We have a full weekly program, utilising all the best components of CBT, The Minnesota model and Mindfulness meditation techniques. Our program is following what is widely accepted by the medical and addiction community worldwide as the most effective way forward. Ours is a modern holistic approach to recovery and comprises of the following elements of treatment models. You will have learned a lot about your addiction in primary treatment but here you will put into practice all you have learned whilst still having the support of self help groups and sober coaching sessions.
- The Minnesota Model, also known also as the abstinence model. Using modern bite-sized workshops to breakdown the 12 step program with easier language to enable better understanding form our varied client base.
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) widely used in addiction treatment, challenging negative self talk, managing triggers, managing negative feelings and challenging behaviours not conducive to recovery.
- Mindfulness Meditation has it’s home in SE Asia but is now used around the world in dealing with cases of depression, anxiety and PTSD. It has now become respected as an effective evidence based tool in the field of addiction treatment for managing cravings, gaining healthy sleep patterns and the ability of calming thought processes that could possibly be negative to recovery.
Upon arrival clients are expected to be drug and alcohol free and take part in all aspects of the program which will give a daily routine and structure to their newly found freedom. The program is not as intense as that of primary treatment but is the next step in finding and making your own program for when you get home. Clients are also encouraged to build a program of their own whilst here and any help they may need in doing so will be made available by our dedicated staff.
Sea Kayaking and Water Sports
We are located right on the coast with beach access meters away. So we try to encourage group water sports. The house has its own Kayaks, wakeboard and water ski equipment. We also have the added bonus of our very own power boat for such activities. These can be carried out either in your free time or as an organised group exercise. Finding new hobbies for recovering addicts/alcoholics is very important. So why wait start now and have fun whilst doing so.
Joel came to us for three months after doing three mont
I had been to rehab a few times before but had always relapsed soon after leaving. I knew I needed to do something different this time, so I came to Hope House. It was a crucial transition that helped me practice the tools I picked up at primary treatment in real life situations. I learned how to deal with various triggers and cravings. I learned how to live with discipline and self-motivation.
I had smashed myself to pieces for years with heroin addiction. When I got clean I had crippling anxiety and low self-esteem. But with the help of the sober house I’ve rebuilt myself and my life. I have been clean for more than a year now. I’m happy and confident and live a meaningful, rewarding life.
I loved the program here because it has variety and the staff are incredible. The sober coaching here was great. I had always been skeptical of the 12 Steps, but working through them with the staff here has given me a better perspective on life, myself and others. Combined with exercise, mindfulness meditation and CBT, which has helped me challenge my negative thinking, I got a really solid foundation in recovery here.
I liked Bang Sare so much I stayed here after treatment and have built a new life for myself. I found a sponsor locally and I continued to go to meetings and work the steps. I’m so grateful to the sober house for helping me to turn my life around.
Robbie came to Hope House after 2 months of primary treatment still struggling with the concept of the abstinence model of recovery. He had severe anxiety and low self esteem so he decided to come, and committed to spending two months with us. He eventually stayed with us for about seven months and is now working as an english teacher, whilst still coming by from time to time and helping others who are at the house. He is without a doubt a classic example of what persevering with long term treatment can actually achieve in your new drug free life.
“When I finished my time at rehab I was still in a bad headspace. I hadn’t changed much. I was still shy, insecure and lacked confidence. I knew if I went home my chances of staying clean were not good.
During my time at the Hope House things started to change for the better. It took me a while to get to grips with the programme but after a few months I had a healthy daily routine and was feeling much better about myself and life in general.
The whole team have helped me tremendously. They have a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to recovery and I’m so glad I made the decision to go there. The difference I felt at the house was that they actually cared about me and wanted to see me do well.
The programme they offer really does work. The sober coaching was vital to my recovery and they helped me see how the 12 steps could improve my life. I didn’t really believe in the 12 steps when I got there because I had a bad experience back home. Thank God they helped me see what the programme can offer without scaring me off!
I will never forget my time there. There’s no doubt that the progress I made there has given me the strength the stay clean on the outside. I’m so grateful to the team for what they have done for me. Whenever I needed help they were there for me.”
Chris came to us after completing 2 months primary treatment at a successful rehab in Thailand. He had been quite resistant there and proved to be still a little resistant to the program on his arrival.
Hope House Thailand provided me a wonderful entry into every day life. My backstory is not a good one, I was a heavy poly-substance abuser for 12 years. After failed rehabs and many relapses attempting to get clean on my own, I finally surrendered and truly wanted to get clean. After primary treatment, I knew that I could not go back to my old life and needed to have further support. I simply did not know how to live life without the use of drugs and alcohol. The balanced program provided at the house gave me the tools I needed not only to learn how to enjoy daily life without the use of drugs, but it also taught me how to love myself. Their involvement in the 12 step programs increased my self-esteem and made me much happier with myself. The exercise (spiritual and physical) increased my serenity and physical health to a point that after so much drug abuse, I didn’t think was possible. After 2 months at the house, I decided to extend my stay for one month, and now I have built a new life for myself in Bang Sare. I’m infinitely happier as a person, and am excited about the life that is ahead of me. There was a lot of work involved, but it’s something I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Paul had a couple of failed attempts in rehab before coming to us in the spring of 2016. He was at a loss what to do in order to maintain long term sobriety. He decided to continue with treatment at Hope House. He is now another of our success stories, currently clean and living back home in Australia.
Paul’s Sober house was exactly what I needed to stay clean. Going from 1st stage rehab, home was simply to much of a jump for me, the sober house makes the transition more realistic and makes you feel ready for what life throws at you. Paul has a great setup in Bang Saray and has gone above & beyong to help me stay clean. The Sober house has a perfectly made program & structure suited for preparing me for life on life’s terms. All in all I believe Paul & his staff helped me get to where I am today, I honestly don’t know where I would be right now if not for them, truly grateful.