Evidence Based Treatment

When considering a private facility for addiction treatment, it is important to validate the quality of the treatment methods used and the suitability of the treatment facility. The River offers expert addiction treatment at a luxury rehab facility, located in Chiangmai. We deliver evidence-based treatments that are proven to be highly effective in treating addiction and co-occurring illnesses.

The River chooses its therapeutic team based on character, experience and educational qualifications. We select people who have demonstrated a track record of ongoing professional development, and who display a passion and commitment for discovering and applying the most effective and up-to-date treatment methods.

Evidence-based treatment methods (those that have been researched and applied extensively in the global addiction treatment industry) are a core foundation of The River’s treatment methodology.

What Is Evidence Based Treatment?

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treating addiction. As human beings we are complex and multifaceted, and successfully treating a substance dependence requires dialogue, training and development on several different levels. Evidence-based practices are those techniques that have been developed and researched over time that have been proven, statistically, to be effective.

Understanding and treating addiction has come a long way over the past 3 three decades. As a result of the evidence-based practices that are available today, we now have the knowledge and expertise to treat addiction more successfully than ever before. Evidence-based treatments are treatments that are proven to be effective and to work. Therefore, they are a vital part of achieving an individual’s recovery.

The evidence-based practices used at The River are adapted to your unique situation and are extremely flexible.

Evidence Based Addiction Treatment at River Rehab

The River offers a holistic treatment programme. This means that your treatment is designed to help you as a person, taking the totality of your experiences and circumstances into account. The evidence-based practices applied to your treatment work together with other aspects of the program (body and spirit) to achieve powerful results for you and your life.

Our evidence-based treatment programme includes the following addiction treatment techniques:

  • 12 Step Therapy
  • CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • DBT – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • REBT – Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • MI - Motivational Interviewing
  • MET - Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Holistic Programme

Comprehensive Rehabilitation

Safely removing alcohol, drugs or addictive behaviour is only the very beginning of the road to recovery. Addiction is now medically recognised by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a “chronic relapsing brain disease”.

Comprehensive rehabilitation is critical to long term recovery from addiction. It not only helps to safeguard against relapse, but also enables the individual to live life clean and sober, managing their own emotions and affairs without resorting to alcohol, drugs or dysfunctional behaviours.

If you or a family member want to learn more about how addiction recovery works, our Admissions team are available to speak to you now


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