The Dawn Medical Rehab and Wellness Centre offers a multi-faceted approach to rehabilitation, wellness and client care. In order to bring about long-lasting positive changes, we find it essential to address both underlying negative behaviours and reinforce positive behaviour development. Our team of licensed professionals is dedicated to ensuring that our clients have the necessary skills and tools that are required to stay substance-free after completing the rehab programme. We offer an effective heroin addiction treatment programme using a combination of Eastern and Western methods of treatment such as CBT, MBCT and secular 12 Steps.

Onsite Drug Detox Centre

Licensed onsite medical facility providing the proper medical assistance for all detoxes.

Drug Addiction Specialist

Our highly certified clinical team has decades of experience treating all forms of addictions.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

We co-ordinate treatment for multiple disorders and arrange bundled interventions.

Heroin and variations of opioid drugs

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate that is derived from morphine. Some examples of drugs that are opioids include a variety of painkillers, such as morphine, oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, codeine, Fentanyl, and Buprenorphine. Brand names that sell opioid drugs include Percocet, OxyContin, Vicodin, Tylox, Demerol, and Percodan.

Our personalised and intensive heroin addiction treatment includes:

A licensed team of addiction professionals

A 1:1 staff to client ratio

Non-religious and holistic approach to therapy

Online aftercare support at no additional cost

Alcohol and drug detox centre onsite

Medical support available around the clock

Effective and affordable treatment programme

Integrated treatment plan for co-occuring disorders


What methods are available for heroin addiction treatment?

The Dawn offers a holistic approach to heroin addiction treatment, which allows our clients to engage in our own method known as the Twin Pillars Approach. This approach focuses on rehabilitation and wellness and primarily uses Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to encourage our clients to recognise the negative patterns of their thoughts, manage them in a way that is non-judgemental, and make the necessary changes to their way of thinking and feeling. The 12 Step method is also used to ensure optimal behaviour alteration and encourage lifelong sobriety.

At The Dawn, we pride ourselves on offering a unique approach to treatment by addressing the root cause of our client’s addiction. This is vital in helping us realise why the addiction occurred in the first place and allows us to identify key triggers, foster positive thinking and emphasise the need for lifestyle discipline.

Is detox required for heroin addiction treatment?

Physical detoxification may be required in order to start treatment, though this depends on the results of our initial qualitative assessment that we conduct prior to starting a rehabilitation programme. This assessment is necessary to not only determine whether detox is required but also helps us create an ideal personalised treatment plan that caters to each of our client’s specific needs.

What are the benefits of inpatient heroin treatment in Thailand?

There are many different benefits to receiving inpatient heroin treatment. To begin with, a person who is physically dependent on heroin is likely to experience withdrawal symptoms and an inpatient facility allows them to detox safely under medical supervision. Since inpatient facilities take the user out of their regular environment, they also will not be exposed to triggers such as people, places and events that could cause them to use. They will also have less stress and reduce the chances of relapse or even overdose.

There are also numerous emotional and psychological benefits to inpatient heroin treatment. Clients can receive the emotional support and safety that they need to overcome their addiction and have access to many psychotherapy options.

What are the signs of opiate addiction?

There are some physical signs that a person may be suffering from opiate addiction, such as:

  • Noticeable euphoria/elation
  • Marked drowsiness/sedation
  • Constricted pupils
  • Confusion
  • Slowed breathing
  • Intermittent loss of consciousness or nodding off

Other indications of heroin abuse include visiting several doctors in order to receive multiple prescriptions, dramatic changes in mood, throwing away numerous pill bottles, social isolation or withdrawal and unexpected financial issues.

What are the physical health effects of heroin abuse?

Continued use of heroin has many negative and harmful long-term effects on the body. Heroin is often injected, which can cause blood vessel and heart valve infections, as well as collapsed veins. Arthritis and tuberculosis are also long-term effects of heroin abuse. Additionally, heroin abusers tend to share needles, which can result in contagious infections such as AIDS. Other physical health effects include:

  • Gum inflammation
  • Bad teeth
  • Cold sweats
  • Constipation
  • Weakened immune system
  • Gastric issues
  • Coma
  • Itching
  • Partial paralysis
  • Respiratory issues
  • Lowered sexual capacity and impotence (men)
  • Menstrual disturbance (women)
  • Memory loss and intellectual decline
  • Depression
  • Appetite loss
  • Introversion
  • Facial pustules


Our client’s life long recovery and success is what we care most at The Dawn. We also realise that relapse and setbacks are a reality for many beginning their recovery journey, which is why we offer a Relapse Assurance Guarantee for clients who have completed treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If any client relapses for any reason after completion of our programme, we welcome them back for 30 days, at no additional cost.