This page gives you a brief overview of what a client’s treatment journey will look like at The Beekeeper House. We hope it provides you with the information you need, however, if you have any further questions for us, please feel free to contact us, and we will happily answer any questions you may have.
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Addiction and mental health disorders have traditionally been separated from mainstream medical treatment, but that dynamic is rapidly changing. Compared to even one decade ago, more psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychotherapists, and other allied professions have become more active partners in helping their clients and patients find suitable treatment.
Navigators and peer recovery specialists have also helped those with these conditions to find prompt, effective care. Thanks to increasing awareness about the impact of addiction and mental health conditions on society’s function, more professionals are willing to help guide their patients and clients toward the best available treatment options.
This page is intended to assist professionals to make effective referrals for their clients seeking treatment for mental health issues, which are defined as the co-existence of an addictive disorder and a mental health condition. Co-occurring disorders are important to identify since the simultaneous presence of addictive and mental health conditions greatly affects a client’s overall prognosis, as well as the treatment outcomes for each individual condition. The presence of addiction makes mental health treatment more challenging, and vice versa.
The Beekeeper House Thailand is an integrative health-focused recovery centre that specialises in the joint treatment of addiction and mental health disorders. The treatment approach at Beekeeper weaves together ancient Eastern philosophy with evidence-based mental health and addiction recovery techniques, creating a mindful, connected tapestry for healing and growth.
What to expect
Uncomplicated substance use disorders that are mild to moderate in severity can often be addressed by a series of primary care, psychiatric or therapist visits. The same is true for a low-severity mental health compromise. However, when a mental health condition and a substance use disorder coexist, targeted speciality care is recommended by most authorities in these health domains.
If you and your client have decided that treatment for both a substance use disorder and a mental health condition is necessary, you can initiate your referral by contacting The Beekeeper House. You can do this via telephone, email or by filling out our contact form and one of our friendly team members will contact you as soon as possible.
The Beekeeper House offers sensitive, culturally competent, personalised assessments of your clients’ and patients’ treatment needs for co-occurring disorders. It offers flexible, dynamic, evidence-based treatment that emphasizes integrative care and promotes self-efficacy.
Staffing at the Beekeeper House follows rigorous practice standards, ensuring that your patients and clients will receive high-quality medical and mental health care. The treatment team at the Beekeeper House uses internationally accredited and licensed psychiatrists, and therapists.
Meals are prepared by a nationally renowned chef who trained as a nutritionist. The medical director has been licensed by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. The treatment team prides itself on being excellent communicators with patients, with each other and, when appropriate, with our clients’ support network.
The Beekeeper House is located in the province of Chiang Mai, surrounded by the serenity of Northern Thailand’s mountains and waterfalls. The area is home to ancient temples and is magnificently verdant, making this setting particularly conducive to physiological, emotional and spiritual recovery.
When clients arrive, they are assessed by our treatment team, along with members of our partner hospital, for their needs for medical detoxification. Uncomplicated detox is performed at the Beekeeper House. If a client’s detox needs are more active, detox takes place at the partner hospital, with the client returning to the Beekeeper when medically stable.
Group Therapy & Recovery Activities
The Beekeeper offers comprehensive staffing and round-the-clock care. Nursing support is available for clients 24 hours per day, Physicians see clients for initial evaluation and for regular follow-up during treatment, and a medical professional is always on call. Each client is assigned a therapist, and each client participates in group therapy and a range of other recovery activities.
Since the length of treatment is positively correlated with increased abstinence and better quality of life, The Beekeeper House highly advises a minimum stay of 35 days in treatment at our centre. This length of treatment allows clients to achieve more physiologic stability, internalize their new therapeutic tools, and develop healthy routines.
With 35 days of treatment, clients get ample opportunities to develop trusting bonds with their treatment team and can create sustainable spiritual practices. However, clients' needs can vary, and we recognise that stays might need to be longer and our programme has been developed with the 90 days being an optimal period of time.
How We Work
Inclusive and affirming therapy is the mainstay of a client’s recovery efforts at The Beekeeper House. Through the development of trust and mutual cooperation with our clients, we help them develop extensive understanding and personal insights into the thought and behavioural patterns that lead to problematic outcomes. Patients develop a connection with their inner lives, gain self-awareness, and establish the accountability needed for the development of healthy behavioural patterns.
The Beekeeper House uses a comprehensive and eclectic approach to therapy, offering elements of many types of therapeutic models. These include psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, somatic work & other approaches with demonstrated efficacy. All of these modalities are linked by a commitment to empathy and a focus on compassion for all of our clients.
Empathy & compassion are the pillars of the therapists’ curriculum here at Beekeeper. All of our experienced therapists use a thematic approach to group therapy work, where each series of sessions has a specific focus. For example, one week you may focus on relapse prevention, followed by another week’s group sessions teaching about self-compassion, diversity & inclusion. This approach allows therapists to provide clients with practical feedback that connects to their lived experiences.
These therapeutic approaches were both developed by experienced, qualified & accredited mental health professionals from around the world. They also stem from time-honoured Eastern traditions of mindfulness, self-perception and cognitive awareness. These therapy modalities have the strongest evidence for their effectiveness in creating long-term recovery from co-occurring disorders & in facilitating better functioning in clients who apply them in their lives.
The Work Begins
The Beekeeper House offers tailored detox programmes as a fully licensed detox centre and accredited rehabilitation centre in Thailand. Our clients are then fully medically evaluated and cleared before commencing their residential programme at The Beekeeper House. Our Medical Director determines a client's detoxification needs on a case-by-case basis. This can vary in length, depending on individuals' specific requirements.
The Beekeeper House is the centre where our residential programme is provided. Set in stunning gardens, our bespoke Thailand rehab centre has been designed with recovery & restoration in mind. Each part of the centre caters to our client's needs to create a safe and conducive environment to ensure they can enjoy the serenity of the mountains and forest and access the city's amenities. This includes award-winning medical care at our partner hospital Bangkok Hospital in Chiang Mai, and a wide array of activities to engage in during downtime.
The Beekeeper House is where much of the work begins, however, when an individual leaves our care, there's still more work to be done to ensure our clients are able to safely and happily continue their journey in life & thrive. Much of the preparatory work is undertaken whilst the client is at The Beekeeper House. However, support & aftercare are critical to ensuring success when bridging the gap back into life after being part of the residential programme. We offer ongoing support both in Chiang Mai for those who wish to remain here after their stay and links to our global support networks.
Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information about our service.