The rumour and hearsay is that Thailand will be closed for visitors until at least the new year.
The economically devastating virus COVID-19 that has moderate to severe flu-like symptoms has caused a massive upheaval and confusion in governments and health professionals across the world.
Whilst the situation is actually much more positive here on land, no new cases for months now within the country, the same cannot be said the likes of Australia, New Zealand and other neighboring countries like Vietnam where they have experienced outbreaks.
Quarantines For Rehabs Not Likely
It looks very unlikely that the Thai Rehabs which can operate – or haven’t gone bankrupt- will not be getting any special privileges to host themselves as potential quarantine zones. They will be treated like any other “non-essential” business and only allowed to take in customers from around the world when things get back to normal.
Any Hope In Sight?
It’s very difficult to say, I certainly wouldn’t encourage a level of foolish optimism unfortunately. These are very difficult times, I’d urge people to try and work on themselves and put any visits to Thailand way on the back-burner.
This could go on for longer still, governments are trying to save local economies but there have been little victories in getting the world restarted. It could go on for several more years if we’re unlucky or hopefully only several more months.
Mr Dylan Kerr
Bachelors in Clinical Counseling (Hons)
Advanced Certified Addictions Therapist
Member of the British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapist
Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners
HeDip Psychology of Addiction
Diploma in Arts Therapy
Diploma in Transactional Analysis
Dylan Kerr is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist who is qualified in Counseling, Psychology of addiction from Leeds University and Healthcare from Birmingham City University.
Dylan Kerr has been a senior Therapist at the River Rehab, Lead Therapist at Lanna Rehab in Chiang Mai and Head Counselor of Hope Rehab in Siracha. As well as working in Thailand for 7 years, Dylan has also been the on-tour counsellor for the the Rock band ‘The Libertines’. Dylan is now resident counsellor at an Asian rehab.
Dylan has experience of working within the music industry supporting acts in therapeutic needs.
As well as working around the world Dylan has over 13 years experience delivering substance use disorder treatment at various agencies around the UK. He is skilled in motivational interviewing, CBT, RET and guidance around 12 step philosophies.
Dylan has worked with a broad client base and establish the rapport needed to effect change and sustainable progression.
Dylan wishes to start this blog to help educate people on his observations within this field and debate the nature of work in the addictions field.
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