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Siam Rehab previously Serenity Rehab Thailand from 2014 to mid-2018. Due to increasing confusion with the many rehabs in various countries which have the same name Serenity, we now operate under the name Siam Rehab.
Founded on Koh Samui – May 5th, 2014
Move to Chiang Rai – January 2016
Dr. Mark Sukkhosawat appointed Medical Director
Name Changed to Siam Rehab – August 2018
Moved into new Facilities in Chiang Rai – November 2018
Samui, like other party islands in Thailand, is indeed a beautiful location with a variety of excursion options. However, we found many of our clients struggled in being surrounded by such a party scene, especially so early in recovery. We also found that our costs were too high for many who could not afford, but needed and wanted to participate in our addiction treatment programs.
Learning from our history treating substance addiction on the Island of Samui, we began to plan and develop a new treatment center. We wanted to stay in Thailand, as that provides significant cost advantages, and it is where we call home. But we needed something more remote, yet convenient to international airports and medical facilities.
We found a great location in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand. While Chiang Mai gets all the press — and is a world-class tourist destination — this makes it less attractive to us. We need to offer our clients a safe, secure location, conducive to building a strong foundation for their sobriety, and far removed from active party scenes. Also, Chiang Rai provides a cost advantage, furthering our core mission, to make our treatment programs accessible to everyone who wants it.
Shortly after the move to Chiang Rai we began working with Dr. (Mark) Nattapatt Sukkhosawat, MD. Dr. Mark has been practicing medicine for 19 years. He graduated from the University of Chiang Mai Medical School, trained at Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital, specialising in psychiatry and addiction medicine.
Regularly on site at Serenity Rehab, Dr. Mark oversees all medical needs of our clients, as well as detox as an outpatient from his clinic in town, or at nearby Kasemrad Sriburin Hospital. Kasemrad Sriburin is an excellent private, full-service hospital which offers offers emergency, psychiatric, detoxification, and a variety of other inpatient and outpatient specialties. The proximity of excellent medical care was an important determining factor in choosing Chiang Rai as the location for our new treatment center.
By mid 2018, it had become increasingly apparent that the Serenity name was causing confusion, due to their being many Serenity Rehabs in many different countries, nearly all unrelated except in using the same name. While Serenity remains a deep part of the identity of the rehab, a new and unique name was needed to provide a better way of identifying our rehab.
Previously in the early 2010s, Tim Armstrong, an Australian therapist and counselor with 30 years experience founded Siam Rehab in Nakhon Sawan, a respected addiction rehab treatment facility. After a number of years, the rehab was closed and the name Siam Rehab came into disuse.
After a company-wide creative brainstorming and name search, we decided upon Siam Rehab as the name of our treatment facility. Everything else about the program and the team remains the same.
On 06 November 2018 Siam Rehab moved into it’s new 30 acre facility a few kilometres from its previous location in Chiang Rai.
Siam Rehab operated as Serenity Rehab Thailand from 2014 to mid-2018. Due to increasing confusion with the many rehabs in various countries which have the same name Serenity, we now operate under the name Siam Rehab.