DARA Thailand Philosophy
Our Philosophy is summarized in two simple statements, first we believe in you, we believe in your capacity to have a recovery from addiction that suits you and is individual to you. We believe that each person has to find a recovery that works for them and that your recovery will be immensely more rewarding than your addiction. From this emerges our second philosophy statement, this is actually a question that we use to determine every aspect of your treatment here. Our question is - will this, - whatever it is, enhance or detract from your recovery? Your recovery does not happen at DARA what you do before you come here and after you leave determines your recovery but at DARA we give you a chance to work out your unique recovery. This starts with physical health and de-stressing. The physical program includes regular Thai massage, a physical activity program tailored to your individual capacity and excellent healthy and nutritious food. Mentally we have a focus on mindfulness and meditation with several sessions each week. The specialist staff here, physical therapists, excellent chefs and trained meditation coaches are committed to your physical and mental wellbeing. Our mission is to make your time at DARA a unique experience in your life, an opportunity to focus on yourself and to prepare yourself physically and emotionally to develop your own recovery. This is something we cannot do for you but we can give you every resource we can to help you achieve it. We believe in you.
Areas of Specialization
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Affordable Luxury Addiction Treatment
Recover in Paradise on a Tropical Island Overlooking the Ocean
Highly Qualified and Internationally Certified Clinical Team
Holistic Evidence Based Program
Personal Trainer & Massages
Large Gym and Work Out Facilities & Pools
Healthy Specifically Desinged Menues
DARA was a fantastic personal learning experience providing me great insight into my condition and strategies to cope without alcohol. Counsellors are enthusiastic and dedicated.- John T.
Would not hesitate to recommend DARA as a 1st class treatment centre in every respect (especially with reference to the counselling). The staff (at all levels) is amazing, brilliant, fantastic….congratulations on a successful team.- Theresa
This has been a wonderful experience. From the facility, to the food, to the staff, everything has been excellent and far exceeds my expectations…Both outings were good – Lagoona and Thai cooking.- Stacey
Did not know what to expect. But I was very impressed by the staff, the facilities and, most of all, the therapy.- Jeremy
I enjoyed my stay and learning process at DARA. It has opened my eyes, heart and mind to the reality – treatment (holistic) need for my true recovery!- Eugene
Meet the Staff
Dr. Philip Townshend
Dr. Seamus McAuley
Director Clincal Coordination & Intake Assessment
Dr. Jocelyn Mercado
Don Paolo Veneracion
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