Searching for a rehabilitation center that will adequately serve you or a loved one’s needs and provide the best opportunity for long-term success in sobriety can be tricky enough without the additional hurdle of traveling. However, what’s true for house hunters also holds true for those searching for a second chance at life: location, location, location!
Traveling for rehab can prove extremely beneficial for someone searching for a new life free of drugs and alcohol. Oftentimes, it is crucial for someone suffering from alcoholism or addiction to temporarily relocate so that they may obtain proper treatment. Addiction is a disease that affects all areas of one’s life; the social and cultural effects this disease has on the lives of addicts can also make it difficult for many to maintain early sobriety in the location of their original substance usage. Those that tend to find themselves in need of treatment often have lived in a home that is contributing to or triggering their substance use. Many do not live in an environment that is even remotely conducive to their recovery. For these reasons and many others, more and more people are choosing to travel overseas to obtain rehab treatment.
When traveling for rehab, it is important to consider the full scope of one’s addiction. Many find themselves triggered by everything in early recovery- from old friends, household objects, and even commercials on television. This is especially true during the earliest days of abstinence when both the mind and body are still in the process of ridding their systems of a particular substance.
In another country or when overseas entirely, someone beginning their journey of recovery is provided the chance to establish a fresh start that is free from both the distractions and triggers that their home environment could certainly provide. There is a multitude of limiting factors affecting one’s decision to obtain treatment locally; choosing to obtain treatment abroad allows you to avoid the hassle of dealing with insurance authorization, eligibility for state and federal assistance, and even exorbitant medical bills.
If the price or availability of treatment locally is lacking, there is a wide selection of services available in Bali, Indonesia that are equivalent to those found in the United States, and for a fraction of the cost. In Bali, there is an influx of westerners seeking treatment for their issues with substances and alcoholism, and one of the most influential factors is the price. In the United States, treatment centers usually implement program lengths that vary between 30, 60, and 90 days; anything longer than 30 days is considered long-term treatment. Rehabilitation in the U.S. costs anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 for a 30 day or “short term” stay in a “luxury” treatment facility. The same length of time in a facility in Bali tends to range from $5,000 for a private inpatient rehab clinic, up to a maximum of $70,000 for a 30-day luxury treatment stay.
With the influx of westerners in Bali, treatment there has been inundated with an equivalent influx of licensed medical practitioners and clinicians from the west who utilize evidence-based treatment modalities, and often have the same educational background as a western clinician. In this crossroads of eastern and western medicine, one can truly find a path that suits their personal recovery needs. Accompanied by the presence of western medical practitioners are holistic treatment plans and professionals, with methodology rooted in an ancient and loving culture. Yoga, acupuncture, massage-therapy, guided meditation, reflexology, hypnotherapy, among countless other examples are but a sample of the variety of tools available to ensure the most successful personalized treatment plan.
Bali, Indonesia has a strong spiritual identity that prioritizes love, kindness and understanding among its citizens, being a largely Hindu population on the island, it is the perfect place to develop a relationship with a higher power which is a beginning stage of the twelve-step model of recovery. Getting out of a tumultuous environment filled with drug or alcohol addiction and entering into an environment of peace and shared prosperity is vital in the long journey to changing one’s world view. As the National Institute on Drug Abuse states, addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior.” As drug and alcohol addiction creates desperation in addicts causing changes in behavior that continue even after negative consequences pile up, a massive change in scenery allows one’s behavior to change for the better. Taken out of the environment filled with triggers and temptations someone is far more receptive to changing negative core beliefs and past negative habits with the help of a dedicated team to ensure a higher chance of success in recovery.
Treatment centers in Bali consist not only of inpatient centers but out-patient services that focus on integrating clients into the community, placing a high importance on a healthy routine that includes socializing, fitness, and community involvement. Bali boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia if not the world, as well as near perfect tropical weather ranging from 68-93F year-round, and a lush coastline that serves as the perfect jumping off point for any adventure. Bali has a large international selection of food choice on the island ranging from Balinese delicacies to McDonalds. Some of the best food in Bali can be found on the carts of roaming vendors, ensuring that no matter where you are, delicious food is sure to find you.
Bali is a fantastic place for rehabilitation. Providing a comfortable, welcoming environment perfect for suiting the varying needs of alcohol and substance addiction afflicted clients. In Bali, world class facilities can be found boasting western educated medical professionals, nurses, therapists and counselors able to properly diagnose and treat addiction in their clientele through any number of modes and methods all at a fraction of the cost of treatment found in more western cultures. Local eastern medicinal styles also play a large role in treatment centers found in this beautiful island of Indonesia ensuring rest, relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit resulting in the best possible outcome of long-term abstinence from the perversion of drugs and alcohol addiction. With the ever present and rising rate of addiction in the United States it’s good to know that there are both affordable and reputable and treatment options in Bali, Indonesia, as well as many other countries overseas.