Alcohol Detox in Thailand

Safe and Effective Alcohol Detox in Thailand

The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre has been designed to help individuals receive the best inpatient rehab experience possible.There are a variety of treatment programmes available such as drug and alcohol addiction, as well as associated mental health issues. We also provide an on-site detoxification centre for those who require an alcohol detox in Thailand. Our state-of-the-art facility comes with our dedicated team of professionals who aim to help all of our clients recover by using the right combination of wellness and rehabilitation.

What is detox and why is it needed?

Alcohol detox describes a medical intervention that helps clients experience a safe withdrawal process once they stop consuming alcohol. It is not a requirement for all clients to receive detox prior to alcohol addiction treatment, though this is determined through an initial assessment and depends on a few factors, such as the person’s existing medical issues, history of substance abuse and age. Physical dependence is common with heavy or long-term alcohol use and can require detox in order to ease off of the substance in a safe and effective way.

What should you expect during alcohol detox in Thailand?

After entering a treatment facility, it is common for people to experience intense cravings for the first few hours.  Some people also experience dramatic alterations in blood pressure and mood, along with symptoms of physical sickness like shakes, a mild fever or sweating. Symptoms increase in severity as the detox advances, and can even become life threatening so it is essential to have a skilled medical professional oversee and monitor the detox processes.


The symptoms tend to decline as normal body function starts to occur again within 48 hours, though those with more severe cases may experience worsening symptoms for a few more days. Every person that undergoes a detox programme will have varying reactions that are unique to their exact situation. Other less common symptoms can include hallucinations, insomnia, impaired mood and anxiety.

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Is medication required for alcohol detox?

An important part of alcohol detox is what is known as ‘stabilisation’, which defines all psychological and medical interactions that take place in order to help the client reach psychological and physical balance. Short-term medication may be prescribed to help regular withdrawal symptoms. This medication mimics the effects of alcohol and is slowly tapered off throughout the detox programme.

What are symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include cravings, sweating and trembling, as well as delirium tremens (DTs) or seizures in cases that are more severe. DTs symptoms involve delirium and marked tremors, and can even result in death. The severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms can increase at a rapid rate, moving from shakes to a seizure in a few hours – which is why recovering alcohol addicts should attend rehabs that have an on-site detox facility.  

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What happens after alcohol detox programme?

Once detoxification is complete, our clients can then move onto our addiction treatment programme. The Dawn uses our own Twin Pillars approach as our primary treatment method, which combines:


  • 12 Steps principles using a secular language in a supportive community
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to promote awareness and prevent relapse
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients change the way they think and behave


We believe that it is important to figure out the root causes behind one’s addiction, which can help us find out key triggers, introduce positive thinking and point out the need for lifestyle adjustments. Each of our client receives a personalised programme that is based on our initial assessment, but aspects that all of our clients can participate in include:


  • Group therapy
  • One-on-one counselling
  • Exercise therapy
  • Holistic and alternative therapies
  • Weekly excursions

What are the benefits of an inpatient alcohol detox centre?

Many people believe that going ‘cold turkey’ is the best way to overcome addiction. While it is an effective method, alcohol detox should be performed in a monitored environment with medical assistance. Inpatient alcohol detox offers round-the-clock medical and psychological assistance because the client is already at the facility and allows medical staff to determine the best course of action if anything should occur.


Inpatient alcohol detox also makes it easier for clients to stay focused because it removes daily stresses and negative influences, allowing for more time to be used in beneficial ways. Many people experience reduced cravings during inpatient alcohol detox, which also eliminates the chances of relapse.

Why should you choose The Dawn to detox from alcohol abuse?

In addition to our luxurious private accommodation, The Dawn’s alcohol detox in Thailand offers:


  • An on-site detox centre with round-the-clock medical support
  • Dual diagnosis for addiction and mental health issues
  • A team of licensed professionals with extensive experience in addiction
  • A 1:1 staff to client ratio and provide
  • Complementary aftercare support
  • High-quality treatments at an affordable cost

Contact us today

Your chances of making a complete recovery rely on your ability to act fast. Do not wait any longer to seek the help you need for alcohol detox in Thailand. Contact us today to receive a no obligation assessment and find out how we can help. You can also call us on one of our toll-free numbers listed on our Contact Us page.