Effective treatment for heroin addiction & abuse at The Cabin Bangkok
Heroin, a powerful narcotic that reached its peak use in the 60’s and 70’s has made a comeback over the last ten to fifteen years. Research has proposed this new rise in heroin use is linked to the increased abuse of prescription drugs, especially OxyContin and Vicodin. Heroin can be snorted, smoked or injected. Most heroin addicts eventually end up injecting (or “shooting”), as this offers the strongest and quickest high.
Death by overdose of heroin is on the rise and hit a 20-year high in 2014, mostly due to the mixing of heroin with other, pharmaceutical narcotics. While the rates of heroin addiction dropped to record lows in the 90’s, it is now on the rise again, especially in SE Asia, which is the second biggest producer of opium and heroin.
While most heroin addicts begin and continue their use because of the intense euphoria and the rapid effects of the “high”, virtually all continue using to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. The tolerance for heroin increases very quickly, and eventually the using is not so much about feeling good, but to avoid feeling bad. A common misconception is that heroin is physically addicting to the point where a person is in danger and cannot function without it. The reality is, heroin detox is physically and psychologically uncomfortable, resulting in irritability, restlessness and flu-like symptoms, but is not actually life threatening. While some people choose a medication taper programme such as methadone therapy; the reality is that most people who use another narcotic to try to stop heroin, rarely get completely clean and often maintain their narcotic addiction for years.
Effective Heroin Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Bangkok
At The Cabin we understand addiction to narcotics and combinations of drugs/alcohol, and offer a customised treatment programme for our clients. We provide a multidisciplinary model of counselling that allows the client to attend both group and individual sessions on an outpatient basis, while maintaining their work, family or educational responsibilities. For clients who require medical assistance or intervention to begin their detox, we have a staff psychiatrist who will assess and prescribe medications as needed. Prior to their completion of treatment, however, all our clients are completely abstinent from mind altering chemicals.
Residential Rehab Treatment for Heroin Addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai
For some clients, residential addiction treatment may be suitable. The Cabin Chiang Mai is located in a peaceful and private location that provides an ideal setting for healing. Away from all your addiction triggers, The Cabin Chiang Mai is staffed by Western-accredited therapists and a medical team available 24 hours a day. The facilities can be described as resort-like and include comfortable private rooms, thoughtful architecture, lush tropical gardens and refreshing pools. The inpatient programme also includes physical fitness and mindfulness therapies to complement the healing process.