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Private Drug Rehab in Bali
Affordable Alternative to Treatment in Australia

Fighting drug addiction is an enormous challenge, but the right resources and support can put recovery within reach. By attending a high-quality drug rehab in Bali, you’ll receive the care of experienced counsellors and therapists, as well as calm and supportive environment for battling each craving as it comes.

With all kinds of substance addiction causing widespread health issues around Australia, openings at publicly funded rehab facilities in Australia are now in short supply. Waitlists have been known to take up to 6 months, as treatment professionals become swamped by demand. The high price of private alternatives has therefore led many to seek treatment overseas in convenient locations such as Bali.

World famous for its beautiful landscapes, Bali provides an affordable and scenic setting for private drug rehabs. The island’s serene beaches and relaxing environment can help keep your mind away from self-destructive habits, as you undergo myriad evidence-based and alternative therapies.

What should you expect at a drug rehab in Bali?

When entering an inpatient programme, you will receive focussed care from professional therapists in a quiet setting. Very often, drug rehabs in Bali are staffed, run, and owned by Australians, making for an easy transition into organised care. Most rehab facilities on the island have fewer than 15 beds in total, allowing each client to benefit from personal space and a tailored approach.

What’s more:
For those seeking out the best drug rehab in Bali, a single-client facility can also be arranged – although such solutions will understandably be at a higher price point.

The intensity of the clinical programmes and therapies depend on the programme you choose and the preferred methods of each centre. Recovery programmes last for a minimum of 28 days, but may go for 60 days, 90 days, or even longer depending on the speed of your recovery. Other options, such as day treatment in outpatient facilities, are also available depending on your needs.

Do Australians attend rehab in Bali?

Rehab facilities in Bali often cater directly to clients from Australia and New Zealand. As such, addiction counsellors in these rehabs have a strong affinity for, and experience with, treating clients from Down Under. The relatively small size of these rehabs allows for a more familial environment, and a home-away-from-home feeling.

How much does rehab cost in Bali?

Particularly when compared to its private equivalent in Australia, the typical drug rehab in Bali will cost relatively little. As an affordable rehab destination, treatment in Bali usually costs between $7,000-15,000 per month, with luxury options ranging from $15,000-30,000 a month.

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Rehab options offered in Bali

Although treatment programmes tend to vary from centre to centre, you can expect drug rehabs to offer one or more of the following:

Inpatient treatment

By delivering 24/7 care, inpatient treatment ensures comprehensive support and observation to facilitate recovery. Most clients – particularly those with more severe addictions and/or a co-occurring disorder – will find inpatient care the most suitable primary care option for a lasting recovery.

Private treatment

A small number of rehabs in Bali offer single-client inpatient treatment. These programmes are highly comprehensive, as the entire centre’s team is dedicated to the care of one individual at a time. For that reason, these programmes are considerably more expensive than standard treatments.

Continuing care

This type of structural intervention refers to ongoing support which is given to clients who have already completed their residential rehab programme. As an extension of standard treatment, continuing care enhances the psychosocial functioning of recovering addicts, helping them effectively re-integrate into society. It significantly correlates with the overall success of addiction recovery efforts.¹

Secondary treatment

For those who require a longer support system and extra recovery time, secondary treatment offers a variety of valuable options. These usually come in the form of sober living arrangements, and similar types of support to help clients stay on the path toward lasting sobriety.

Treatment approaches to drug rehab in Bali

Research shows that residential programmes are more effective when paired with alternative interventions such as group counselling, life skills training and recreational activities.² Drug rehabs in Bali therefore use a combination of approaches within each treatment programme. These typically include the following:


Before registering for a programme, an addiction expert will conduct an initial (and confidential) consultation over the phone. The next part of the assessment begins once you have arrived at the centre, as you undergo a mental and physical assessment performed by an onsite doctor. A mental health checkup will also be conducted by an onsite psychiatrist or psychologist.
One important goal of these assessments is to reveal any underlying mental health issues or other disorders you may have, allowing the facility to customise your treatment programme to fit your needs.
Accommodations at alcohol and drug rehabs in Bali similar to those villas found at a holiday resort

Psychological therapy

Therapy and counselling for drug addiction normally revolve around evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This approach, as with most others, can be delivered through both individual and group settings. CBT helps you overcome negative thought patterns, deal effectively with triggers, and replace feelings of helplessness with positive mental responses.
In combination with CBT, psychotherapists may often include additional therapies such as trauma treatment, stress management, and life skills training, along with recreational options to improve physical conditioning.

Drug detox

Drug addictions, particularly those that are more severe or long-lasting, often bring about intense withdrawal symptoms when use of the drug is discontinued. A detox programme provides round-the-clock medical assistance during this initial period, and can be facilitated either through inpatient treatment or via qualified local hospitals. These programmes use medication to make the experience as safe and painless as possible.

Integrated treatment

Very often there is a correlation between drug abuse and other serious disorders. Research shows that 42% of those who struggle with drug addiction also find themselves fighting a co-morbid physical disorder.³ Preliminary assessment allows for a treatment approach which combines drug addiction recovery with treatments of underlying disorders. For those suffering from co-occurring disorders, this type of integrated treatment has proven to be essential for long-term recovery.

12-step programmes

Based on the idea that recovery is a lifelong journey, this effective recovery model sets out 12 steps to guide recovering addicts away from the use of harmful drugs. Many rehab centres in Bali encourage clients to attend these community-based programmes in addition to their in-house treatment services. Although the 12-step programme has its origins in religious-based principles, secular alternatives are quickly becoming the norm in bali.

Recreational activities

Private drug rehab in Bali benefits from a variety of unique island activities such as surfing, hiking, and island touring. These activities let clients get refreshed outdoors, helping to relieve stress, anxiety, frustration and anger.

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Do you need rehab for drug addiction?

Drug addiction stems from the compulsive use of substances that have harmful effects. Over time, substance abuse can lead to distorted thinking that adversely impacts behaviour, personality, and body functions.
That said:
The following is a summary of drug addiction symptoms according to the DSM-54:
  1. Increased dosage or long-term use
  2. Inability to cut down or stop drug use
  3. Spending a lot of time acquiring, using, or recovering from the drug
  4. Feeling cravings and urges
  5. Inability to focus at work, home or school
  6. Continued use despite negative impacts on relationships
  7. Forsaking other activities to facilitate drug use
  8. Using the drug despite physical danger
  9. Ongoing use regardless of its harmful physical or psychological effects
  10. Increased tolerance for the drug
  11. Development of withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug
According to the DSM-5, experiencing two or three of the above symptoms indicates a mild addiction. Four or five symptoms suggests a moderate substance use disorder. Six or more symptoms points to a severe substance use disorder, making the need for treatment even more urgent.

Which types of drug addiction are treated?

The DSM 5 recognises substance-related disorders arising from the use of 10 different drug classes: Alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, stimulants, tobacco, and other / unknown substances. Setting aside alcohol, most drug addiction treatment for Australians focusses on methamphetamines, cannabis, or heroin.

Drug addiction treatments generally include various types of medications and behavioural therapies. Through these forms of evidence-based treatment, the right drug rehab centre can help you break free from substance addiction, letting you return to being a healthy, productive member of your family and society.

Take a first step

Every journey begins with a first step. For further information, check out  alcohol and drug rehab options in Bali or reach out to us directly. Always remember that battling drug addiction is far easier when you have the right guide to get you started. Although the road ahead may not be easy, we are committed to making your journey the smoothest it can be.


Joshua Rosenthal
  1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5). American Psychiatric Association. <>
  2. Evans, B., & Bingham, C. (2007). Completion of treatment and continuing care. In Drug and alcohol treatment guidelines for residential settings (p. 19). chapter, NSW Department of Health. <>
  3. Evans, B., & Bingham, C. (2007). Treatment. In Drug and alcohol treatment guidelines for residential settings (p. 15). chapter, NSW Department of Health. <>
  4. Copeland, J., Rush, B., Reid, A., Clement, N., & Conroy, A. (2000). Patterns of Substance Use Disorders in Australia. In Alcohol and other drug treatment: predictors of outcome and routine monitoring systems (p. 8). chapter, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. 


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