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“The land of smiles”: Rediscover peace with rehab in Thailand

Watch: The LuxuryRehab team visited Thailand to learn more about its unique appeal as a treatment destination. Between 1946 and 2019, Thailand was under the rule of a man named Bhumibol Adulyadej. Adulyadej was the ninth ruler of Thailand, and in 1987, he was conferred as King Bhumibol the Great. King Bhumibol the Great spread...

Athletes and Addiction: Can you attend rehab without it becoming a headline?

We all know the Lance Armstrong story. Truth be told, that doping scandal was just the tip of the iceberg. From all four corners of the sporting world, professional athletes battle with keeping up with the competition, and performance-enhancing drugs are one such way to do so. But what about when athletes begin abusing drugs...

Addicted attorneys: How to identify your addiction and get the help you need

In 2016, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association analyzed the responses of 12,825 licensed, practicing attorneys across 19 of the United States. It discovered that 21 percent of lawyers qualify as problem drinkers, while 28 percent struggle with mild or more serious depression and 19 percent struggle with anxiety. What’s worse,...

5 Reasons Yoga Is Used in Addiction Treatment

Why yoga? Yes, we know what you may be thinking. “Yoga is only for people who are flexible” or “What if I’m not strong enough to do some of the yoga poses.” So, before we delve more into reasons why yoga is used in addiction and mental health treatment, let’s explore who yoga is for....

Top 5 Benefits to Going Abroad for Mental Health Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: “Environmental factors may increase a person’s risk of addiction, including a chaotic home environment and abuse, parent’s drug use and attitude toward drugs, peer influences, community attitudes toward drugs, and poor academic achievement.” There’s no arguing that environmental factors play a large role in facilitating addiction, substance...

More Than a Business: The Unique Benefits of a Family-Owned Rehab

Written by Ben Camp, CEO of RehabPath Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to visit a number (the current count is 19, I believe) of the luxury rehabs listed on our site. I’ve enjoyed meeting the teams behind each one, but have come to particularly appreciate and recognize the unique benefit of...

Rehab Center Accreditation: Does It Matter?

If you visit the website of a rehab center in the United States, more often than not you’ll find a section dedicated to accreditations from a variety of organizations. For example, Bayside Marin in Northern California has the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation and the BBB (Better Business Bureau) accreditation. Interestingly, the...

10 of the World’s Best Luxury Rehab Centers

When it comes to finding the best addiction treatment, needs can vary drastically from person to person. That means it’s virtually impossible to create a one-size-fits-all list of the best rehabilitation centers in the world. Still, wherever they’re located, most successful rehab programs share a number of traits in common, including excellent facilities, effective treatment...

How Does Online Aftercare Work?

People who are newly sober often feel emotionally wobbly, like any life stressor could destroy what they’ve worked so hard for. They could have supportive friends, but perhaps these friends are not in recovery, so they won’t necessarily be able to relate. Friends might make well-meaning statements like, “You can do this!” or “Just don’t...

Ibogaine Treatment: An Alternative Way to Treat Addiction

Over 27 million people across the globe are battling opioid addiction. That number grows for misuse and abuse. In the United States alone, 11.4 million people misuse opioid prescriptions, and more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. The opioid crisis is so devastating that the U.S. government has declared the epidemic...

Top 5 Reasons Why Spain Is the Perfect Place for Rehab

Spain is the healthiest country in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Healthiest Country Index. In fact, by 2040, the country is expected to have the highest life expectancy at 86 years old, surpassing the likes of Japan and Switzerland. Perhaps it’s all the sunshine and siestas. Or maybe it’s the paella and olive oil. Whatever...

Helping With Horses: What You Need to Know About Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

There’s something about a horse that makes us humans want to do and be better in our own lives. America’s 40th President, Ronald Reagan, once said: “There is nothing better for the inside of the man, than the outside of the horse.” And he’s not the only one to have cherished this bond. Horses have...

5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Depression

Watching someone you love struggle through depression can make you feel helpless: you want to offer support, but feel unsure of how to help. With approximately 300 million people worldwide suffering from depression, many of us will at some point be close to someone experiencing this disorder. Although it may feel exasperating at times, with...

Treating Depression with Ketamine and Psychedelics

Both ketamine and psychedelics have emerged as increasingly popular therapeutic methods in recent years for those who have been resistant to other forms of depression treatment. While many medical professionals and people who have undergone these treatments attest to their benefits, there are still legitimate concerns being expressed about the potential risks associated with their...

Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

Did you know many luxury rehabs don’t just treat addictions, but mental health and mood disorders like depression, too? In fact, many people could greatly benefit from inpatient treatment for depression. The seriousness of depression shouldn’t be underestimated—the prolonged feelings of sorrow it causes can hinder your ability to be an active participant in your...

Non-12-Step: A Different Take on Addiction Treatment

12-Step programs have been a vastly popular component of addiction recovery for the past 80 years. There are over 118,000 Alcoholics Anonymous chapters around the world, and introducing yourself in front of a group of AA meeting attendees has become virtually synonymous with sobriety. But since its inception in the 1930s, a plethora of other...

California Rehabs: What’s Available and What to Ask to Make Sure You Know What You’re Getting

California is home to more than just breathtaking scenery, iconic beach culture and a world-famous entertainment industry—it also hosts some of the most innovative and effective rehab centers in the world. With its top-notch professionals, state-of-the-art technology, emerging holistic practices and year-round perfect weather, California is a coveted rehab location. But with seemingly endless options...

The Wave Youth Clinic Opens, Putting Families Back Together in Asia and Beyond

We are excited to share about an international teen and young adult treatment center who just opened their doors this past month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fiona and her team started The Wave to provide a place where young girls and young boys can go, especially when they seem to be failing other treatment options.

Luxury Addiction Treatment in Asia: Quality and Affordability in a Postcard-Perfect Setting

Luxury rehabs in Asia are becoming increasingly popular with treatment seekers from around the world due to their stunning locales, innovative treatment techniques and attractive price points. We take a look at the different aspects of Asian addiction treatment offerings, as well as what to look for in a center if you’re considering treatment there....

Holistic Therapies in Drug and Alcohol Rehab

The use of holistic therapies in rehab is a highly debated topic. While some experts claim that holistic therapies are the missing piece of effective treatment, others say these alternative therapies lack scientific backing. Still, as modern addiction treatment progresses, these practices are employed more and more in rehabs worldwide. Here, we’ll take a look...

Gambling Addiction: What It Is, How It’s Treated and How to Choose the Right Rehab

Gambling addiction is more common than most people realize—it’s a global problem that’s only getting worse. Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on gambling addiction due to its “unprecedented growth.” The WHO stressed the need to extend and enhance treatment for problem gambling. The good news is, while it’s undoubtedly a...

Understanding Eating Disorders and What to Look for in Treatment

Many misperceive eating disorders as a lifestyle choice. You might even believe some of these stereotypes yourself—that you’re vain, self-absorbed, weak or lazy because of the way you think about food. This simply isn’t true. We all have an emotional reaction to eating food, specific dishes that can elicit feelings or memories. We describe certain...

Rehab in Bali: Healing for the Soul

It’s called the “Island of the Gods” for a reason—Bali is a place truly unlike any other. This volcanic, Indonesian island located just south of the equator in the Java Sea is brimming with natural and cultural wonders. Blanketed in lush jungle and vibrant green rice terraces, laced with clear-running waterfalls and sacred natural springs,...

Rehab or Vacation? Resort-Style Rehabs Provide Top-Tier Treatment in Comfort and Style

Luxury rehab centers are known for combining desirable destinations with the core elements of addiction treatment, including medically supervised detoxification (detox), medication-based treatment, counseling and supplemental holistic therapies. From an outside perspective, it may seem like the perks of an upscale rehab facility are just that: frills that add nothing to the odds of treatment...

What to Pack for a 28-Day Stay at Luxury Rehab

If you or your loved one have enrolled in a treatment program at a luxury rehab, you’ve already done the important part: taking a critical step toward addressing your addiction. To help make sure your primary treatment goes as smoothly as possible, take a minute to think about what you want to bring with you...

[Video] Understanding the Relapse Process

While visiting McLean Borden Cottage as part of our Destinations series, Catherine Milliken, the Program Director gave us an excellent explanation of the “relapse process.” Watch this 3-minute video to get a better understanding of what causes addicts to fall into relapse and how it can be prevented each step of the way.

Buyer Beware! The Dangers of Referral Fees for Addiction Treatment

Deciding to look for help is a massive step in the right direction when you’re struggling with an addiction or mental health disorder. However, finding a residential treatment center that meets your or your loved one’s needs can sometimes be an even harder step to take. With an overwhelming number of options and approaches, you...

Pet-Friendly Rehabs: How Animals Can Aid Your Addiction Treatment

Completing primary addiction treatment is challenging, even in the best of circumstances. To smooth your path to recovery, addiction specialists may use a range of medication and therapy-based options. One option that’s gained popularity in recent years is pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy (AAT). This type of treatment helps improve your chances of success by...

4 Ways Art Therapy Boosts Your Addiction Recovery

A scene from the art studio at McLean Borden Cottage, a luxury rehab in Maine The first days at rehab can be kind of, well … awkward. You’re in a totally new environment, you’re surrounded by strangers and you’re not sure what to expect. And you have to begin the process of sorting through all...

South African Safari: A Recovery Journey Unlike Any Other

Taking an African safari for the first time isn’t just an exhilarating adventure, it’s also deeply beneficial to your recovery process. This is something the team at White River Manor well knows, which is why this distinctly South African experience is offered to each of their guests.

Luxury Rehab in South Africa: A Visit to White River Manor

When my colleague and I were invited to visit a luxury rehab center in South Africa, I was intrigued. I had been to the continent of Africa once before, but never to South Africa. I knew it would be a fun place to visit, but what I quickly discovered upon arrival is that it is an...

What is a Luxury Rehab? (and why do they exist?)

Every so often you may read in the tabloids and newspapers that a celebrity has gone to rehab, but judging by the pictures that accompany the story, you question whether the celeb has simply gone on vacation. Shouldn’t a good rehab program strip you of material possessions and luxuries so that you can get to know your true self? Is it possible to overcome a debilitating addiction while hanging out poolside and enjoying gourmet food?

What are the Consequences of Co-Occurring Disorders?

If you were diagnosed with cancer and you knew that there was a high chance of dying from it, you would probably seek treatment. Would you do the same for co-occurring disorders? Perhaps you understand that a dual diagnosis describes a person who has both a mental disorder and a substance abuse problem. But maybe...