Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program

The Lighthouse Bali specializes in a one-on-one individual treatment program as opposed to the typical group rehab model. You will live in your own personal fully serviced villa in Sanur, Bali. During your customized program, which is based on your individual wants and needs, the psychologist and many wellness practitioners provide services in the comfort and privacy of your private villa.

We provide a program of recovery that is specifically tailored for you, your physical abilities and your needs and desires, rather than a one size fits all approach. Our medical and support staff have decades of experience in helping people recover from addictions to alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, crystal meth (ICE), prescription medications (including benzodiazepines) and many other substances.

One benefit of our individual rehab program is that we are flexible while maintaining structure and oversight. Our program director will work alongside you to design your weekly plan based on your needs, wants and abilities. If you prefer yoga to the gym, that is put into your plan. If you do not want to attend 12 step meetings, you do not have to. Unlike most group rehab facilities, we do not take away your laptop, phone or other devices. If you have certain times of the day when you would like to contact family or need to attend to business, this can be factored in your treatment plan, whilst prioritizing your recovery program 

About Us

Our team is a close-knit group that works together to provide a customized program dedicated to your recovery.

As well as our core and flex modules being tailored to your needs, we carefully select the best suited counselors, therapists and recovery team for you.

Our Mission

At The Lighthouse Bali, our mission is to help those affected by trauma, alcoholism and/or other substance dependencies. Our programs are centered around supporting you to understand and embrace a new way of life. We aim to achieve this by providing a comfortable and serene environment through which your tailored program promotes self-worth, acceptance, and personal responsibility. We will help you create a new design for living which extends beyond your time with us, ensuring a life that is both fulfilling and happy. 

Bespoke Premium Primary Program

A tailored program for treating alcoholism and addiction, nestled in a villa just a short stroll from the beach.

Cottage Primary Program

Bespoke program for treating alcoholism and addiction, situated in a villa conveniently adjacent to the main office.

The Custom Recovery System is a two-part program consisting of Flex and Core Modules. Our Client Concierge will conduct a Assessment as part of your intake process to discuss your options of Flex Modules and Weekend Activities. She will meet with you weekly to discuss your progress and make suggestions of relevant modules to help you achieve your wellness goals in addition to your Core Recovery. We have painstakingly developed a wide range of therapies and modalities to fit as many possible needs and goals so that you can have the broadest and most well-rounded recovery experience possible.  

The Core Program

Our Core Recovery Program is the backbone of the recovery process. It forms the foundation on top of which we build framework for a new life, comprised of one-on-one sessions with a clinical psychologist, recovery tools with your Peer Counselor, and Education Modules. We believe strongly in this three part approach to discuss all aspects of addiction and teach tools that will be used for the rest of your life. You become a collaborator with our Clinical Staff and Peer Counselors to ensure the most effective program possible.


In our recovery program you will receive One-on-One therapy with a licensed clinical psychologist 3 hours weekly. This counseling is a deeply effective means of discovering and healing causes and traumas that led to our addictions in the first place. Our international team of psychologists will be a guide and helping hand through your journey of self discovery.

Counseling alone is seldom enough as a standalone treatment for addictions, though when used in collaboration with addiction specific methods, is a potent and powerful tool to give you a firm foundation on which your recovery will be built. This is what makes the Lighthouse and our Flexible Recovery System unique and powerful, pulling all the best resources available and distilling them into a client focused and individual program.

Types of Counseling

Our counselors draw from a number of evidence based therapies in their practice, including cognitive behavioral therapy, schema therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR),
acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness based modalities.

Some of counselors also uses EMDR as a treatment modality specifically to assist people in overcoming and reprocessing simple and complex trauma. They all work from a holistic framework and understand the important relationship between our mental health and physical well being. 

Dynamic Recovery Education

Education Sessions

Our Education Modules were developed in conjunction with clinical psychologists and licensed medical professionals, which bring a new dynamic to addiction recovery. You will have 2 weekly education session with one of our trained educators. Covering everything from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Neuropsychology, these dense topics have been distilled to user-friendly tools that can help anyone.

Discussing topics such as The Addicted Brain, Self-Esteem, Managing Cravings and Triggers, Diffusing Thoughts; highly experienced educators bring practical use to innovative research. Promising you receive the best and most relevant care for your specific journey in recovery.

Recovery Tools

One unique feature of one-on-one care is 24 hour access to our team of recovery coaches and support workers who have all experienced the joy and freedom in recovery.

In our program there are daily recovery tool sessions with our recovery coaches and support workers will include a customized program based on the needs of every individual client.

We have adopted modalities from several different types of recovery programs but for each client we will modify the program to fit in with their unique needs and wants.


Life Coaching

Life coaching is a stimulating and creative partnership that will inspire you to accelerate your personal and professional potential, often exposing untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.

Using creative and innovative tools, you will work alongside your life coach to stimulate a deeper insight into your personal strengths and weaknesses, life goals and emotional make-up, and turn these into sustainable actions to create a more successful and enriched life of success and happiness. 

  • Develops a sense of purpose
  • Self-Awareness and Wellbeing
  • Promotes Manageability
  • Modifies Life Patterns

The core modules are essentials aspects of our  recovery program. These modules remain customizable in the sense that we choose the clinical psychologist, educator, and recovery coach for you depending on your specific needs and wants. 

The Flexible Modules

We understand that one size does not fit all. We all have unique and highly personal experiences that have led us to begin recovery. To this end we have compiled a host of proven therapies and activities. Administered by experts in their fields, you will be provided with the most qualified and effective team to aid and guide you on your journey. This segment of your recovery program ensures you are a collaborator in your recovery, and that you receive the highest quality care possible. Integrating these holistic Flexible Modules with the Core Modules of your program, will solidify a complete and holistic experience. This part of your program will take place throughout your stay and can be customized from week to week.


The Lighthouse is pleased to offer our clients one-on-one private yoga classes to assist in the recovery process. Yoga is an amazing addition to your recovery as it calms the nervous system and works to strengthen, lengthen, and relax tension held in the muscles. Our on-site teacher has studied Neuroscience and Exercise Science in University and is incredibly knowledgeable about the body, breath and mind. By working with you to develop a signature, unique program, your class styles will vary in relation to your energy levels and physical needs.

Yoga challenges the body and mind, promoting strength, balance, and flexibility. By fostering awareness of how emotions are stored in the body, it aids the recovery process. Improved inner communication enhances honesty and effectiveness in outer communication.

  • When moving through the physical postures of yoga, the practice itself challenges strength, balance, flexibility
  • Bringing synergy to the body and mind aids the recovery process by developing awareness to how we hold emotions in the body
  • Greater inner communication makes outer communication more honest and effective

Personal Training

Our PT specialist has over 25 years of experience, specializing in body strength and conditioning, while also being a health and nutritional professional. Each client is consulted with and assessed to determine the best exercise plan that best suits their fitness abilities, long term goals and background. A sound mind is aided with a sound body and regular exercise has been proven to aid in recovery processes both physically and psychologically.

  • Individualized assessment to discover your unique goals and needs
  • Focused, one-on-one instruction
  • Sets a foundation to not only implement while in treatment, but develops a routine to take with you when you return to your daily life
  • There is no one perfect ideal for your body, design and promote a healthy lifestyle that works for you and makes you feel empowered


Bali is known as the “Island of the Gods” but that was before surfboards were invented. Bali is a world class surf destination with accessibility at all levels. If you are an experienced surfer, days can be spent at some of the best high performance waves in the world. If you’ve never stepped foot on a softop we can have you surfing in no time. All with the help of your private coach who is a retired professional from California that spent years on the WSl tour, either to dial in your technique or to start your journey. Welcome to salt water therapy.
  • Bali is a world class surfing destination
  • Individualized, in the water instruction with a professional surfer
  • Open for all levels and abilities, from first-timers to seasoned veterans
  • Learn a new skill that could become a life long passion
  • Learn about being present, and in-tune with nature

Art Therapy

Here at The Lighthouse Bali, we offer creative workshop within Art & Design, Drama, and Creative Writing (including song writing), led and created by our arts practitioner. Creativity and self expression can be an engaging path to self discovery.

Implementing creative practices within both your recovery and everyday life, can positively impact brain function and human behaviour, including reduction of stress, physical pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  • Provides an additional channel for self expression
  • Promotes positivity
  • A positive way to ‘release’ emotions

Nutrional Assesments

Appointments with a nutritionist is available on request. Commonly faced obstacles when dealing with substance abuse include concerns surrounding moods, cravings and sleep, digestive and hepatic health, and overall energy production. A large part of our naturopathic treatment is restoring these factors through creating neurotransmitter health, supporting adrenal health, optimizing gut function and detoxification. All requests must be approved by your recovery team.

  • Part of a full spectrum, multi-faceted holistic approach to recovery
  • Optimizing overall health in the body and reversing some of the damage to the body caused by unhealthy lifestyles and prolonged substance abuse
  • Prioritizing lifestyle changes, developing a nutritional plan you carry forward into aftercare and your life upon returning home


Hypnotherapy involves a therapist guiding you into a relaxed, focused state and asking you to think about experiences and situations in positive ways that can help you change the way you think and behave.  The hypnotherapy process allows the client to relax enough so that the unconscious mind is more open to receiving positive suggestions that can challenge or change deeply held limiting beliefs about themselves. It leads the client into a highly focused state where the client’s own strengths are amplified and brought into agency for positive change.

  • Can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, bad habits, even pain management
  • Is a powerful and effective therapy for a wide range of conditions, including substance abuse, mood disorders, and even chronic pain


Breathing is a physical tool that is often overlooked as we become adults. Regulating our breathing can have a profound impact to our emotional reactions. When we can learn to regulate our breath, we can tune into our bodies and use it as a tool to regulate ourselves. A type of self-soothing. Learning this practice and mastering it allows us more control and awareness of our moods, stresses, and emotional well-being. Life can present triggers in many forms. Social anxiety, stress at work, family gatherings, any number of situations. Breathwork can allow us more intuitive control over our experience in life. 

  • Regulate Emotions
  • Better Blood Circulation, and Lower Stress Levels
  • Enhanced Control of our Life Experiences

We strongly believe that not including a client in their own recovery program is a disservice and doomed to fail. We must take into account the special and unique needs and circumstances surrounding the experiences leading to seek out treatment. No two addicts are the same, therefore their treatment should also be unique. With this in mind, all flex modules are on a request basis. Your recovery team, comprised of Clinical, Peer Counseling, and Operations will determine that requested flex modules are safe and in the best interest of the client based on detox, clinical assessment, and overall willingness will all aspects of the core program. 

More about Alcoholism and Addiction


Alcoholism is one of the most difficult addictions to detect due to the “socially acceptable” view of drinking, and drinking to excess, being the norm in many  regions. More often than not, alcoholic drinking eventually leads to issues in the workplace, with family members at home, and with friends in social settings. Problems due to alcoholism may become apparent to friends and family before the individual is aware of them. Often, alcoholics will go to great lengths to hide the extent of their drinking which can lead to alcoholism going undetected for years.

Common symptoms of alcoholism can include:

  • Drinking more alcohol than planned
  • Inability to cut back or stop drinking
  • Spending an excessive amount of time drinking, being sick, or hungover
  • Experiencing cravings for alcohol 
  • Problems with work, school, or family due to alcohol
  • Continued drinking regardless of the problems for you or your relationships (even after an ultimatum)
  • Stopping or limiting other activities that were important to you in order to continue drinking
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or having a disregard for personal safety 
  • Having memory blackouts due to drinking (periods of time you cannot recall)
  • Progressively increasing alcohol consumption to achieve the desired effect
  • Having withdrawal symptoms from alcohol use including: trouble sleeping, shakiness, restlessness, nausea, sweating, racing heart, seizures, or having hallucinations

Not all alcoholics become 24/7 or ‘daily drinkers’, but one of the common features of alcoholism is the inability to stop or change your drinking behaviours on your own or for extended periods of time.

At the Lighthouse Bali our caring and professional team is  dedicated to helping you overcome your alcoholism, changing your life and becoming the best version of yourself. Reaching out for help is the first step on an incredible journey to recovery.

Please note that our alcohol rehab programs include a medical detox to help you to pass this early stage of your recovery in maximum comfort possible.

Substance Addiction

Substance Addiction takes many names and many forms and can start without a thought or intention of abuse, such as in the case of prescribed medication. Often, the patient does not plan to take more medication than has been prescribed by a medical professional.

An example of prescription medication abuse might be following a major accident or surgery where prescription painkillers are given to help manage the pain. Soon, you’re finishing the medication a few days ahead of time… then a week… and suddenly the pills are gone just days after you picked up the prescription for the pharmacy. The next thing you know, you are lying about losing the bottle, having more pain, you try to get the doctor to up the number of pills in the prescription, you try to fill the prescription at multiple pharmacies, and then, of course, the cycle of addiction has begun.

For others, addiction may begin with an intention to experience a high – or a low – anything to not deal with the daily stresses, underlying fears and difficulties that life throws our way. Using substances easily escalates and while no-one has the intention to become an addict, once the cycle of addiction has taken hold, it is often too difficult to break without help.

 Some common signs of substance addiction include the following:

  • Using prescription drugs in a non-medical way
  • Being dishonest about your using
  • Being arrested for anything drug related
  • Increasing drug dosage to get the same high as before
  • Mixing drugs or switching drugs or drug types to get the same high as before
  • Family or friends mentioning your drug intake
  • Drug use impacting on your work or education
  • Losing friendships or relationships due to using
  • When not taking drugs, obsessing over obtaining them or when you can next use
  • Committing criminal acts (theft etc) to support buying drugs
  • Financing drug purchases has become more important than other financial commitments e.g. rent, utilities
  • Feeling physically sick or experiencing other withdrawal symptoms when you stop using
  • Feeling ashamed or guilty about your drug using
  • Thinking that you cannot cope or enjoy life without drugs
  • Abandoning commitments, hobbies and other activities that you enjoyed previously in order to use
  • Black outs or unconsciousness
  • An inability to stop using or an inability to stay stopped for any period of time
  • Continuing to use despite negative consequences
  • Overdose

Substance addiction caries a component of withdrawal. Many addicts report using more and more simply so they do not have to experience the symptoms of withdrawal. This causes the use to increase incrementally, as well as more and more frequently, often rising to dangerous levels. At this point, overdose becomes likely, and the drug use suddenly controls the user. 

No matter where on the scale you are finding yourself, two things are certain. One, no matter how much you are using and where on the scale you are, it will eventually get worse. Two, there is help and a way out.  Recovery is possible for everyone – no matter how high or low your ‘bottom’ is. 

At the Lighthouse Bali, our caring and professional team is  dedicated to helping you overcome your addiction, changing your life and becoming the best version of yourself. We provide a program of recovery that is specifically tailored for you, your physical abilities and your needs and desires rather than a one size fits all approach. Our medical and support staff have years of experience helping people recover from  addictions to alcohol, marijuana, heroin, morphine, Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, cocaine, crystal meth (ICE), Xanax, Valium, other prescription medications, benzodiazepines and many other substances. Reaching out for help is your first step on an incredible journey to recovery.

Please note that our substance addiction rehab programs include a medical detox to help you to pass this early stage of your recovery in maximum comfort possible. 



We understand it can be a daunting experience to travel to another country and if this is on your mind, reach out to us. We offer complete door to door services where you will be picked up from your home by one oof our friendly and professional team, who will fly with you to Bali and assist you with anything you need along the way.