Hope Rehab Centre

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Hope Rehab Center Thailand
Hope rehab logo.png
LocationSi Racha, Chonburi, Thailand
TypeResidential Rehab for Addictions
WebsiteOfficial website

Hope Rehab Center is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Si Racha, Thailand.


The Hope Rehab Center was founded by Simon Mott and Alon Kumsawad in 2013.[1] Mott had previously worked at The Cabin Chiang Mai rehab centre, serving as that facility's head counsellor[2] and manager.[3] In late 2014, musician Pete Doherty was treated at the facility. After his time there, he launched the Peter Doherty Hope Initiative to provide funding for other patients at the center.[4] The center is part of a trend of medical tourism,[5] attracting many of its patients from overseas.[6]

Facility and programs[edit]

The Hope Rehab Center is located on a seven-acre estate in Si Racha, Thailand[5] near the Gulf of Thailand.[6] It contains 35 beds and is licensed by the Thailand Ministry of Health, the United Kingdom's Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners, and the U.S.-based Association for Addiction Professionals.[1] The center uses modern and holistic rehabilitation methods[4] and treats a variety of drug, alcohol, and process addictions.[6] Methods include a twelve-step program, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and engagement in health and fitness activities like yoga, swimming, pilates, tai chi, and others.[5] Meditation, sessions of recovery coaching, intensive counselling, and periodic tourist outings are other activities that patients may engage in. The length of the program varies from short-term stays (30 days)[6] to longer-term stays (60 to 90 days or more).[1][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Mann, Britt (24 November 2018). "Should Kiwis go to south-east Asia for addiction treatment?". Stuff. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ Michaels, Sean (13 November 2014). "Pete Doherty returns to Thai rehab centre". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  3. ^ ""I counselled Pete Doherty and Cat Marnell… addiction is a great leveller"". Southeast Asia Globe. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b Wolfson, Sam (7 January 2015). "A Look at Pete Doherty's Time at a Thai Rehab Facility". Vice. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Rebella, Joeanna (12 July 2015). "Cleaned up, and cleaned out". Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d Weekes, John (27 October 2016). "Kiwis seeking drug rehab treatment overseas". Stuff. Retrieved 7 June 2020.