Bali and Thailand – the preferred escape for Australians wanting cheap dental work and plastic surgery – has now become a destination for ice addicts wanting rehabilitation.
Seasons, Bali's largest facility in Umalas near Seminyak, is reportedly experiencing a similar trend while Sivana, the island's newest and smallest clinic set up by a Kiwi, has only had Australian clients.
The centres charge half, even three times less than private rehabilitation in Australia, which can reach costs of $30,000 a month. The Cabin charges $12,900 for its 28-day program while DARA costs $10,000 for four weeks.
"The cost is quite prohibitive in Australia and we see a lot of people travelling simply because of that," The Cabin's Cameron Brown said.
"The situation is untenable that parents and relatives are forced to expatriate their loved ones to an overseas jurisdiction to get what in effect is medical assistance," Mr Biondo said.
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