International Representation at The Cabin Chiang Mai Addiction Centre’s First Alumni Reunion Reflects the Rehab’s Global Appeal

 | Thu 20 Feb 2014 11:38 ICT

CityNews – Former clients from as far as South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia

and, of course, Asia flew into Chiang Mai, Thailand; to congregate on the beautiful riverside

lawns of The Cabin Rehab, Asia’s leading addiction treatment centre, for its first Alumni Reunion

after four years in operation.

Caption: International clientele at The Cabin Chiang Mai Rehab Alumni Reunion 2014

The event, which was attended by over 100 former clients, started with morning tea at 10am –

allowing clients to catch up with their peers and counsellors before a welcome speech by

Programme Director Alastair Mordey author of the The Cabin’s highly effective and hugely

successful treatment programme. Three of the alumni then took to the stage to give an update

of their progress in recovery and how their experience at The Cabin had helped transform their


After that there was a joint Group Sharing Session for alumni and current clients to exchange

experiences – which served as great encouragement for clients currently in treatment to

persevere with the programme. This was followed by a graduate ceremony where all former

clients were presented with medals inscribed with the Cabin catchphrase “What’s my part?”.

This is a question that the rehab’s counsellors always have clients ask themselves – so as to

remind clients to examine their actions and reactions because self-examination is an integral

part of recovery. The reunion concluded with a delicious celebratory lunch.

The Cabin Chiang Mai is an exclusive substance and process addiction treatment centre with 50

beds that offers resort-style facilities. To date, it has successfully treated over 750 clients from

around the world with a 96% programme completion rate. Its success is attributed to its unique

treatment model that incorporates a secularized version of the 12 Steps that is culturally

friendly along with a combination of evidence-based psychological techniques such as CBT and 3

Circles – which is administered by a highly experienced team of Western-trained psychiatrists,

psychologists and counsellors.