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Information for social workers, mental health specialists and medical professionals

At The Edge and within The Cabin Group, we are committed to ensuring that your patient receives the highest quality of care. Our own team is led by one of Thailand’s most prominent addiction and behavioural health specialists, psychiatrist Dr. Suttipan Takkapaijit. Our 24-hour medical team is fully dedicated to the patients’ treatment and recovery, and The Edge’s resident clinical psychologists assist in the referral and assessment process.

Our holistic treatment approach was developed by program director Alastair Mordey, a counsellor and renowned speaker and innovator in treating youth addiction, particularly through the use of cardio training and adventure sports. His work was a key influence in forging the current direction of drug treatment policy in the UK, where he began his career more than 15 years ago.

The Edge’s senior clinicians have been trained in multiple disciplines within counselling and psychotherapy, from EMDR to Gestaltism to psychodynamic therapy. They are also specialists in treating substance abuse, food disorders, sex and gambling addiction, and steroid abuse.

Where Are We Located?

Surrounded by jungle on the outskirts of northern Thailand’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai, our inpatient centre provides distance from the triggers of patients’ everyday lives. Our luxury, resort-like facilities and attentive staff ensure that our clients have a restorative and stimulating space in which they can focus completely on their own recovery.

What Do We Offer Our Clients?

The Edge provides a variety of therapies, including:

  • Small group counselling
  • One-on-one counselling
  • EMDR
  • CBT
  • Nutrition consultations
  • 12-Step Model
  • Sport training: swimming, cycling, running, rock climbing, horseback riding, etc.
  • Meditation, for the development of greater mindfulness

Every patient at The Edge is assigned a primary therapist who also works with their family and referring professional. Our dedicated partnerships team assists with accurate and timely reporting to all referring healthcare professionals.

In some cases your patient might have unique needs that require special attention. Please call ahead and speak with an admissions coordinator to determine if The Edge can accommodate your patient’s specific situation.

Once your patient is admitted you will be able to work with us closely to monitor their progress.

All patients admitted to The Edge must undergo a routine assessment process designed to help us provide them with the most appropriate care. This includes identifying issues in advance such as co-occurring disorders and pre-existing medical conditions. The assessment can be carried out remotely, at an Intensive Outpatient Programme, or in partnership with another medical professional.

The Edge is proud to offer a variety of follow-up treatment options for patients who complete our programme. This includes six months’ enrolment in an online video aftercare course, managed by an outpatient therapist, as well as structured living arrangements to help ease the transition to returning home. Other participants have gone on to become members of our athletic teaching team, using what they learned to help other young men in trouble.

In referring your patient to us, rest assured that we are committed to taking every precaution necessary so that he receives the highest level of care as he begins this stage in his path toward recovery.

Referring a Client


For more information about referring a client to The Cabin, please contact our Relationship Manager using the details below or simply fill in the short form and we will be in touch.

Tanya Godbeer

Head of Outreach
The Cabin Addiction Services Group
T: +66 (0) 98 750 1010

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