The Edge

By The Fix staff 08/24/17

The Edge breaks the mold when it comes to gender-specific addiction care in an exotic locale. 

The Edge
Location : 220/12 Moo 3, Tambol Saluang Amphur Maerim, Chiang Mai Thailand 50330
Phone : +66 52 080 711
Price : $14,000 (28 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

The Edge is a gender-specific residential addiction treatment facility for young men located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Treatment includes detox with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), 12-step meetings and dual diagnosis support along with holistic elements. A unique part of treatment at The Edge is the emphasis on physical health and intensive Muay Thai Boxing and triathlon training. The Edge is a part of The Cabin Group, which has its own treatment model known as “Recovery Zones.” This method uses evidence-based approaches and intensive physical fitness modalities to aid in recovery.

Facility and Meals

The Edge is a 12-bed residential treatment facility that offers private bedrooms for each client furnished with king sized beds and private bathrooms. Clients stay in a large house on private, secluded campus surrounded by mountains. Included is an olympic size pool, expansive outdoor patio and game room, laundry and maid service.

All meals are chef catered with fresh, local ingredients in the Thai style of cooking, and prepared to the highest nutritional standards. If clients aren’t fond of the Thai style, they are permitted to make specific meal requests.

Treatment Protocol and Team

The individualized treatment programs at The Edge typically last between 30 and 90 days. During intake clients are assessed to determine the level of care needed, and if detox is a necessary step. That process usually runs from three to seven days before moving into the regular residential treatment schedule.

The programs generally break down to two group sessions a day and individual therapy twice a week. The Edge has on-site AA and NA meetings and also offers transportation to meetings off campus. Therapeutic modalities include CBT, DBT, EMDR and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Relapse prevention, coping skills, relaxation and managing stress are integrated into treatment as well.

There are specialty treatment options available that include trauma-informed care and medication management for co-occurring disorders. The staff of The Edge includes a psychiatrist, psychologist, LADCs, LPCs, nutritionist, yoga instructor and residential support staff.

 Bonus Amenities

An essential part of treatment is experiential. Clients go on extensive adventure excursions to hike, rock climb, go white water rafting, archery and zip lining to name a few. And in addition to the boxing and triathlon training, clients have a regular yoga practice.


The young men who come to The Edge for treatment can expect luxury accommodations and exceptional programming. The innovative focus on physical fitness sets this facility apart from others and traditional approaches like CBT and the 12-steps ensure a well-rounded experience. The Edge breaks the mold when it comes to gender-specific addiction care in an exotic locale.

The Edge

220/12 Moo 3, Tambol Saluang

Amphur Maerim, Chiang Mai

Thailand 50330

+66 52 080 711
[email protected]

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