PTSD Treatment

Overcoming PTSD Treatment in Thailand

The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre is a purpose built facility that has been designed to help individuals who want to improve their lives and overcome their battles with alcohol dependence, drug dependence and a variety of mental health issues, such as PTSD treatment. Our professional and dedicated team is motivated to ensure that each and every client receives the ideal balance between rehabilitation and wellness, therapeutic engagement and relaxation.

What is trauma?

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD for short, is a mental health issue that is triggered by a traumatic event. It can occur as a result of either witnessing or experiencing such events and includes symptoms such as severe anxiety, nightmares, uncontrollable thoughts and flashbacks.  Many individuals who go through terrifying events may have a hard time coping or adjusting for some time, but do not develop PTSD since self-care and time can help them to recover. However, symptoms that worsen or last up for several months or years, and hinder regular functioning are usually signs of PTSD.

woman experiencing violence may require ptsd treatment

What is self-medication of PTSD symptoms?

Many people with PTSD try to numb their emotions by using and abusing alcohol and drugs, which is known as self-medicating. Around 31% of people who have had PTSD have also abused or been dependent on drugs at some point in their life, and around 40% in terms of alcohol.

How is trauma a risk factor for substance abuse?

Trauma and substance abuse tend to co-exist in a number of ways. People who have unresolved trauma may develop drug, alcohol or behavioural addictions to numb their unwanted emotions, which can result in what is known as a co-occurring disorder. Studies show that up to 50% of adolescents with PTSD develop substance abuse issues, and also suggest that PTSD can make it harder for them to stop using.

Treatment for PTSD

There are numerous ways of treating PTSD. The Dawn uses our original Twin Pillars approach as a main treatment method, along with other complimentary techniques. The primary method of treatment for all of our clients involves Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, which encourages our clients to discuss their issues and change the way they think and act. In addition to CBT, other forms of PTSD therapy include:


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive (EMDR)


EMDR is designed to improve the distress and heal from symptoms linked with traumatic memories through physiologically based therapy that helps our clients view the event in a less traumatic way. It comprises bi-lateral eye movements, which aid in moving painful memories from the mind’s forefront into the long-term memory. Only eight sessions already dramatically reduces symptoms of PTSD.


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)


MBCT has some similarities to CBT but incorporates mindfulness as well, which allows people to recognise how they are feeling, thinking and experiencing in the present moment to prevent negative mental loops.


Tension, Stress and Trauma Release (TRE) yoga


TRE yoga helps release tension or stress that is associated with PTSD in a relaxing and restorative way.

Benefits of inpatient rehab for post traumatic stress disorder

Ordinary events can act as a trigger for those with PTSD, and is one of the hardest things about having this condition. Bright lights, fireworks, gunfire and other incidences can jolt one’s senses and cause them to ‘return’ to how they felt when the original traumatic incident occurred.

Inpatient rehab allows clients to seek the help they need and recover properly, in an environment that removes all the daily stresses. Additionally, they are surrounded by caring professionals who have extensive knowledge regarding their condition and can help them 24/7.

Why should you choose The Dawn for treatment for PTSD treatment?

When you choose The Dawn, you can be sure that you are receiving the best PTSD treatment available. Our professional team of experts will educate you and help you understand the ins and outs of trauma, as well as give you the tools that you need to take care of your mental health.


  • We are located in the picturesque city of Chiang Mai, and offer riverside-setting private accommodation to all of our clients, which is a great setting to restore and strengthen your mind and body. Our holistic and non-religious approach also comes with a highly personalised treatment plan that is specifically tailored to suit each of our client’s individual needs. The Dawn is an affordable option for high quality treatments, charging only a quarter of the price of Western Centres.


  • We also offer complimentary therapies including massage, reiki and acupuncture, along with healthy and nutritious meals three times a day. All of our clients receive online aftercare support at no additional cost.
massage therapy as part of ptsd treatment

Contact us today

There is no reason to wait any longer when you can begin your journey towards healing today. If you or someone you care about is experiencing PTSD, mental health issues or addiction, then contact us today to receive a no obligation assessment and learn more about how we can help you.