While it doesn’t gain as much media attention as ice or opioid addiction, ketamine abuse is a widespread and dangerous problem. Ketamine remains popular in party and club scenes, and its tranquilising and dissociative effects can put users at risk of serious harm. Though ketamine is commonly thought to be non-addictive and harmless, the fact is that this powerful anaesthetic has the potential to cause severe psychological dependence. Those who use it heavily or for an extended period of time should seek professional help for getting sober and preventing relapse.

The Dawn offers informed, high-quality ketamine addiction treatment. We have extensive experience in helping people successfully recover from ketamine abuse and the physical and psychological damage it’s caused – and we can help you, too.

dual diagnosis

We aim to make our admissions process as simple and clear as possible. Our dedicated team is always here to help 24/7.

Professional Burnout

We co-ordinate treatment for people suffering with mental health conditions as well as substance abuse disorders.

Our programmes are all-inclusive, meaning you can leave your worries at the door and focus entirely on recovery.

Effects of Ketamine Abuse

Ketamine can have significant side effects, which are more acute when the drug is taken in high doses or over a long period of time. These include:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Involuntary muscle contractions
  • Slowed breathing
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Disconnection from their identity or body
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Difficulty learning or thinking
  • Amnesia/ memory impairment
  • Delirium
  • Urinary tract issues


Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Ketamine Rehab in Thailand

The Dawn Ketamine Rehab Thailand is Known for Its Friendly Community

The Dawn is known for its friendly community and small, personal atmosphere. Here, you’ll never be judged – you can feel safe to be yourself, share your story with others and lean on your counsellors and peers for support. Our high staff-to-client ratio means you’ll receive all the personal attention you need. Unlike at larger rehabs which sometimes house over 100 people at a time, you won’t feel like a number. We see the whole you – and we’ll make sure your treatment plan is personalised accordingly so you get the most out of your time with us.

Why Inpatient Ketamine Addiction Rehab

While outpatient addiction treatment is helpful in some situations, inpatient treatment offers the highest level of support, and is the most effective option for those seeking real, lasting change. In residential treatment, every day is filled with activities dedicated to advancing your recovery progress, from one-on-one counselling to experiential groups to therapeutic recreational outings. And, your usual stresses and distractions will be minimised, giving you all the time and space you need to focus on your healing process.

How Our Ketamine Addiction Treatment Works

Our intensive treatment programme is personalised to suit your specific needs, and consists of several key components: detox, counselling and wellness therapy.

Ketamine detox is not necessary for everyone – withdrawal may not be an issue for those who have stopped using long enough that their symptoms have subsided. Upon arriving at The Dawn, you’ll receive a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine your level of dependency and whether or not you need detox. If so, you’ll do so at our state-of-the-art onsite detox centre under the watchful care of our experienced medical team. Once your body and mind have stabilised, you’ll be ready to begin addiction treatment.

After detox, your treatment will focus on addressing your core underlying issues, so you can start to regain control of your thoughts and feelings without the influence of substances. You’ll learn what led you to use drugs in the first place, how you can prevent your drug abuse and how to handle life’s ups and downs using healthy coping mechanisms. Your treatment plan will include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT)
  • Non-religious 12-Step support groups

We also offer integrated treatment options for people with co-occurring mental health conditions.

Your treatment plan will include a variety of holistic wellness services, designed to give you the necessary tools to maintain a balanced, happy and drug-free life after treatment:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Spa and massage therapy
  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Art therapy
  • Muay Thai

During your stay with us, you’ll have full access to our gym, swimming pool and leisure spaces so you can make the most of Thailand’s peaceful atmosphere and sunny weather in your downtime.

If you’re physically dependent on ketamine, your first step will likely be ketamine detox. Not everyone requires this phase of treatment — this will be determined during an initial assessment prior to starting your treatment plan. We have a comprehensive medical detox facility onsite, so you can complete all stages of treatment in one location and easily transition from detox to therapy. Our centre is fully equipped with modern medical technology, and our medical staff are available at all hours.
After detox you’ll move on to addiction treatment, where you’ll stay in comfortable, private accommodation while working through an intensive daily programme. In this stage, we’ll focus on the underlying causes of your addiction using our own Twin Pillars approach. This unique approach to treatment combines evidence-based and innovative therapy and a complementary wellness regimen to ensure our clients have the best possible chance to maintain long-term recovery, sobriety and generally healthy living.

Ketamine Addiction Treatment in Beautiful Thailand

At our beautiful riverside facility in the countryside of Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. This puts you in an optimal mind-set for treatment, and provides just the setting you need to gain some perspective on your addiction and its role in your life. There are plenty of activities nearby, so you’ll have the chance to experience some of Thailand’s amazing food, culture and eco-adventures on weekends.

A Day at The Dawn

We believe in healing the whole person. You’ll receive intensive therapy, but meditation, relaxation, movement and recreational activities will all play an important role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn:

07:00: Morning yoga / cycling
08:00: Breakfast
09:30: Process /  trauma group
10:50: Tai Chi or circuit training / cardio
11:30: Focus group 1
12:30: Lunch
13:30: Focus group 2
14:30: Individual counselling, massage
18:00: Dinner
19:30: Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30: Rest & relaxation
22:00: Bedtime