Our treatment method, One Step to Recovery™ 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.

One Step to Recovery


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 ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and its relationship with the causation of addiction. The onset of addiction in adulthood is strongly correlated with developmental and relational trauma, with research showing that traumatic experiences should be treated alongside addictive issues, rather than being postponed for treatment as a separate disorder.

Our Approach to Recovery

At One Step Rehab Thailand we apply a number of modalities and treatment methods for comorbid addiction/trauma issues. We strongly believe in the concept of ‘post-traumatic growth’ as a robust and positive way of viewing traumatic experiences, where adverse experiences form a foundation to true strength and wisdom.


Mental, Emotional, and Physical Healing

Somatic experiencing and bodywork form the basis of trauma work at One Step Rehab. Embodiment practices are viewed as being an essential component of our One Step to Recovery treatment method, where we learn to become more aware of our emotions, intuitions, and underlying psychological states.

The One Step to Recovery program for addiction uses a number of body-based modalities including; TRE (Trauma Release Exercises, a ground-breaking approach to trauma processing based on nervous system response); mindfulness meditation (with instruction from Thai monks); 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.

By combining talk therapy and body-based therapies, we are able to treat addiction and co-occurring disorders effectively, providing you with a holistic treatment experience on your personal recovery path.