The Dawn Rehab

Chiang Mai, Thailand

the dawn wellness center


The Dawn provides comprehensive residential care for substance abuse and behavioral addictions as well as mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and executive burnout. A trauma program further explores and treats underlying issues around childhood trauma that can be the root cause of mental health illnesses.

Using a proven Twin Pillars approach, The Dawn balances counseling work with wellness therapies such as meditation, reiki, massage, yoga, and exercise. These holistic options are designed to help clients heal faster and regain physical and emotional strength.

Detox (on-site)

Accept Insurance

Private Room

Treatment Approach

The Twin Pillars approach to treatment focuses on equipping clients with the tools needed to cease negative behaviors and regain self-sufficiency.

Rehabilitation combines Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The renowned 12-step approach is utilized as part of an individualized treatment approach that combines multiple primary treatment methods.

The Dawn incorporates cutting edge technologies such as TMS and EMDR for effective and fast-acting psychotherapy. A mindfulness model is further enhanced in counseling sessions through breathing exercises, reflective writing and mindfulness assignments.


A comprehensive range of facilities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Poolside lounge areas
  • Fitness center
  • Thai Massage
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Library
  • Health spa
  • Sauna
  • Tranquil relaxation areas
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Alfresco dining area
  • Game room
group yoga therapy
treadmill chiang mai
food for all tastes
open air fitness
seasonal shake
muay thai


Lanna-style private rooms come complete with the following:

  • Teak furniture
  • King-size bed
  • Private veranda
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • DVD player + Cable T.V.
  • Wide screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Daily laundry and cleaning
thai lanna style
chiang mai mist
bright room

Activities and Options

The Dawn offer clients a gateway to some of Thailand’s most spectacular landscapes and attractions. Excursions include rainforest canopy zipline adventures, temple tours, elephant sanctuaries, whitewater rafting and local cultural experiences.

Need Help? Confidential Advice Available 24/7 from Rehab Placement Specialists.

Aftercare Options

Treatment at the Dawn is designed to help clients develop a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Relapse prevention planning is utilized to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of their warning signs and triggers, allowing them to intervene early and avoid a relapse.

The Dawn provides every client with an individualized relapse prevention plan to be used as a guidebook for self-care and to help ensure every chance of maintaining successful long-term recovery well into the future.

Alumni Community and Peer Support is offered to all clients who complete primary care. Regular events and meetings provide additional support mechanisms. Positive self-development and ongoing care help mitigate the risks of a relapse occurring.

Relapse Assurance Policy

The Dawn offer a unique Relapse Assurance Policy that allows clients who complete a 12-week substance addiction treatment program to receive one month of free treatment if they relapse within one year.

Introductory Videos


The Dawn program is created and supervised by David Smallwood who has extensive experience including treatment director at PROMIS clinics, London Priory Hospital and The Kusnacht Practice in Switzerland, which is considered one of the most exclusive rehabs in the world.

The team at the Dawn include some of Asia’s most renowned counselors and healthcare professionals. Staff have extensive experience in the treatment of addictions with the majority having trained abroad at institutions in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.

Each team member is licensed in their respective field of expertise which include psychologists, psychiatrists, nursing staff, social workers and other healthcare professionals. Medical and support staff are available 24/7 and The Dawn maintains a high staff-to-patient ratio enabling the provision of personal support and guidance for every client.

Additional Services

  • Visa assistance for extended treatment durations.
  • 24 hour English speaking Doctor.
  • Sober living and extended care options.

Useful Information

• Specialist treatment for Trauma and PTSD, executive burnout, depression, anxiety.
• Accepted as a treatment provider by leading health insurance companies.
• Western-trained, professionally accredited counselors on staff.
• Pro rata refund policy if a client chooses to leave within the first 7 days of treatment.

Admission Requirements

• You should be mentally and physically able to participate in the program.
• You must be willing to abide by treatment program rules and regulations.