At Holina, we understand that that when it comes to a long-term successful recovery, addiction treatment in residential rehab is only the beginning. But it’s such an important beginning!.
It’s time to get back to yourself.
The Holina Rehab vision is that anyone and everyone who wants to change their life and can make the journey to us in Koh Phangan will discover for themselves, their best path back to themselves.
By incorporating whatever spiritual, therapeutic, cognitive and holistic transformation they discover under our guidance, their healing may come to create long-lasting, positive change for themselves and the greater global good.
Holina is both a pioneering residential rehabilitation center for addiction and depression, as well as a holistic healing retreat for emotional, behavioural, and spiritual growth. Holina, back to yourself.
We understand the very nature of addiction. We understand the very nature of addiction because we’re in personal long-term permanent recovery from our own addictions.
After working with many addicts and addictions for years, we have come to develop our own unique method of treatment that successfully and smoothly combines both eastern and western attitudes of addiction and holistic treatments into a comprehensive modality, that genuinely serves our long-term recovery ahead.
Addiction is considered a physical, mental, and spiritual illness. We treat the physical side with detox and continued abstinence. We treat the mental side with talking therapies, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the 12-Step program.
And we treat the spiritual side with our holistic treatments and activities that bring us closer to our emotional, conscious, and subconscious selves.
At Holina, here in beautiful Koh Phangan, we are surrounded by some of the world’s greatest holistic healers as well as addiction practitioners. It’s the perfect merge between the 2 sides of successful treatment. Our original approach is commended and supported by the media, researchers, and consumers themselves.
NLP – Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) – pseudoscientific approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy designed specially to renew and refresh ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.
CBT/DBT– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Dialectical Behaviour Therapy provides a person-centred approach designed to suit you as an individual
12 Steps – A practical guide to meaningful life through applying spiritual tools in every action throughout the day.
Mindfulness – mindfulness is a meditation based on evidence successfully used to deal with anxiety, depression, CPTSD, and other emotional health disorders that mainly occur with addiction.
Successful treatment begins with a decision to change and continues with a mindset overhaul to bring you into a new way of thinking, upon which we can change our lives, habits, values and focuses. It’s a whole new way of life; a journey deeper to yourself and your view of the world. Back to yourself.
Here at Holina Rehab, on our small peninsula, surrounded by the jungle, with our private golden sandy beach, multiple swimming pools, gym, sauna, ice bath, etc in complete confidentiality, so you can relax and rediscover your passion whilst you redesign your future, just the way you want it, no longer driven by compulsion or need to serve your addiction.
Our well-designed air-conditioned bungalows fit most budgets, with expansive sea and horizon views, sunsets you will never forget, fully catered spaces including relaxation areas, meditation, and yoga salas, complexes for personal or group tasks, sauna, and spa services, and plenty of space to feel free. Furthermore, our team are dedicated, determined, and highly experienced professionals who have been carefully selected to serve you.
Most of our Rehab Team are in personal recovery themselves. proving that our recovery plan works and giving you personal evidence that peace of mind is attainable to all. We promise you that your stay with us at Holina Rehab will be life-changing and you’ll remember it fondly for the rest of your life.
2 solutions for different challenges, in the same location with separate programs of change.
Holina serves as a therapeutic and rehabilitative channel for various addictions, depression, emotional challenges, and behavioural health.
The Holina Rehab works around the 12 Step program of recovery, blended with talking therapies, coaching & counselling, holistic healing, mindfulness including the Inner Walk, wellness and other emotionally stimulating practices.
The Holina Retreat uses the principles from the 12 Step program to assist with emotional and behavioural challenges and utilise the full holistic, counselling, and coaching efforts that the rehab has at its disposal. Furthermore, holistic treatments and other mindfulness, wellness and spiritual practices are utilized.
Holina is staffed by professional therapists, doctors, psychologists, 12-step instructors, and experienced and diverse staff, emphasizing personal care plans that are largely unique for each patient. We support a combination of Oriental and Western therapeutic approaches including NLP, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Meditation, and the 12-step program that has proven itself in 124 countries around the world and saved the lives of many millions of individuals and their families worldwide. We believe this program is essential as it reveals the fears and struggles of the individual and frees them up to clear themselves for their future, and back to themselves.
The program also subconsciously touches on destructive behavioural patterns, allowing them to part with limiting beliefs and disconnect from the familiar environment. Trauma also plays a part in someone’s negative development and we use emotional release techniques to disconnect and disengage the power of the traumas and learned behaviours or coping strategies.
We are proud to be able to offer the perfect retreat for you to come and recharge, rejuvenate and relax, whilst you transform yourself even further through our holistic therapies and personal growth sessions.
Whilst Holina began as a residential rehab for addictions and depression, we noticed that many enquiries came to us from people who didn’t have any debilitating addiction or depression struggles, yet they had a yearning for something within themselves that needed unleashing. They identified with the Holina tag “Back to yourself” and they knew we could help them, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
So, using the holistic therapies we already feature at Holina, and creating a program that more specifically serves people’s emotional and spiritual wellness, we launched Holina Retreats to serve our residents’ emotional and spiritual wellness requirements.
Because of the extraordinary success of our Inner-Walking meditation as well as our strong and varied holistic team, crossed with our beautiful resort on the gorgeous Island of Koh Phangan, in the Gulf of Thailand, Holina Retreats have captured the interest of our residents, long before they even arrive.
Holina retreats have a considered and varied schedule, that provides you with an opportunity to explore yourself, whilst enjoying the company of others along the same self-seeking path – back to yourself.
Permit yourself the gift of serenity and allow us to serve you with comfort and peace of mind whilst you get back to yourself.
Holina’s holistic approach brings to life a broad and healthy view that meets the 6 primary human needs – certainty, significance, variety, love/connection, growth and contribution.
At Holina, we use this framework to provide a solution to the full range of addictive symptoms, while investing in the most beautiful location for recovery you’re likely to find in Asia and beyond. with the highest quality and prestigious rehab facilities available.
We have a wide selection of accommodation options available when you stay at Holina Rehab, Koh Phangan. We believe your environment and the people around you can make a big difference in your treatment and your overall well-being.
Please enquire about the pricing structure of 24/7 medically managed detox, supervised by Doctors and nurses, licensed as an inpatient hospital on the contact form below.
Holina’s holistic approach brings to life a broad and healthy view that really meets the 6 primary human needs – certainty, significance, variety, love/connection, growth and contribution.
At Holina, we use this framework to provide a solution to the full range of addictive symptoms, while investing in the most beautiful location for recovery you’re likely to find in Asia and beyond. with the highest quality and prestigious facilities available.
This, combined with some of the world’s leading addiction specialists are some of the key components that lead to our client’s long term success.
The Holina therapeutic program is a combination of physical, cognitive, mental, behavioural, emotional and spiritual functionally alongside practical socially supportive activities and learnings.
Miss C from Manchester, UK had previously experienced rehab for her addictions within the UK, and sadly had relapsed back into her drug addiction and challenging behaviours shortly afterwards.
We are looking to recruit 2 experienced 12 Step Counsellors or Practitioners, to complement our team at Holina Village, Cyprus.
We request that you have the desire to relocate and work on this gorgeous island in the Mediterranean (Greek side), and have a passion for helping young adults struggling with addictions and other behavioural health
We are seeking someone who is looking for an immediate start (or at least by the end of March 2023). You would need to be competent and confident as well as good-natured and patient, working in a multidisciplinary team and having lots of fun.
If this is whispering or calling towards you, then we would love to receive your CV & bios via email.
Holina Village is a safe and contained space designed for young people from the age of 16 to 26, who are choosing to deal with their addictions.
Specialising in healing our emotions and expanding our spirit through our beautiful retreat in Koh Phangan.
Holina Rehabilitation Services are also available in Europe at our new Holina Youth Village in Cyprus where we welcome the younger generation who have addictions and more commonly online and behavioural addictions. We also cater for the corporate and business world with our Spiritual Retreats at our forthcoming location on Koh Phangan Island.
If the substances you consume, or your behaviour or attitude is getting you into trouble or having a negative impact on your life, The River Rehab may be an important option for you to consider. Not only will we provide you with the tools that you need, but we will also give you access to customized levels of treatment that will enable you to literally reinvent your life.
We treat the disease of addiction, which incorporates all substance dependencies, including alcohol, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, ketamine, heroin, methadone, Subutex, morphine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, psychedelics, ecstasy, solvents, and legal (prescribed) medication addictions, as well as other process and behavior addictions such as sex, love, gaming, gambling, internet or technologies, shopping, food, exercise and co-dependency. We believe that addiction is a disease of the mind, from which we can recover, one day at a time.
We are a residential rehab experience, with a minimum of one month commitment. People are not permitted to come by and visit or look around unless an appointment has been made. This is to protect the privacy and the space for our residents and to keep them safe. We are not a day care facility or outpatient service. We only serve those people looking for a fully immersive experience.
Our minimum commitment is 4 weeks. Even considering that it’s possible to overcome an addiction with any long-lasting effect for any shorter period is simply unrealistic, and likely unethical. Whilst our minimum commitment is 4 weeks, many, probably most of our residents stay 6 to 8 weeks and some up to 12 weeks (the full program length).
We will discourage this until after week 9. Whilst it may be nice to think that your family are supportive and want to encourage you, it’s a huge distraction from treatment for the individual, and our collective observations (in other facilities) are that in over 66% of these visits it leads to disruption, early self-discharge, and often relapse. That said, please know we’re a treatment centre driven by your success and we do know that your success is significantly improved when family members are engaged in their loved one’s recovery. So if you would like to organise either a zoom call with your family and your primary therapist, or an actual family visit on site, we would encourage this towards the end of your treatment experience.
We appreciate that you will be away from your loved ones for fairly long periods of time, and that connection to them is important. Sometimes work or business calls are important to you. We will always find ways to help you facilitate these relationships. We have super-fast internet, and all the bedrooms have Smart TVs running You Tube and Netflix etc. However, it is our policy to remove you from your digital devices for the first 2 weeks of treatment, whilst you settle in. Most of our resident genuinely appreciate this break from their devices, but if you ever have anything important to attend to then we’ll coordinate that for you. After 2 weeks, you can use your phone and laptop in your room outside of scheduled structure and groups, so we ask that they’re handed in during the day and that you use them during the evenings.
Yes you may. Whilst we’d love to encourage you to quit whilst youre with us, we acknowledge that many people still smoke So you may smoke on the balcony of your room, or in the dedicated smoking sala in the lounge area.
Koh Phangan is a warm climate all year round. It is typically in the low to mid 30s*c / low 90s*f during the day, and at night it rarely goes under 23*c / mid 70s*f Sometimes it rains, usually for up to 30 minutes, which serves at cooling down the air. Occasionally it may rain for longer periods (typically in October or November), though this doesn’t interfere with treatment particularly.
Pack as if you were coming on holiday to a tropical paradise island in Thailand – which, of course you are. Summer style clothing is recommended (light shirts, T-shirts, shorts, comfortable shoes, sneakers, flip flops / sandals, etc, light, breathable clothing and swimwear for the pool and the beaches. Most of us wear underwear, shorts, T-shirts / Tank Tops / Vests, sneakers, sandals & tongs / flip flops. Active wear for workouts and other fitness activities including swimming, sports shoes, and light wear for yoga. We do physical activities almost every day, so bring a few pairs to allow for laundry times.
There is no need to dress formal or smart. Everything is relaxed, comfort focused and easy going. We have a safe to keep your valuables in, but expensive jewellery and other luxury items are unnecessary. Toiletries: Please bring your own toiletries and hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving materials, basic makeup, hairbrush, etc. Anything you forget we can purchase from local shops.
Medications: You are allowed to continue using your doctor-prescribed medications while in rehab, but please do bring proof of your prescription. Please keep all your pills in the original packaging so that they are not to be unauthorized narcotics.
Kindly do not bring the following: Alcohol or drugs: It might seem self-explanatory, but some clients may try to sneak in a last-minute hit, fix, pill, can, bottle, etc. Your bags and belongings will be searched when you arrive at Holina. Alcohol or drug paraphernalia: This includes anything that advertises or glorifies the use of alcohol or drugs. This should also include items that display support for criminal acts including terrorism, sex, gambling, or other negatively perceived notions that could upset other residents.
Weapons: There is absolutely no need to bring any knives or weapons with you to Thailand or to treatment. They will be confiscated and destroyed. Toiletries that contain alcohol: Leave any alcohol-based products at home, such as certain mouthwashes, nail polish remover, perfumes, and aerosols.
We have 2 main Chef’s (supported by 2 other Thai chefs) – a Meat focused one and a Vegan Chef. You can advise us of any of your specific dietary needs and we can manage them. We’re used to having people with all types of needs. Nothing unusual there.
Our prices are all inclusive and dependent upon the style of room you choose – shared, single occupancy or private plunge pool villa. You can view our prices here
We don’t have any hidden costs, though there are some costs that should be aware of. We pay for any psychiatric assessments and other mental health professional visits. We ask you to pay for anything non detox or mental health related, including your medications.
We also ask that you have travel or medical insurance in place before you come to us. This is really for any non-detox or psychiatric related problems, like if you fall over and break your arm, or some other uncalculated trip to accident and emergency.
We don’t pay for your flights to and from Koh Samui Airport (USM), but we do cover the cost of getting you from the airport to Holina and we will pay for your return to the airport unless you check out against clinical advice. Typically, our clients spend between US$50 and $75 per month on personal items, such as snacks, sodas, cigarettes, some toiletries, etc, but it’s not necessary to spend any more. Even gift buying on this island is relatively cheap compared to the rest of the world.
At this time, residents of most countries around the world are able to come into Thailand and achieve a visa upon entry. We will advise you on this process. It’s very straight forwards.
If you extend your treatment and need a longer visa then we will swallow this cost for you.
Currently, having COVID vaccines make life much easier for entering Thailand. If you do not have your COVID vaccines then you will be asked to take a PCR test and pay for it at the airport.
Watch our Monk Prah Olarn (Unlimited Smiling Monk) present an introduction to the Inner Walk Meditation offered at Koh Phangan and the Holina Rehab Resort. The Inner Walk has supported thousands of visitors to increase their presence and mindfulness.
Sunset dinners at Holina on Fridays are a special time. We reflect on the past week and plan some exciting weekend activities around the island. Our chefs love to surprise us and make everyone indulge in culinary delights.
Art Therapy with Umporn Jiaranai the founder and Creative Director of an Art school “Art Issue” which focuses on creative art for children and adults. We provide fun, joyful, and unforgettable learning experiences through our art classes.