Read The DARA Rehab Reviews- Looking At Overseas Rehab Resorts

DARA Rehab reviews – anyone suffering from alcohol or drug addiction issues would be well advised to take a long look.

What is DARA?

DARA is the leading international destination for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and recovery in Asia; in this article, we talk about Dara rehab reviews and what past and present clients have to say. Enjoy!

Its founders have personal experience of the recovery process and are passionately committed to offering luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation through effective addiction treatment programs that are accessible to anyone who requires such help.

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Such services are also eminently affordable and a 4-week residential stay at one of their 2 establishments in Thailand has been subsidized to the tune of more than 60%. Such a stay now starts at just US$ 4,995 as opposed to US$ 15,000.

Where exactly are these luxury rehab resorts?

As mentioned, these inpatient rehab resorts are in Thailand. The first is in the charming rural Thai town of Chanthaburi, known as the ‘city of the moon’.

The second is their flagship location which is situated on Thailand’s second largest island: Koh Chang (Elephant Island).

What is offered?

Those reading DARA Rehab reviews will find extensive information on both rehabilitation resorts here. Brief highlights include:

DARA Chanthaburi:

This luxurious establishment employs 20 full time staff which includes 5 internationally certified therapists. It offers personalized four, eight and twelve week rehabilitation programs based around their trademarked “Steps to Recovery”.

This is a 12 step based treatment program that is governed by Integrated Treatment Model (ITM). It is a modality that combines physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects through a variety of individual and group orientated activities.

DARA Koh Chang:

Their flagship location combines an intensive rehabilitation centre with a luxury hotel. It employs 50 full time staff which includes 15 internationally certified therapists. It also offers four, eight and twelve week rehabilitation programs.

These programs are exclusively based around the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment philosophy governed by ITM. This modality also combines physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects through a variety of individual and group orientated activities.

There are a variety of luxurious accommodation options at both establishments and the DARA Rehab reviews praise this accommodation as well as the luxurious and comprehensive facilities both offer.

Check Out This Dara Rehab Client, Chris from Australia, and what he had to say.


There are a myriad reasons why those with drug and alcohol addiction problems should choose DARA. Here are just 6:


The professionalism of their staff is unquestioned. This is proven in the fact that that only full-time internationally certified addiction and mental health counsellors who are experts in their area of specialization are employed.

This is backed up by DARA being a member of the long-established National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).


The beautiful settings of the 2 luxury rehab resorts and the facilities and treatment methods offered are second to none. Everything is in place to ensure you are as relaxed as possible and ready to face what will undoubtedly be a tough period of your life.

Such an ambience and setting is completely conducive to giving you the best possible chance of kicking your habit and staying clean for the long term.


Not only is the cost of a stay at DARA Rehab amazing value, it also has to be pointed out that they are an in-network provider for many of the leading medical insurance companies. DARA has a streamlined process of admission which allows the client enrollment process to run smoothly.

Their insurance experts will guide clients through the admission process, thus avoiding time-consuming and frustrating pitfalls in determining insurance coverage.

Strict but fair rules:

Any rehabilitation centre worth its salt needs to have strict but fair rules in place. When reading and watching DARA rehab reviews you will quickly see that an eminently sensible rules structure is in place.

Such rules and regulations will be clearly explained to clients. Once understood and agreed then arranging a stay and treatment can begin in earnest.

Prompt, individual and personalized treatment:

DARA Rehab does not have long waiting lists for client admission. They believe it is vital that those suffering from addiction should be treated in as timely a manner as possible.

They also treat clients on an individual and personalized basis. Everyone is different and every addict has their own personal situation and issues to deal with.

The DARA team of counsellors and medical professionals will treat each individual as just that: Individual.

Respect and ongoing aftercare:

The founders and staff at DARA believe mutual respect is a fundamental requirement if a person suffering from drug or alcohol addiction is to succeed in their ultimate goal of getting clean and staying clean for the long term.

This mutual respect will be built up during a client’s stay, and it will not end upon departure. Another vital cog in fighting and beating addiction is aftercare.

When you read various DARA Rehab reviews you will see that flexible, sensible aftercare options are offered.

This is yet another reason why DARA Thailand should be your first and only choice for rehabilitation no matter how deeply entrenched your current addiction is.


  • Ray

    April 18, 2016

    Dara was excellent for me. Really aided my recovery (which i had already started a few months before). The location was fantastic and the staff very helpful and friendly. Would recommend this to anyone seeking a luxury rehab in Thailand. I have now been clean 2 years!

  • Anonymous

    April 25, 2016

    As of this writing, I am 156 days clean and have returned to DARA for my refresher program after having being in treatment at DARA for 9 weeks late last year.
    So, I came to DARA following 10 years in active addiction with illegal and controlled substances
    ;a 6 month spiral with a cocktail of drugs and alcohol abuse; and hitting a rock bottom after a suicide attempt. I was also formally diagnosed with ADHD and Bi-Polar II disorder which I had been questioning due to my addictive state and circumstances at the time of diagnosis.

    Having been through the DARA program, I will be categorizing my review as follows:

    I found the program at DARA to be very helpful for me. The structure from the morning until the afternoon is what I had been lacking for quite some time, and gave me a feeling of purpose and motivation in my recovery. There was also just enough personal time to myself in order to reflect on my situation and get to know my peers.

    Group therapy
    and Psycho-educationa groups
    Group therapy in DARA was one of the core aspects that aided in my recovery process. It was in group therapy that I began to explore myself while gaining a sense of being understood and understanding with my peers and counsellors. Psycho-educational groups i.e. topic groups
    Before coming to DARA and attending these groups I really had no idea what addiction meant to me. It was in these groups that I learnt about addiction and how to stay clean.

    Work with my Counselor and Clinical Team:

    My counsellor, Gem, went above and beyond her call of duty and made me feel as though she genuinely cared about me as a person. I felt as though she was able to put into words what I could not express myself and gave me many ways to target and work on my barriers. Gem helped me challenge the diagnoses I came into DARA with. She escorted me to Manarom hospital in Bangkok 3 times to see a psychiatrist there, and put together a case for me by having my medical records sent over from Australia. Gem was very thorough in her analysis of my diagnoses and case against their validity; and as hoped my diagnoses were fully dismissed. In addition we worked on my self-esteem, depression, constructed a relapse prevention plan and recovery plan. The clinical team provided professional support and great insight into my addiction and recovery process.

    Food and accommodation
    The food in DARA was delicious. Ranging greatly form meal to meal I always looked forward to eating.
    Accommodation is second to none. I stayed in both Koh Chang and Chanthaburi and loved my villa and room, it definitely is comparable to staying in a resort or a 5 star hotel. Daily cleaning of my living space as well as having my laundry done for me was also a pleasure and one less thing that I had to worry about.

    DARA Family online network and Aftercare Support Since leaving DARA I have been in touch with Gem and have felt supported and connected throughout my whole process up until now.
    I am also still in touch through online media with my peers.


    DARA is without a doubt the reason why I am able to remain clean after discharge. I walked away with knowledge, support, friends for life, and a motivation to work on myself in a way that I did not think was possible before. I don’t even have the words to express how much my time at DARA means to me in my life; and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity to begin my recovery with the DARA family.

  • Esha

    May 16, 2016

    I came to DARA not knowing what to expect and in just the few days that I was there I felt myself being transformed –and I was not even a client there! Just a supporting wife of my husband (who was the client). DARA is going a great job and Gem especially is a gifted healer. She connects with her clients, imparts the message of the program very well and overall makes the transition toward healing as painless as possible. Gem was compassionate and professional in helping me de-stress as well. Thank you Gem.

    Also a big thank you to TJ who went out of her way to take us to the Gems Market. It was very kind of her and much appreciated. Thank you TJ.


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