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Nanaimo, British Columbia

On the East Coast of Vancouver Island is Nanaimo, British Columbia with a population of 106,631 as of 2023. Nanaimo’s biggest industry known to be construction is known to have characteristics which can contribute to drug and substance use among workers. The physically demanding work conditions, the risk of injury, irregular hours, and the high-stress environment all contribute to a coping mechanism that includes seeking substances to manage pain, fatigue, and mental health.

According to the BC Government “at least 2,272 British Columbians lost their lives to toxic drugs in 2022”. Drug induced death is the leading cause of death in British Columbia for those between the ages of 10 and 59, and is more frequently occurring over homicide, suicide, accidents, and natural diseases put together.

According to the British Columbia Coroners Service “74 people died in Nanaimo from illicit drug toxicity in 2022”.

At Start Today Recovery Center, located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is dedicated to providing specialized support to individuals who struggle with substance and alcohol abuse, and mental health struggles. Our range of services include diverse intervention programs, inpatient, and outpatient treatment alternatives, that are specifically customized to help Canadians with necessary support for alcohol abuse and other substance addiction.

Many of our clients at our sober living facility in Chiang Mai, Thailand are from Canada. We help Canadian clients get the proper care they need. Here at Start Today Recovery Center, we offer long-term and short-term treatment for sober living options.

Travelling to get treatment in Thailand has proven to be more cost efficient compared to other countries, significantly enhancing the chance of achieving long-term sobriety. Private addiction treatment centers in Thailand offer immediate access to care avoiding extensive waitlists that are commonly experiences in other countries.

Many of the staff that work in the treatment centres in Thailand are from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, London, USA, and across the United Kingdom. Start Today Recovery Center in Thailand offers outpatient counselling and addiction treatment to residents once they leave the centre and return home to Nanaimo. There is 24-hour medical support with psychiatric care daily, and clients that choose to do sober living in Thailand have a way higher success rate in terms of long-term sobriety, then the clients that don’t.

Thailand is one of the only countries in the world that has a reputable failure to launch youth program from the ages of 18-25 that comes with a full psychological and psychiatric report. At Start Today Recovery Center clients also have an option to do online schooling.

At Start Today Recovery Center, Matt Barnhardt, is a substance abuse therapist who brings valuable first-hand experience with recovery and long term sobriety. His readiness to share personal experience offers residents and their loved ones hope and wisdom as they walk their journey to recovery. Begin yours today.

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Embark on your journey to recovery with Start Today Recovery Center. Our dedicated team is here to provide the support and care you need every step of the way.

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