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.