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The River is a world-class rehab center that seamlessly combines state of the art facilities, internationally trained therapeutic teams, and world-class hospitality services. Set in an idyllic location near the rolling hills of Chiang, Mai in Northern Thailand, you are invited to embark on the process of recovery at our safe and secure facility nestled along the serene banks of the timeless Mae Ping River. 

World-Class Treatment Services

The River brings together an unparalleled full service treatment experience and world-class service and amenities at  affordable prices. Our fully licensed rehab center goes beyond the minimum standards and we pride ourselves on the fact that we attract some of the best professionals in their field who are supported by a top notch onsite nursing team who are avialible 24/7.

Additional services include: 

Tick Icon  Caring & Compassionate Substance Abuse Counselors

Tick Icon  Internationally Certified & Trained Therapeutic Team

Tick Icon  Exclusivity & Privacy with A Staff-to-Client Ratio of  2:1 

Tick Icon  Safe, Comfortable & Stylish Accommodations

Tick Icon  Mindfulness & Wellness Therapies  

Tick Icon  Latest Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Modalities

Tick Icon  World-Class Food & Nutrition Component

Tick Icon  Physical Fitness Activities & Culturally Rich Odyssey Adventures

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We built our facility from the ground up in 2009 with a single-minded focus of being the best in the industry. These are the major components we offer in our efforts to give you a superior treatment experience.

Holistic Treatment Model

We incorporate a holistic approach that encompasses the full spectrum of the human needs to aid in your recovery.

In addition to our core treatments rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the 12-Steps, we help you develop the skills needed for living that goes beyond the sobriety.

Along with group and individual counseling, we offer Mindfulness Training often in the form of yoga and meditation and Physical Fitness Training to create stamina and strengthen your willpower.

Nutrition & Cuisine

The River is the first and only recovery program in Asia with a focus on food, and we use it as a catalyst for change to empower your long term recovery.

We believe that health and nutrition are vital and we have a diverse 6-person culinary team that serves a-la-carte Western and Asian cuisine that is nutritionally beneficial while being both visually appealing and tasty.

Produce is locally sourced and organic whenever possible and we are sensitive to dietary restrictions including gluten-free, halal, vegan or vegetarian. Our integrated dining service team, nutritionists and chefs deliver the best cuisine that is tailor made to aid in your recovery based on your specific dietary needs. 

We have partnered with David’s Kitchen, Asia’s top awarded restaurant, to make sure that the quality, taste, and the service is always top notch and never sacrificed just because you are in treatment.

Nutrition & Cuisine

The River is the first and only recovery program in Asia with a focus on food, and we use it as a catalyst for change to empower your long term recovery.

We believe that health and nutrition are vital and we have a diverse 6-person culinary team that serves a-la-carte Western and Asian cuisine that is nutritionally beneficial while being both visually appealing and tasty.

Produce is locally sourced and organic whenever possible and we are sensitive to dietary restrictions including gluten-free, halal, vegan or vegetarian. Our integrated dining service team, nutritionists and chefs deliver the best cuisine that is tailor made to aid in your recovery based on your specific dietary needs. 

We are a partner in  David’s Kitchen, Asia’s top awarded restaurant, to make sure that the quality, taste, and the service is always top notch and never sacrificed just because you are in treatment.

Facility & Environment

The River is the longest standing, purpose-built, private addiction treatment facility in Asia. Thousands of people just like you have passed through our facility over the years to be treated for addiction.

We own and privately operate our world-class riverside facility which allows us to continually enhance and customize our program to best fit your needs and maintain our standards as one of the best and most effective addiction treatment centers in Thailand.

Health & Wellness

Rebuilding the body and calming the mind is an essential part of long-term addiction recovery.

Our Personal Fitness leader and our Mindfulness & Yoga instructor are some of the most experienced professionals in their respective fields in Chiang Mai, combining more than 30 years of experience. 

No other fitness instructor has worked with more addicts in treatment and our yoga instructor has more direct therapeutic yoga training experience than anyone else in Thailand. We avoid short-term trends and passing fads and focus on stable and proven techniques to aid in your recovery.

Health & Wellness

Rebuilding the body and calming the mind is an essential part of long-term addiction recovery.

Our Personal Fitness leader and our Mindfulness & Yoga instructor are some of the most experienced professionals in their respective fields in Chiang Mai. Combining more than 30 years of experience. 

No other fitness instructor has worked with more addicts in treatment and our yoga instructor has more direct therapeutic yoga training experience than anyone else in Thailand. We avoid short-term trends and passing fads and focus on stable and proven techniques to aid in your recovery.

Medical & Nursing

Our Primary Care Physician and Head Nurse have more than 50 years of combined experience and are associated with the prestigious Thanyarak Institute, Thailand’s first drug-dependence treatment facility that is part of the Thailand Public Health Ministry.  Dr. Kanok remains the Addiction Physician of Thanyarak Chiang Mai and Nurse Suphanat early-retired from the same institute, both joining us in May 2017.

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