The River Rehab

Chiang Mai, Thailand


The River Rehab is located along the tranquil banks of the Mae Ping River in Chiang Mai with lush tropical gardens making an ideal setting for addiction recovery. A unique approach to treatment combines cutting-edge methods with alternative therapies to provide a truly unique approach to recovery.

Comprehensive treatment for addictions and co-occurring disorders is enhanced by having access to a host of activities that take advantage of its unique location while providing world-class clinical care for drug and alcohol addictions under the supervision of an experienced team of therapists and counselors.

Detox (on-site)

Accept Insurance

Private Room

Addiction Recovery Program

The River Rehab treatment program is based on the CBT-Steps™ methodology which combines integrative and somatic therapies as part of a holistic treatment experience. A three-phase system for the treatment of addictions and dual diagnosis utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness practices and components of 12-Step programs.

Complimentary therapies to support the evidence based program include the Dopamine Diet, Fitness and Addiction Nutraceutical Therapy designed to reduce to impact of withdrawal and lead to successful treatment outcomes.

Mindfulness and yoga are practiced as part of a body-based program that includes Trauma Release Exercises. The River Rehab offer physical activities including Muay Thai, mountain biking in the hills of Chiang Mai and recreational activities designed to support recovery as part of an wider treatment approach.


A comprehensive range of facilities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Poolside lounge areas
  • Gym and fitness center
  • Thai Massage
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Badmin court
  • Table Tennis
  • Massage room
  • Tranquil relaxation areas
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Dining areas
  • TV room

A High Standard of Accommodation

Accommodation at The River Rehab consists of private rooms that include:

  • Daily housekeeping
  • King-size bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Private veranda
  • Air-conditioning
  • Daily laundry

Activities and Options

The River Rehab promotes a balanced recovery and offer an extensive selection of activities and excursions that take full advantage of its location in Chiang Mai. Excursions and activities include ATV driving, rock climbing, cycling, ziplining, cooking classes and many more.

Addiction Nutraceutical Therapy

The River Rehab offers cutting-edge nutraceutical supplements to assist with healing the brain at a cellular level. Based on the most recent developments in neuroscience research and advancing medical knowledge their use in the treatment of addictions provides health benefits and improves treatment outcomes.

Need Help? Confidential Addiction Treatment Support Available 24/7.

Nutrition and the Dopamine Diet

The Dopamine Diet is designed to keep sugar levels consistent and avoid the sugar spikes and troughs that adversely affect energy levels and mood.

By regulating eating patterns, the River Rehab’s nutritional program is designed to restore the normal production and balance of neurotransmitters to help lessen withdrawal symptoms and cravings for drugs and alcohol.

Aftercare Program for Long-term Recovery

The River Rehab offer extensive aftercare to all clients to significantly increase the chances of maintaining long-term sobriety. A high quality aftercare program includes remote monitoring with rewards-based incentives and access to a global network of clinical partners to help ensure a smooth transition from residential treatment.

Qualified and Professional Clinical Team

The River Rehab’s staff are qualified and competent professionals with extensive experience in the delivery of effective treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. All members of the clinical team and support staff are committed to providing the most personalized care and share the belief that the most successful treatment outcomes can be delivered by working together to enhance the experience of everyone in their care.

Additional Services

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

Useful Information

  • A global intervention service is available on request.
  • Accepted as a treatment provider by leading health insurance companies.
  • Western-trained, professionally accredited counselors on staff.

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.