling in hands and feet

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Brain damage

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Loss of memory

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Hallucinations

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Confusion

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High blood pressure

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Enlarged heart

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Irregular pulse

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Increased risk of infections including tuberculosis, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, increased cancer risk, bleeding, ulcers and muscle weakness.

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Impotence

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Shrinking of testicles

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Sperm damage and lower sperm count

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Increased gynaecological problems

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Foetus damage if pregnant

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Increased risk of breast cancer

Signs of Alcoholism

Here’s a checklist for self diagnosis – if you answer yes to three or more of these questions, you most likely have a drinking problem:

  • Do you find you need to drink more alcohol, or stronger alcohol, to get the same effect?
  • Do you need to keep drinking to stop withdrawal symptoms (shaky, sweaty, nauseous, anxiety)?
  • Do you find that you use alcohol in larger amounts or over a longer period than you intended?
  • Have you tried over and over to cut down or control your drinking and failed?
  • Do you notice that you spend a lot of time in an effort to get alcohol, drink it or recover from its effects?
  • Are important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced because of your drinking?
  • Do you continue drinking alcohol even though you know you’ve got a problem?

There’s no shame in asking for help. Many people with drinking problems have tried to cut down or quit drinking and have found they can’t. If it was easy we wouldn’t have to have rehabs for alcohol and the early members of AA would have been able to stop on their own. What they found was that talking to others about their problems really helped. They found that it was reasonably easy to stop drinking, but staying stopped was much harder.

Why Abstinence is the Goal

Research has found that rehab centers for alcohol recommend abstinence from alcohol because of the idea that the alcoholic, unlike the non-alcoholic, can’t voluntarily stop drinking after taking one or two drinks and that drinking one drink almost always leads to heavy, destructive drinking.

One of the criteria in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) for alcoholism is ‘impaired control’ i.e. the alcoholic drinks in larger amounts or over longer periods than he or she intends and/or unsuccessfully tries to cut down or control the drinking. Research and anecdotal evidence maintains that ‘controlled’ drinking can’t be kept up for long periods (more than three years) without the drinker returning to alcohol abuse.

How to Talk to an Alcoholic About Getting Help

It’s never an easy thing to do helping someone with alcohol addiction. Rule number one, don’t try to talk with your loved one when they are intoxicated. Wait until they are sober or before they start drinking.

It’s a difficult topic to raise and you may not know what to say, and no matter how much you care, it will be hard to empathise with their situation if you haven’t been there yourself.

Rule number two, you can’t force the alcoholic to get help – they have to come to that decision themselves. However, there are ways you can encourage them to make the choice to stop drinking and ask for help.

The following are some of the most effective steps for helping an alcoholic, using our own experience, as well as research in the field. For instance, when is it the right time and place to say something, and how to introduce the subject of encouraging the alcoholic to consider going to alcohol rehab in Thailand.

When Is The Right Time To Say Something?

If the person with alcoholism is refusing to admit that he or she has a problem, it can be difficult for you to know how to approach them. So how do you know if this person needs treatment? Is alcohol rehab really needed or would he or she simply benefit from cutting back on their drinking?

The stigma attached to alcoholism – especially for women – is powerful, and the shame that goes with it often means the person with the problem is in denial. This can sound like, ‘Problem? What problem? I don’t have a problem!’

Your loved one might not be the best person to judge when his or her drinking is in fact a problem. Alcohol is known to affect the area of the brain that is responsible for good decision making and logical thinking, so it’s more than likely that this person is unable to see what is obvious to you.

If you believe that your loved one may be an alcoholic, it’s better to say something now instead of allowing the situation to get worse. It shows that you care, and the worst that could happen is that you hurt their feelings. At least you’ve brought the subject to light and addressed the elephant in the room. It’s important to use ‘I’ statements, such as: ‘I’m worried about your drinking’ or ‘I really wish you’d get help’ or something like ‘I don’t like it when you disrespect me by shouting when you’ve been drinking’ or ‘Remember that time when you did . . .’ and describe their behavior in neutral terms, not using blaming language or trying to shame them into stopping drinking.

Your approach may just encourage them to at least consider the possibility that they need help. You will have sown a seed.

How to Talk to Family Member Affected by Alcoholism

Nobody wants to admit to letting their drinking get out of control. Substance abuse and addiction are such taboo subjects that most people would rather deny there’s a problem, putting their head in the sand and hoping that the situation will get better. Unfortunately, if alcoholism is involved, this will not happen.

If you think your loved one has a problem and you have decided that it’s time to mention it, you may be wondering what to do.

A blaming or judgmental approach will just cause your loved one to get defensive and not listen. Try to put yourself in their position.

Your loved one is likely to feel full of shame or humiliation if they hear that you’ve had enough of their drinking. The first reaction may be to deny there’s even a problem. It’s important to be empathetic and show that you’re concerned rather than that you disapprove. Try using positive language so that you don’t criticize or label them.

Your family member will be more open to the suggestion that he or she is ‘in danger of developing a problem’ rather than already having one.

You Can Help Them Change

It’s a simple truth that you cannot force an alcoholic family member or friend to get help if he or she is not ready to make the decision to change. This may give you the idea that you can’t help an alcoholic. In fact, this is patently not true.

It is not easy to watch someone you know destroying his or her life because of the damage that alcohol creates. What’s actually happening, though, is that the alcoholic has no control over their drinking. It’s more than likely that they are physically and psychologically dependent on this powerful drug called alcohol and they are compelled to drink, even though they know deep down that it’s no good for them and their life is going down the drain.

And while you can’t force an individual into alcohol addiction rehab, you can be supportive and try to encourage the person to see how serious their situation really is. You will need to learn how to stop enabling them – doing for them what they are able to do for themselves – so that you can stop allowing them to take over your life.

Alcoholism is an illness that will cause the person in question to change – and never for the better. He or she will probably manipulate you and become selfish as they get more and more unwell. Nothing will stand in their way – not even you, and especially if you try to control their drinking.

How To Help

To help your loved one, read up on as much as you can on the subject of alcoholism and become well-informed. Get in touch with your local Al-Anon group. This is a fellowship of men and women who support family members of those suffering from alcoholism. At Al-Anon meetings you are able to get together with other people in a similar position and get advice and counseling to help you deal with your own situation.

Remember: you didn’t cause your loved one’s problem, you can’t cure it, and you definitely can’t control it.

Intervention As Powerful ‘Tool’

If you get to the stage of last resort, you may have little choice but to get a group of family and friends together to do intervention. You may have failed to help the person accept that he or she has a problem. It’s a powerful process where family and friends gather together to let the alcoholic know that they are so worried about them, that alcohol rehab is the only option left.

Interventions are highly effective at encouraging alcoholics to accept help, however, they need to be managed effectively. If you need help with staging an intervention, contact us for information. Alternatively, we can put you in touch with a professional interventionist who can stage the process for you.

Our Signature Alcohol Addiction Rehab Program in Thailand includes:

  • Comprehensive health assessments
  • Daily group therapy (proven to be most effective for addiction recovery)
  • Individual therapy sessions 
  • Integrative wellness and fitness activities
  • Aftercare planning
  • ‘Family Works’ family program.

At Miracles Asia, we keep our guests’ positive experience uppermost in mind. We accept a maximum of six people at a time, so turnover is low and our sense of community is strong. You’ll make friends with people of your own kind, and get plenty of one-to-one care from our team of highly experienced staff.

Your own special treatment plan is tailored to your needs, and your progress will be monitored by highly trained alcohol addiction professionals every step of the way. We take into account your life as a whole, and every aspect of your life experience is considered carefully. We will treat the cause of your problems – not just your symptoms.

Mental Health Is Our Speciality

At Miracles Asia your alcohol rehab program will focus on treating any co-occurring mental health conditions you might have, as well as unresolved trauma which can often underpin many addictions and mental illnesses. We use a range of Eastern and Western treatment methods to treat the whole of you in the way that suits you best.

Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is based on science, evidence and our personal experience of what works best in helping people get sober and stay sober. Our approach is person-centred and integrates Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Twelve-step Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

There’s never been a better time to come to Thailand for alcohol addiction treatment.

At Miracles Asia, we know that without the right help, dependence on alcohol can lead to many long-term physical and psychological issues – and what’s more, it can be fatal. So, it’s vital to realize that you don’t need to suffer alone. Alcohol addiction is a highly treatable disease and there is hope. We offer a comprehensive and personalised alcohol addiction rehab in Thailand.

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Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Alcoholism

We understand that early recovery from alcoholism can be a stressful time. While you’re in treatment in Thailand, you don’t have to think about life after rehab. You’re cocooned in the safety of the treatment center where your every need is catered for. So, returning back to life at home can seem daunting.

We know how it goes, and so Miracles Asia takes your continuing care very seriously.

The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave alcohol addiction rehab.

Say you spend one month in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.

The aftercare support program will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.

Not only will you have one-to-one counseling, but also our ongoing group counseling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom you may form life-long attachments with.

The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.

The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.

We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back in to your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve, clean and sober a day at a time.

Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave opioid treatment rehab.

Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.

Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.

Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment program, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from alcohol addiction.

We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.

We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our alcohol addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from using. Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover. Get your life back: you deserve it!

If you or a loved one need help with alcoholism please call us.

“Everything was as promised”

“We are a professional couple, who had issues around alcohol and relationships. We wished to address these issues in private outside of the normal facilities at Miracles Asia.


Miracles Asia provided us with private beautiful accommodation full service staff and brought in a specialist counselor from America just for us. Everything was as promised.

I would like to thank Mark, the clinical team and especially Chef and Tata for our very special stay, and for the change it has made to our lives.

R and W living in  United Kingdom

“Thank you all”

“What I like about Miracles Asia was that everyone was in recovery themselves, their counseling really opened up my mind to addiction.

I could attend AA meetings three times per week but they were not mandatory. The whole program is intense but relaxed.

The overall experience I would say was inspirational and the staff made me feel as a part of the family and were caring throughout my stay.

Thank you all.

M.P. living in  USA

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