One Step Rehab Thailand is 100% committed to your recovery. We go the extra mile to give you the best treatment outcomes from our pioneering, holistic program that has been designed from the ground up to deliver results.

The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Treatment

Repeated, unnatural, stimulation of dopamine production through substance abuse damages and disrupts the brain’s ability to function in the usual way.

When you stop using drugs or alcohol at a rehab center for addiction, the brain experiences a dopamine slump. This can lead to feelings of depression, strong drug cravings, low motivation, and mood swings. The depletion of dopamine is considered a high-risk factor for relapse – one where an addict craves the substance that was unnaturally sustaining dopamine levels during active addiction.

Enhancing dopamine levels and eating healthy and nutritious food will reduce cravings and the risk of relapse. As your body recovers during treatment, natural dopamine levels are gradually restored in the brain. A healthy diet is scientifically proven to increase essential neurotransmitter performance, while removing toxins which accumulated in the body during alcohol or drug abuse.

Our One Step to Recovery addiction treatment program shuns unhealthy, nutritionally-poor foods in favour of locally sourced vitamin-packed ingredients. We can however cater to a diverse range of dietry requirements.

Typically, the diet will include:

  • Fresh fish and seafood
  • Lean meat and poultry
  • Plenty of vegetables
  • Most fruits
  • Dairy products including cheese and yoghurt
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Tofu
  • Whole wheat foods such as breads and pastas
  • Whole grains such as spelt, quinoa, farro, and buckwheat
Dopamine boosting meal of vegetables and tiger prawns served at drug rehab center in Chiang Mai

As well as being beneficial to brain repair, our menu has been designed to improve overall health. During the early stages of recovery, addictive behavior can be transferred towards food – with addicts craving unhealthy foods and gaining weight as a result.

The One Step to Recovery program regulates eating patterns, restores dopamine function, and removes the focus away from high sugar and high carbohydrate foods.

Nutraceutical Therapy to Enhance Recovery

One Step’s innovative program to harness the power of Nutraceutical supplements to heal your brain at a cellular level, is underpinned by cutting-edge neuroscience research.

Nutraceuticals can improve your chance of successful recovery and help to restore chemical imbalances in the brain that can exacerbate drug cravings, cause anxiety and depression, and impair cognitive function.

Promoting biochemical restoration within the brain using Nutraceuticals can reduce the often debilitating side effects of chronic substance abuse. As your brain heals, you will find it much easier to deal with the challenges of early recovery.

One Step’s Nutraceutical Therapy program consists of the most effective Nutraceuticals for use in addiction treatment. Our nutritious diet, when combined with our proprietary blend of Nutraceuticals, provide for deep brain healing and increased chances of successful recovery.

Nutraceutical supplements offered to patients of Thai rehab clinic

Outdoor Therapy

Providing a literal change of scenery during residential treatment can help to enhance more traditional therapies. Outdoor therapy provides a new environment and fun activities, allowing the brain to absorb the psychological benefits of being in nature while enjoying the physical benefits of being active.

Outdoor exercise causes the brain to release endorphins, which in turn enhances a sense of wellbeing. Outdoor exercise therapy has been proven to decrease anxiety and lift mood.

We encourage clients to make the most of our beautiful location and extensive fitness facilities by being active every day.

Exercise options at One Step Rehab include:

  • Hiking in pristine national parks
  • Yoga classes for all levels
  • Cycling on-road and off-road
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Weight lifting
  • Playing tennis
  • Ice baths
  • Football
  • Jungle runs
  • Open air Muay Thai (Thai boxing)
  • Personal training in the gym
  • Badminton
Man enjoys cycling at triathlon event in Chiang Mai

The Outdoor Therapy program at One Step Rehab will help you to build strength, improving overall fitness and enhance cognitive function and memory.

Even gentle exercise will help you build up fitness levels if you have been sedentary and inactive before coming to One Step Rehab for treatment. Our qualified fitness experts will craft a personalised fitness plan and work with you to improve your fitness and reach new goals. You will experience better sleep patterns, with reduced anxiety and stress.

The combination of a nutritious diet, Nutraceutical supplements, and One Step Rehab’s Outdoor Therapy program will give you all the tools and the mindset to leave treatment with a new sense of confidence, feeling physically and psychologically fitter and healthier than you may have thought was possible.