Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike a cold or a broken bone, research has confirmed that addiction is a chronic brain disease which lasts a lifetime. 

However, it is understood that long-term programs are associated with higher long-term success rates and these extended programs give recovering addicts more time to focus on the issues that are fuelling their addiction. Get in contact with us today to find out more.

The Philippines is an archipelago made up of more than 7,000 islands and Metro Manila in the northern island is the most populous with an estimated 13 million people. Generally, the country is safe for tourists as long as they stay away from areas of conflict in Mindanao. The war on drugs of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems to have subdued the rate of drug related crime activities. An overwhelming majority of Filipinos agree with his policy.

It is recognised that addiction is a brain disease. For this reason, the Australian Taxation Office is allowing early access to some of your superannuation funds on compassionate grounds. We can walk you through this process. Contact us for details.

Board and lodging and your treatment are inclusive of the cost of rehab. However, pocket money for incidentals, personal items, emergency medical or hospital detoxification and excursions are not. Contact us for details to obtain our information pack.

Since August 1, 2013, Australian passport holders are allowed in the Philippines for 30 days without a visa provided there is a return ticket or onward travel ticket and passport validity is more than 6 months.   (

Extension of visa for medical or valid reasons can be obtained on arrival or within the 30 days. We can walk you through this process and assist. Contact us for details.

Yes, you can. Depending on your treatment plan, we normally recommend a complete ‘retreat’ from the world you leave behind particularly during the first month of your program.

We will send you a complete packing list in our information dossier as soon as you register for admission.

We have an admission and induction process, which involves an online assessment as the first step. For as long as there is a clear intention to recover and the addicted person is 100% committed, permanent sobriety is then possible.

Absolutely! At Affordable Rehabs, we have a strict Privacy and Confidentiality policy. See our Privacy Policy page.

We can certainly assist you with this as well. As a rule, Australian passport holders can stay up to a maximum of 36 months in the Philippines with visa extensions. See :

We encourage family support and on the proviso that you are ready to interact with them, we will assist in this process as well.

We have a nurse on duty at the rehabilitation centres and the Hospital and Medical Center is only 10 to 30 minutes away .

Get in touch with us today if you’re ready to turn your life around, take this journey, get away from your environmental triggers and allow us to help you focus on the most important thing… you, your health and your future.

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