A Safe Place to Heal
Trauma/PTSD Programme at The Dawn Rehab Thailand

All of us experience unfavourable events during the course of our lives and we usually get through them without any long-term impact. However, several of these events can turn into trauma when overpowering emotions inhibit proper memory processing. Subsequently, traumatised people respond to trauma reminders with emergency reactions that would have been suitable during the initial threat, but are out of place afterwards. These responses may also be emotionally disturbing, confusing and illogical to the sufferer since they do not seem to be connected to past or current events.

World-Class Trauma & PTSD Specialist

Our highly certified clinical team has decades of experience treating all forms of Trauma & PTSD

1:1 Client to Staff Ratio

We offer the highest quality care and service to ensure all clients are well supported.


We offer a structured online aftercare support to provide you with the care and guidance to overcome your addiction.

The Dawn’s unique PTSD treatment in Thailand

In order to provide our clients with the best possible programme here at The Dawn Medical Rehab and Wellness Centre, we provide an integrated treatment model to co-treat addiction and trauma disorders like PTSD treatment in Thailand, along with a programme that focuses solely on treating PTSD.

How is trauma a risk factor for substance abuse?

Trauma and substance abuse tend to co-exist in a number of ways. People who have unresolved trauma may develop drug, alcohol or behavioural addictions to numb their unwanted emotions, which can result in what is known as a co-occurring disorder. Studies show that up to 50% of adolescents with PTSD develop substance abuse issues, and also suggest that PTSD can make it harder for them to stop using.

A person with earlier trauma may experience a range of physical symptoms that cause emotional distress, which may prompt behavioural patterns that regulate the emotions for a short period of time but eventually lead to more suffering. It is vital to recognise the physical symptoms, behavioural patterns and emotional stress associated with PTSD in order to fully recover from one’s past trauma. Receiving proper trauma treatment can reduce the likelihood of relapsing into active addiction.

Our model incorporates:

Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) skills building

Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) yoga

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

The Dawn Rehab’s PTSD treatment in Thailand is led by Rory Magee, Director of Clinical Services and Psychotherapist, and implemented by a team of trauma-trained psychotherapists. Our high level of care and support, along with our beautiful and serene setting, guarantees that those who are seeking treatment for their trauma disorder have a safe place to heal and recover.

We recommend a minimum of 60 days for co-treating addiction and PTSD, and a 30-day minimum for independent PTSD treatment. Independent PTSD treatment in Thailand involves sufficient EMDR sessions to result in significant clinical improvement of PTSD symptoms.


Applications and Efficacy

Repeated studies have found that using EMDR allows people to receive the benefits of psychotherapy that previously took years to have an effect. There have been numerous positive controlled outcome studies conducted on EMDR that show a significant reduction in PTSD symptoms after relatively few EMDR sessions (usually eight one-hour sessions). EMDR therapy is now widely known as an evidence-based Level 1 treatment due to its clinical efficacy in treating PTSD, and evidence of its clinical efficacy continues to accumulate across a broad range of psychopathologies.

What is self-medication of PTSD symptoms?

Many people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) try to numb their emotions by using and abusing alcohol and drugs, which is known as self-medicating. Around 31% of people who have had PTSD have also abused or been dependent on drugs at some point in their life, and around 40% in terms of alcohol. More than half of the individuals who are pursuing addiction treatment experience symptoms of PTSD and use substances like alcohol or drugs, along with other addictive behaviours to self-medicate, block or dull the difficult thoughts and feelings related to the trauma.

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