FAQs

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Why The Reserve Bali?

An untreated alcoholic mind is an overactive negative feedback loop that resides in a constant state of worry, fear, anxiety, dread, remorse or morbid reflection at the conscious and/or subconscious level.  An alcoholic or drug addict simply cannot and will not experience sustained peace, clam and happiness until the alcoholic mind is healed.  The Reserve focuses and heals the alcoholic mind where other conventional rehabs consistently fail.

Why is The Reserve different from Other Rehabs?

The Reserve has focused on everything conventional rehabs do incorrectly and corrected the shortcomings.  First and foremost, conventional rehabs are run as profit centers and charge a whole lot of money for very little service and the services offered are generally cookie cutter and, at best, ineffective.  They employ the corporate philosophy of profit over people, detox and do the bare minimum, collect their money, give their residents a Big Book and direct them to the nearest AA meeting.  What is even more disconcerting is that most rehabs place both adults and children on tons of medications that numb their rehab patients and rob them of the joy of living because they are relaying upon medication to their job for them (i.e., they fail to address and heal the alcoholic mind).  Placing addicts and alcoholics on 3, 4, 5 different medications without a proper diagnosis (which cannot be made during a detox process of the first 60 days of abstinence) does not heal the alcoholic mind and simply places a band-aid over a festering abscess that gets worse.  This is why the relapse rate is so high with US and Western drug and alcohol rehabs and treatment centers.

What is life like at The Reserve Bali?

Amazing!  Life Changing.  Fun.  Adventurous.  Healing.  Insightful.  Meaningful.  Fulfilling.  AN alcoholic and/or drug addict needs to heal and enjoy living.  Regular treatment centers are depressing, glum and boring.  The Reserve is exactly the opposite.  Live in paradise, enjoy all the activities paradise has to offer and experience true life worth living in one of the most healthy, beautiful and spiritual communities in the entire world.

Why Bali?

Many people who suffer from substance abuse cannot or do not want to receive treatment near where they live, or even in their home country. Travelling away for treatment is appealing because it allows individuals to put space between them and the environment that stimulated addictive behaviours. The natural spirituality of Bali can seem like a lifeline.

Will there be time to enjoy / relax and explore the area?

We adamantly believe that the key to long-term sobriety is creating a life you love to live. That begins with having fun and developing a sense of adventure.


At the Reserve Bali you can choose from a huge range of activities, including surfing, diving, boating, arts and crafts, gardening, trekking through the jungles, mountain biking, experiencing the spiritual essence and culture of beautiful Bali, the list goes on.

What Should I Bring?

  • comfortable clothing for 7-10 days (laundry services are provided to help refresh your clothing throughout treatment)

  • toiletries

  • appropriate footwear

  • exercise clothes/shoes

  • swimsuit

  • a journal

  • prescription medications in original bottles

  • any paperwork in relation to your medication as discussed during pre-admission

  • Passport

  • travel adapter for Indonesian power sockets (2 pin)

  • copy of your travel/health insurance policy

There will be be opportunities to purchase items whilst you are with us so there’s no need to panic too much about what you pack, we will help you to ensure that you have all you need whilst you are with us.

Will I Be Met At the Airport When I Arrive in Bali?

Absolutely. Our VIP customs clearance team will meet you the moment you step off the plane, and bring you to an air conditioned lounge while we process you passport and baggage pickup.  When that’s all done, they will escort you out of the terminal where one of our staff will be there to greet you and bring you to our treatment centre in air conditioned transport. We also have sober companions that can accompany you on your trip here.