Support Groups in Bangkok

English-speaking support groups and meetings in Bangkok for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), drug aid, AIDS and more...

Below find information on helplines and support groups for the following:

Alcoholics Anonymous

The AA Thailand website has information about Alcoholics Anonymous meetings throughout the country and in Bangkok, where open and closed meetings are held daily. Refer to the website for meeting times, venues and maps to the locations. All AA meetings are in English unless stated otherwise.

Al-Anon meetings provide support to the family, friends and those affected by an alcoholic in their lives.

Narcotics Anonymous

The Narcotics Anonymous Thailand group provides help and support for those for whom drugs have become a problem and for those that want to stay free of drugs. Regular meetings (some in English) take place at the Evangelical Church of Bangkok and at other locations in Thailand. A Narcotics Anonymous helpline is available 24/7.

HIV/AIDS Support

The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre has been providing treatment and care at the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital since 1985 as well as being involved in many research projects. It is possible for non-Thais to get treatment but a Thai speaker may be needed to help book an appointment. Medical records of previous treatment will be required.

Cancer Support

The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group is a group of expatriate volunteers providing support and cancer education in Thailand. It runs a weekly clinic at the BNH hospital and is dependent on donations and volunteers to runs its programs.

  • At: Queen Sirikit Centre, Basement Level, Chulalongkorn Hospital, 1873 Rama IV Road, Pratumwan, Bangkok                                                                                                            
  • Tel: 02 256 4991-2 ext 1026

Family Support

BAMBI (Bangkok Mothers & Babies International): A volunteer non-profit organisation that provides pre-natal and post-natal advice and support for parents and pregnant women of all nationalities.

BAMBI also runs a number of support groups:

  • Adoption: Help for those that want to adopt children or who have already adopted
  • Fertility: Practical information and support
  • Pre-and post-natal support: Practical information and shared experiences
  • S-Kids (Special Kids): For families with children that have special needs
  • Twins and Multiples Group: Support and playgroup for families with twins and/or multiples
  • Bumps and Babies: Group providing support to pregnant women and to those who have recently given birth. The group meets bi-monthly
  • LEAP: L(earning) E(ducation) A(dvocacy) P(rogram) : Support group for parents of children with special needs
  • BAMBI Single Parents of Thailand (SPOT): Support and social club for single parents and their children
  • Bangkok Area Homeschool Network: Support network for families that teach their children at home

The Rainbow Room: Special needs awareness centre and support group for parents who have children with behavioural and developmental challenges including Down syndrome, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and other special needs.