One Step to Recovery

Our treatment method is brought to you by the founders of The Cabin Chiang Mai. One Step to Recovery™ is a treatment system that utilises CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Fitness, Mindfulness meditation and principles contained in recovery oriented mutual aid groups like SMART recovery and 12-Step derived programs.

Treatment Phase 1

During the first phase of the One Step to Recovery program, clients learn to develop an understanding of the neuroscience of addiction and how certain regions of the brain are affected by addictive behaviors. You will create ‘mind-maps’ to present to your counselor and other members of the group, which will detail personal experiences of addiction.


Treatment Phase 2

Phase 2 involves clients using CBT and other therapies to get an understanding of distorted thinking, developing healthy personal boundaries, and factors that commonly lead to relapse and a return to addiction.


Treatment Phase 3

In the third phase of treatment, you will explore the concept of Stages of Development. Many treatment centers teach that ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and relational trauma cause addiction. However, this is misleading because most people with traumatic events in their past do not become addicted. Addiction is more likely caused because of an inability to adapt to significant life events like trauma. Therefore we need to restructure the way that we think and feel about those events using CBT, bodywork and other modalities.

Our Approach to Recovery

At One Step Rehab Thailand we apply a number of modalities and treatment methods for addiction and co-occurring conditions like depression and anxiety. We strongly believe in the concept of ‘post-traumatic growth’ as a more robust and positive way of viewing traumatic experiences. Many treatment centers focus on the negative aspects of trauma, whereas we believe that those adverse experiences can form a foundation to true strength and wisdom.


Mental, Emotional, and Physical Healing

The One Step to Recovery program for addiction uses a number of body-based modalities including; breathwork and mindfulness meditation; Fitness (with yoga and therapeutic techniques; and demanding physical activities such as Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) or Hiking in national parks – all of which is suited to individual fitness levels in the form of manageable steps – and under the supervision of trained instructors.