A Better Life Starts Here

Advanced Therapeutic Techniques
Effective Treatment Programmes
Asia's Friendliest Team of Mental Health Experts

A Better Life Starts Here

Advanced Therapeutic Techniques
Effective Treatment Programmes
Asia's Friendliest Team of Mental Health Experts


THE Dawn Wellness Centre and Rehab Thailand 

Asia’s only treatment centre with separate programmes for mental health and addiction rehab 

The Dawn Wellness Centre and Rehab

Licensed by the Thai Ministry of Health, The Dawn is the only rehab centre in Thailand, and in Asia, to offer distinct treatment programmes for mental health disorders and addiction. We have helped hundreds of individuals struggling with alcohol addictiondrug addictionbehavioural  addictionstraumadepressionanxiety, burnout, and dual-diagnosis to truly heal and recover at our peaceful riverfront sanctuary in the city of Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand. Here, far from your daily triggers, you will be poised to reap the restorative benefits of ground-breaking Western therapeutic techniques as well as traditional Asian wellness practices. Even if you have been resistant to treatment in the past, we believe that with enough personal attention paid to what truly drives your issues, you can experience a deep transformation beyond what you ever thought was possible.  

Our holistic treatment approach takes your whole picture into account – your presenting issue, underlying issues, past experiences, relationships, environment and family dynamics – and addresses problems at their source to make sure they don’t recur. We are different from most Thailand drug rehab centres in that we specialise in treating unresolved trauma, a hidden cause of most addictions and mental illnesses. You will receive a thorough assessment and custom-designed treatment plan, which will be adjusted over the course of your stay to ensure it meets your ever-evolving needs.

"If you cannot join us in person immediately to get the help you need right now - you can still access support through our unique Virtual Treatment Programme. We will credit the full cost of your online sessions towards your residential stay when you join us later. Our VTP also gives you the opportunity to get to know your focal therapist prior to your arrival."

Asia’s Boutique Rehab Where Big Changes Happen

Here at The Dawn, we take the time to get to know you. We don’t just look at the issue that brought you here, but your life as a whole, and all of the experiences that got you to where you are now. Unlike bigger rehabs in Thailand where high turnover and an overwhelming number of clients can add to your stress, we keep things small and low-key. That means you will easily make friends with others in your programme, and you’ll have an all-access pass to our team for support whenever you need it. And while we may be known to the general public as one of the top drug rehabs in Thailand, we are equally respected in the professional mental health community for our highly-effective mental health rehab programme; as well as our commitment to upholding ethical treatment standards.

Our multidisciplinary team of Western-educated therapists are up-to-the-minute trained in the latest treatment techniques. They are supported by a 24-hour onsite professional nursing team who have vast experience in handling detox as well as patients with psychological issues.

The Dawn’s Life-Changing Mental Health Retreat in Thailand

All Thailand rehab centres claim to treat mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, however at most of these centres your mental health disorder will only get addressed for an hour or two a week during your weekly or biweekly individual counselling sessions – instead of being the main focus of your treatment. This is because the rehabs in Thailand are mainly addiction-focused centres offering just an addiction programme – and are therefore only capable of treating a mental health problem as a co-occurring disorder, a common manifestation in addiction sufferers.

At the Dawn, however, we offer a dedicated mental health programme that is separate from our addiction programme, for those struggling with mental health issues not related to addiction. However, it is common for individuals struggling with their mental wellness to turn to substances to cope. In such cases we can move clients seamlessly between the two programmes – as and when they are clinically ready. We also offer TMS therapy​ for people resistant to antidepressant medication – an FDA approved technology not available at any other Thailand rehab centre, or at any residential treatment facility in Asia for that matter.

Medical Expert Making an Assessment on a Client at The Dawn Rehab Thailand

Led by David Smallwood, former clinical head of the Kusnacht Practice in Switzerland and the Priory Hospital’s Addiction Unit in London, our stellar team stays up-to-date on the latest therapeutic developments in addiction and mental health. Our clients and staff are one big family, and as soon as you arrive you will be welcomed into it. You won’t feel like a number here – everyone you come into contact with each day will know you by name. At The Dawn we treat you as a person, not a problem.

TMS Treatment Session at The Dawn Rehab Thailand

We combine evidence-based techniques like CBT, DBT and the 12 Steps with modern treatment methods like TMS for an all-encompassing approach to your recovery. Your psychotherapy will be enhanced by ancient yet scientifically-proven holistic practices like mindfulness meditation, yoga and massage to accelerate your progress. By learning new practices, you will gain the tools you need to deal with life’s temptations and challenges – ensuring long term recovery.

Luxury Outdoor Pavilion at The Dawn Rehab Thailand

Our tranquil grounds are set on the banks of the Ping River, on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, surrounded by picturesque rice fields and traditional Thai villages. You’ll feel relaxed in your comfortable private bedroom, where you can wake up to sunny skies, fresh air and stunning natural scenery. And you will have access to our full range of services and amenities such as swimming pool, massage studio and fitness centre.


We are confident that our high quality of treatment and your personal growth combined with the coping skills you will accumulate while in treatment will prepare you for a life of sobriety. As the top drug and alcohol rehab centre in Thailand, The Dawn offers a rare Addiction Relapse Warranty  policy, which ensures that anyone who completes 12 weeks of treatment for drug or alcohol addiction can come back for an additional 28 days of residential treatment, at no additional cost, if they relapse within one year.

The Dawn is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health

The Dawn is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health

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Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for a Thailand Rehab Centre


We have a 24-hour professional nursing team highly experienced in providing medical assistance for drug and alcohol detox.


At our secure and serene mental health and drug rehab in Thailand, you will be a world away from the people, places and things that contribute to your condition.


Private room in a beautiful riverside facility with full-service amenities at your fingertips.


The comparatively lower cost of living in SE Asia, allows us to hire top-caliber clinicians by Western standards, yet charge only 1/3rd of the price of top quality rehabs in the West.


We cap client admissions at 25, to allow our clinical team to give each client personal attention – fine-tuning treatment to match their progress over the course of their stay.


The Dawn adheres to the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles with one goal in mind - our client's successful recovery.


Yoga class offered at The Dawn Rehab Centre Thailand

As a drug rehab in Thailand, a country known for its ancient healing traditions, we incorporate practices, such as mindfulness, yoga and meditation, to help develop mental strength and improve overall well-being.

Online Aftercare Support

The Dawn offers structured aftercare support in the form of weekly online group counselling sessions to help you prevent a relapse and work through any issues that may arise post treatment.

Rehab Testimonial

Here are some testimonials from our former clients and their family members, highlighting their personal experiences at The Dawn Rehab Chiang Mai and how their lives have changed forever.

A new way to live.

A new day to start.


Benefits of Inpatient Treatment  



The Dawn Rehab in Thailand is not only beautiful, but incredibly effective. They changed my life.


Due to current travel restrictions in some regions,
we are also offering a unique Virtual Treatment programme