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Power, lust, booze and the foreign posting

Power, lust, booze and the foreign posting

For some Australian executives, working overseas offers a golden opportunity to play up away from home, while their employers look the other way.

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

Australian culture is marinated in alcohol.
We drink to survive screaming children at first birthday parties, to celebrate wins and commiserate losses and to toast important milestones like the middle of the week, the strike of midday and breakfast.
On average, Aussies over the age of 15 drink about 12.2 litres of pure alcohol each a year. That is the equivalent to about 480 beers, 135 bottles of wine or 40 bottles of vodka each.

Pete Doherty cancels string of festival gigs ’as he flees UK and checks himself into rehab’

Pete Doherty cancels string of festival gigs ’as he flees UK and checks himself into rehab’

Singer Pete Doherty has cancelled a string of festival gigs and flown to a remote jungle clinic in a bid to try and conquer his drug addictions. His management announced the singer would not play at three festivals next week so that the star can get grips with his demons - heroin and crack cocaine.

Michael Barrymore: ’I’ll never relapse again. I’m done with drinks and drugs’

Michael Barrymore: ’I’ll never relapse again. I’m done with drinks and drugs’

The former king of Saturday night TV talks about how he faced his demons through rehab and Alcoholics Anonymous

Fallen star Michael Barrymore has finally forgiven himself for destroying his life with alcohol and drugs – and he vowed: “I’ll never relapse again. I promise.”

GAIL PORTER: ‘BEING SECTIONED WAS ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING’

GAIL PORTER: ‘BEING SECTIONED WAS ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING’

So the one-time ladette decided the best way to cope was to write a book about it. Despite her battles with bereavement, depression and alopecia, she just wants to make people laugh.

Cat Marnell tries new cradle

Cat Marnell tries new cradle

Drug-addled writer Cat Marnell is getting another stab at rehab. The former xoJane.com writer, who famously told us she’d rather “smoke angel dust with her friends” than hold down a job, has checked into The Cabin in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

Between the Lines - a Channel News Asia current affairs show

Between the Lines - a Channel News Asia current affairs show

The Chinese government has waded into the war on drugs. Calling them a "common enemy to humanity" and launching a crackdown, especially on high profile celebrities. But will criminalisation of drug use work for China any more than it worked elsewhere? The Cabin’s Programme Director Alastair Mordey joins the show’s pannel to discuss the topic.

A sex addict who slept with hundreds of women is now helping others

A sex addict who slept with hundreds of women is now helping others

Dave McGuire spent two decades needing to have sex every day of his life. The 47-year-old’s addiction spawned from his sexual abuse as a young boy. Mr McGuire said he spent years in denial about the abuse and his condition. Now he is using his experiences to help others with the same addiction. He works at a rehabilitation facility in the city of Chiang Mai in Thailand
There he helps celebrities, high-profile businessmen and politicians.


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Pete Doherty skips T in the Park to enter rehab

Pete Doherty skips T in the Park to enter rehab

For the second year in a row, Pete Doherty has dropped out of a planned appearance at T in the Park in Kinross. With just over a week to go before the festival, Doherty has checked into a rehab centre in Thailand.

Gail Porter takes to twitter to announce that she is on the mend in Thailand

Gail Porter takes to twitter to announce that she is on the mend in Thailand

TROUBLED TV host Gail Porter knew she was getting better in rehab when she found herself doing something she hadn’t done for a long time - smile.

S’poreans Naive About Drugs Experts Say Social Users Underestimate the Impact of Drugs

S’poreans Naive About Drugs Experts Say Social Users Underestimate the Impact of Drugs

When substance abuse therapist Tony Tan, 38 heard that there were at least nine deaths last week linked to drug-taking at trendy music and dance festivals, he was not surprised.

Mr.Tan, a Singaporean counsellor at rehabilitation centre The Cabin in Thailand, says that drug-taking was viewed as immoral in the past, but is seen as a lifestyle now. "Taking drugs is looked at as living life on the edge, especially because musicians these days, who are often role models for youngsters, speak openly about using drugs, about checking into rehab and trying to change."

Inside The Cabin: the reality of rehab

Inside The Cabin: the reality of rehab

A Queensland jockey reveals what really goes on behind the walls of a rehabilitation treatment facility.
Going to rehab might seem like a luxury for spoilt celebrities who get to enjoy a luxury resort with swimming pools, day beds, fancy suites and five-star service.

But the reality for most people is different.

Check into The Cabin Chiang Mai for a wholesome reformation

Check into The Cabin Chiang Mai for a wholesome reformation

After opening just four years ago, The Cabin Chiang Mai has swiftly ascended in reputation to become one of Asia’s leading rehab centres thanks to its dynamic, twenty-first-century approach to both chemical (narcotics and alcohol) and process (sex, gambling, gaming) addictions, attracting growing numbers of both Eastern and Western customers.

Kicking IT

Kicking IT

These places may look like plush resorts but this is no holiday, Gurleen Khanijoun visits the high-end rehab centres that aim to break the cycle of addiction.

The 10 Most Luxury Drug Treatment Centers in the World

The 10 Most Luxury Drug Treatment Centers in the World

When celebs detox from drug or alcohol abuse, it’s not surprising that they gravitate toward the most luxurious treatment centers available. Luxury rehab centers all over the world offer amenities far beyond what can be found in standard treatment centers. Of course, these amenities come at a price.

Drug addict at 13, How love saved me

Drug addict at 13, How love saved me

Ashleigh was just a teenager when her life began to spiral out of control.

Lights flashed as I stepped out onto the catwalk. In my slinky gown, I strutted down the runway. From the outside, it seemed like I was living every girl’s dream. I’d been scouted by modelling agency and, at 16, was living a life of glamorous photo shoots and fashion shows. But for three long years I’d been hiding a dark secret from which I couldn’t escape....

 What it’s really like in rehab

What it’s really like in rehab

When you read about celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Zac Efron doing time in luxury rehab centres, it’s easy to imagine them in a plush place for a spot of R&R. But as Adam Lucas*, 34, told ninemsn, the reality is much more confronting.

A good-time guy and busy business owner, Lucas spent his days schmoozing with clients. "Drinking gave me a state of euphoria and comfort," he said.

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

So, what’s your poison? From alcohol and overeating to humanity’s newest obsession, computer screens big and small, "Addiction is the greatest social problem of our times," writes recovery expert Tommy Rosen in the introduction to his new book, Recover 2.0 (Hay House, out this year). And when it comes to the treatment of this particular malaise, so prevalent in today’s unsettling climate, the ancient traditions of yoga and meditation are increasingly being recognised as key.

What it’s like to be an alcoholic at Christmas

What it’s like to be an alcoholic at Christmas

CHRISTMAS. It’s a day usually spent with family and friends, at the beach or at church, playing backyard cricket, eating lots of food and opening presents.
But for Adam*, 34, it will also mark the first Christmas since childhood that he hasn’t had a drink.
"I had my first alcoholic drink at the age of 11 at a family New Year’s Eve event," Adam tells news.com.au.

Thai rehab centres see more clients from S’pore

Thai rehab centres see more clients from S’pore

MORE locals and expatriates from Singapore are now kicking their habits at high-end rehabilitation centres in Thailand.
A fore-week stay at some of these centres - which cater to those with addiction problems such as alcohol, drugs and gambling - could set a client back up to US$13,000 (S$16,200). This includes 24 hour medical observation, fitness sessions and laundry services.

Cabin Chiang Mai Empowers individuals to defeat drugs

Cabin Chiang Mai Empowers individuals to defeat drugs

Alastair Mordey, program director of The Cabin Chiang Mai, shares his story of success after his history of experimenting with drugs. Now he helps others who feel defeated by providing a place to revive themselves spiritually, physically, and mentally in a positive and healthy manner. With an award-winning center, people from around the world seek happiness and permanent sobriety in their lives. Alastair’s dedication to his purpose of aiding others during their difficult times of rehab is clearly seen as many former members of The Cabin express their gratitude for the program.

Synthetic drug cases exploding in Asia-Pac: UN report

Synthetic drug cases exploding in Asia-Pac: UN report

SINGAPORE has come in third in the Asia- Pacific region for the number of "legal highs" reported to the United Nations in the last five years.

Surprise figures show that 12 per cent of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) were reported to the UN by the authorities here.

The man-made chemicals mimic the effects of class A drugs such as cocaine and cannabis.

The Sport Addiction

The Sport Addiction

The mindset driving some sports stars isn’t far removed from other forms of addiction. The case of Olympian Nathan Baggaley shows the depths to which it can lead.

The Cabin offers Thai hospitality with a twist

The Cabin offers Thai hospitality with a twist

Thailand has long been known among foreigners as a medical tourism hub where they can undergo plastic surgery, physical check-ups, spa treatments or get dental care while enjoying their holiday.

The Fix Adds Thai Rehab—And More—To Its Review

The Fix Adds Thai Rehab—And More—To Its Review

We review three new Cali rehabs, including a "sober college" for young people, plus a luxury Asian facility.

PETE DOHERTY TO RETURN TO THAI REHAB

PETE DOHERTY TO RETURN TO THAI REHAB

British rocker Pete Doherty is planning a second stint at a rehab clinic in Thailand after failing to quit drugs during his first stay there last year (12). The former Libertines frontman, who has battled substance abuse issues for more than a decade, cut short his stint at The Cabin in Chiang Mai last July (12) after failing to wean himself off heroin substitute methadone.

Alcohol addiction: Just one more for the road Why alcohol addiction is a serious and hidden problem in India and how to fight it

Alcohol addiction: Just one more for the road Why alcohol addiction is a serious and hidden problem in India and how to fight it

A marketing professional based in Bangalore had the reputation of being a talented multitasker. But though he would perform brilliantly at the workplace, no job held his attention for long. By the time he was into his fifth job in seven years, he was drinking incessantly and picking up fights with his bosses. Eventually, his performance suffered and his personal relationships deteriorated.

Baggaley’s drug battle

Baggaley’s drug battle

Former kayaking and surfski star Nathan Baggaley, who was jailed for manufacturing and supplying ecstasy, says he’s turned his life around.

’Risk-takers’ are drawn to banking

’Risk-takers’ are drawn to banking

Despite resent allegations, our bankers didn’t get us into this mess because they were taking drugs -- taking risks was their actual addiction.

That’s according to London-born Alastair ’Ali’ Mordey, who works with such high-flying professionals every day. On a rare appearance back in the UK to speak to business leaders and others about his methods, he suggested the thrill of risk was what was actually driving the bankers to be reckless.

Over the line

Over the line

There have been suggestions in the media recently – fuelled by comments made by former drugs tsar David Nutt– that bankers take an inordinate amount of cocaine. I’ve been trying (and mainly failing!) to point out that this is, at best, a
generalisation and probably has little factual basis to it. But what do we actually know about drug abuse by occupation?

Talented jockey determined to leave darks days behind him

Talented jockey determined to leave darks days behind him

TWELVE months ago I sat down and spoke with Chris Maund about his successful return to the saddle.
Maund appeared to be in high spirits. This was a good-news racing story. Maund’s gifted riding career was regaining momentum. He was on the climb back from injury, weight problems and some personal issues.

How to beat the booze trap

How to beat the booze trap

Establishing a clear after-work routine that does not involve alcohol is among the key tactics a psychologist recommends to help FIFO workers beat the trap of regularly drinking too much.
Cameron Brown is an Australian-based after-care provider for The Cabin Chiang Mai, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Thailand that is seeing an increasing number of miners seeking help.

Sober talk: ’Food addiction will abound in India in the next 20 years’ (Part I)

Sober talk: ’Food addiction will abound in India in the next 20 years’ (Part I)

With addiction, or Substance Use Disorder as it is now known, expected to rise dramatically in India,The Cabin, a leading rehab in Thailand with modern practices, is in New Delhi for a roadshow that will take them to Mumbai as well. The main site of The Cabin is spread over nearly three acres. They charge $12,000 a month for a well-furnished teakwood room. One room to a person. In this in-depth interview...

AFKICKEN ONDER DE PALMEN

AFKICKEN ONDER DE PALMEN

The Cabin Chiang Mai was featured in the July edition of the Dutch monthly OneWorld. The article covered the addiction treatment options on offer in Thailand, including the famous detox temple Wat Tham Krabok and The Cabin’s holistic programme – which is made up of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a secular version of 12 Steps and 3 Circles and enhanced by meditation and exercise therapy.

Cat Marnell Lands a Book Deal The infamous blogger is reportedly being paid $500K to chronicle her drug-fueled exploits.

Cat Marnell Lands a Book Deal The infamous blogger is reportedly being paid $500K to chronicle her drug-fueled exploits.

Cat Marnell, former xoJane.com editor and full-time substance abuser, is employed again, having landed a "major" book deal with Simon & Schuster for a reported half-a-million dollars. Marnell first gained a rabid following while blogging candidly about her addiction and drug use (and beauty products) during her time at xoJane.com.

TRAVEL Scalpel tourism’s healthy growth makes its mark

TRAVEL Scalpel tourism’s healthy growth makes its mark

ASIA is renowned for its dizzying array of luxury resorts full of feel-good features, so it’s a little surprising for a Thai resort with five-star credentials to promote itself to Australians as Asia’s premier drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.

Behind the Screens: Cat Marnell Cleans Up Her Act, Sort Of

Behind the Screens: Cat Marnell Cleans Up Her Act, Sort Of

Bright blonde and underweight, with huge kohl-rimmed eyes and a penchant for skimpy clothing, Cat Marnell—at least according to Google images—looks kind of like a Barbie doll that’s been dragged around, smeared with makeup, and left on a sidewalk somewhere. And that’s the persona she’s projected through her writing—unhealthy and unapologetic, with messed up priorities and an abandonment complex. But today, something is different: Cat Marnell is off drugs. Sort of.

Increasing numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers are becoming ’functioning alcoholics’

Increasing numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers are becoming ’functioning alcoholics’

Rising numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers are becoming ‘functioning alcoholics’, experts warn...

Healthy mining minds

Healthy mining minds

In an industry that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, mining doesn’t stop for anyone.

While the average miner earns above average wages, many miners work longer than average hours, live away from family, and operate in highly dangerous or remote areas.

November 2011: Talent Management - The Addiction Affliction

November 2011: Talent Management - The Addiction Affliction

How HR directors discreetly manage senior-ranking employees who have issues of addiction. By June Chua.

Addiction is usually not openly discussed in corporate Asia. However, cases of high-level executives’ involvement with drugs or alcohol abuse are on the rise.

938LIVE (Body and Soul Programme) - 6 Feb 2013 - Addiction & The Cabin’s Unique Treatment Model

938LIVE (Body and Soul Programme) - 6 Feb 2013 - Addiction & The Cabin’s Unique Treatment Model

The Cabin’s Pogramme Director Alastair Mordey in a live interview on Singapore’s leading news radio station - speaking on addiction, the psyche of addicts and The Cabin’s unique and effective treatment model.

Terapi Kecanduan Narkoba Serasa Tamasya di Thailand

Terapi Kecanduan Narkoba Serasa Tamasya di Thailand

Jakarta, Lepas dari jeratan narkoba bukanlah perkara mudah. Butuh waktu panjang untuk membuat otak benar-benar bisa terbebas dari candu-candu obat terlarang. Di Thailand, terapi pengobatan narkoba ditawarkan dengan cara berbeda, yang membuat pasiennya merasa sedang tamasya di Negeri Gajah Putih.

Translation of Detikhealth.com article

Treatment in paradise

Treatment in paradise

Although not quite five years old, The Cabin in Chiang Mai is perhaps the most popular place in Thailand to receive treatment for addiction.

Tranquil scene aids addicts

Tranquil scene aids addicts

There are more Australians than any other nationality seeking the services offered by The Cabin Chiang Mai, a leading

Over-50s turning to drugs

Over-50s turning to drugs

Study reveals loneliness can trigger addiction to alcohol and other substances LONELINESS and social isolation may have profound health consequences that trigger drug addiction and alcohol dependence among older Australians, according to a new national survey, which was comissioned by The Cabin Chiang Mai.

Story reprinted in the Daily Mercury, Gladstone Observer and Bundaberg Guardian

Terapi Penyembuhan Kecanduan ala Cabin Chiang Mai

Terapi Penyembuhan Kecanduan ala Cabin Chiang Mai

JAKARTA, PedomanNEWS - Tidak semua orang bisa sembuh dan menjadi manusia normal dari jeratan kecanduan narkotika, minuman keras dan pornografi namun itu semua bisa diatasi oleh sebuah lembaga dengan metode dengan sedikit berlibur disebuah resort eksklusif.

Adalah Cabin Chiang Mai yang menyediakan tempat terapi kecanduan narkotika, minuman keras dan pornografi yang mirip dengan sebuah resort indah yang nampak sebuah tempat pengobatan.

Translation of Pedomannews.com article

SOBERING UP IN THAILAND

SOBERING UP IN THAILAND

The incidence of drug and alcohol addiction in the Australian mining/construction industry workplace is only getting worse, with fly-in, fly-out a major cause. That’s the view of psychologist Cameron Brown, Australian-based aftercare provider for clients of The Cabin Chiang Mai, a leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Thailand. Over one-third of the patients treated at The Cabin are Australian and 11% of those work in the Australian mining or construction industries, with the majority treated for an alcohol addiction.

Death toll rises as prescription drug abuse grows

Death toll rises as prescription drug abuse grows

More people are dying from abusing prescription drugs, which are being misused at historic rates and increasingly for recreational purposes.
In the US, more people die each year from prescribed opioid overdoses than from heroin, a trend being repeated in Australia, according to the former director of the alcohol and drug service at Sydney’s St Vincent Hospital, Alex Wodak.

A problem shared

A problem shared

It works,” says Hans Derix, a former cocaine addict of 13 years. “If I hadn’t gone through it, I wouldn’t be here saying it.” Since kicking his habit, Derix has completed the arduous journey from junkie to healer. Now a mindfulness and meditation coach at The Cabin, a drug and alcohol rehab centre on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, he is using his years of addiction to help others beat their drug dependence.

DRUG DEALERS ARE ONLY A MOUSE CLICK AWAY...

DRUG DEALERS ARE ONLY A MOUSE CLICK AWAY...

Drug dealing is migrating from the grimy backstreets to the clean and efficient internet as the lethal trade distances itself from the jeopardy of public exchanges.

Road to freedom: I thought drug addicts were people on the streets

Road to freedom: I thought drug addicts were people on the streets

Could he beat the secret demons ruining his life? Tomarra Serjeant, 24, Ballina, NSW.

Chris was nearly 10 years older than me. He was a kind, quiet and considerate man. I loved every moment with him, chilling out watching TV and making each other laugh. But bedtime was odd. While most couples share a kiss and a cuddle at night, Chris would dash off. If I asked what he was up too, he’d shrug. "Nothing," he’d reply. I tried not to worry, but eventually Chris made a startling confession. "I come with baggage," he said. "I’m addicted to painkillers."

Cat Marnell Back in Rehab The Internet’s favorite drug-addled beauty blogger is reportedly in treatment again in Thailand.

Cat Marnell Back in Rehab The Internet’s favorite drug-addled beauty blogger is reportedly in treatment again in Thailand.

Audacious ex-beauty blogger Cat Marnell, the web’s favorite correspondent from the field of active addiction, is reportedly giving rehab another shot. Page Six reports that she’s checked into The Cabin in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand—a posh treatment center that famously kicked out British singer Pete Doherty (Kate Moss’s ex) this summer for "disruptive behavior.

Death toll rises as prescription drug abuse grows

Death toll rises as prescription drug abuse grows

More people are dying from abusing prescription drugs, which are being misused at historic rates and increasingly for recreational purposes.
In the US, more people die each year from prescribed opioid overdoses than from heroin, a trend being repeated in Australia, according to the former director of the alcohol and drug service at Sydney’s St Vincent Hospital, Alex Wodak.

West Austalians flock to offshore rehab

West Austalians flock to offshore rehab

West Australians - from models to mining engineers - are fuelling a growing market for a Thai alcohol and drug treatment centre. Three years after the opening of The Cabin, an upmarket rehabilitation facility near Chiang Mai, figures reveal a third of patients are from Australia, and half of those are from WA, spending upwards of $12,000 to kick their addiction.

Addiction climb alarm

Addiction climb alarm

An alarming number of Australian mining workers are seeking rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction, according to recently released figures from a leading treatment centre. Thailand rehabilitation facility The Cabin has revealed 11 per cent of its clients work in the Australian mining and construction industries, with the majority being treated for alcohol dependency. Additionally, The Cabin reported a dramatic 30 per cent increase in miners seeking help for a substance abuse problem from 2011 to 2012.

Courtesy: The Mining Chronicle – myresources.com.au ©

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Once upon a time stars grappling with drug addiction were sent to a "facility" to recover from "exhaustion", now rehab centres welcome and publicise a celebrity check-in. Earlier this week former Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty cancelled a number of summer festival appearances in the UK via a note on his website informing fans he was retreating to Thailand’s Cabin Chiang Mai rehab centre to kick his heroin and crack cocaine habits once and for all.

The high and low ends of rehab tourism in Thailand

The high and low ends of rehab tourism in Thailand

From the vomit temple to a luxurious cabin, addicts are coming to Thailand to solve their problems and apparently staying clean as a result

The Cabin Chiang Mai: Recover From Your Addictions

The Cabin Chiang Mai: Recover From Your Addictions

Expat lifestyles often come with active social lives, making excessive drinking more of a temptation here than back home. However, as increased numbers of expats fall victim to addiction, finding help can often be more challenging, especially when in a foreign land.

Latest Aussie travel trend is ’rehab tourism’

Latest Aussie travel trend is ’rehab tourism’

We Aussies can turn anything and everything into an overseas trip - even a stint in rehab.

’My stay in rehab was lifesaver’

’My stay in rehab was lifesaver’

It cost him $40,000 but Michael, a 62-year-old Perth businessman, says he would not be alive now if he had not sought treatment at The Cabin two years ago. He says a long-standing dependence on the painkiller Tramadol had wrecked his life and it took weeks of treatment in Thailand to wean off it and feel well again.

Surviving the Silly Season - 9 Tips from The Cabin Chiang Mai Rehab Centre Designed to Help Get Addicts Through the Holiday Season

Surviving the Silly Season - 9 Tips from The Cabin Chiang Mai Rehab Centre Designed to Help Get Addicts Through the Holiday Season

At the beginning of each year The Cabin Chiang Mai, a leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre based in Thailand, experiences an influx of clients with a dramatic 52% increase in enquiries in January 2012, compared with December 2011. At the start of 2012, 50% of The Cabin’s clientele were Australian, and the proportion striving to overcome their addictions included alcohol (60%), methamphetamine (20%), cannabis (10%) and prescription drugs (10%).

Alarm at growing addiction problems among professionals

Alarm at growing addiction problems among professionals

Urgent action needed to tackle problems suffered by doctors, lawyers and people in other high-profile jobs, say healthcare experts

MELTING THE ADDICTION

MELTING THE ADDICTION

Australia has seen a surge in the use of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. Here James, a 32-year-old advertising sales executive from Melbourne, tells his story of how he became an addict.

’I was drugged up to the eyeballs with men who thought they were Jesus’: Gail Porter gives haunted account of her three weeks sectioned

’I was drugged up to the eyeballs with men who thought they were Jesus’: Gail Porter gives haunted account of her three weeks sectioned

Just after 8am on a spring morning in April, television presenter Gail Porter crouched under a tree on London’s Hampstead Heath and sent a text message to her boyfriend that read: ‘I can’t carry on. I feel suicidal.’

RISING NUMBERS OF PROFESSIONALS TURN TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

RISING NUMBERS OF PROFESSIONALS TURN TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

Experts call for action as statistics show an alarming rise in professionals turning to alcohol to deal with the everyday stress.

’My parents had no idea of the damage their hippie values did to me’

’My parents had no idea of the damage their hippie values did to me’

Simon Mott’s family was privileged, creative and loving. So how did this young man lose 20 years of his life to drug addiction and crime? He recounts how he came back from rock bottom

More going overseas for drug or alcohol rehab

More going overseas for drug or alcohol rehab

SINGAPORE: Coping with family debts, older relatives dying, lifestyle pressures and depression, Anne (not her real name) turned to alcohol and consumed up to two bottles of wine a day. She isolated herself socially for about two years and hit rock bottom on a weekend in February.

Melting the addiction

Melting the addiction

JAMES, a 32-year-old sales executive tells how he became a crystal meth - aka "ice" - addict.

ADDICTION TO MORPHINE A GROWING PROBLEM IN OMAN

ADDICTION TO MORPHINE A GROWING PROBLEM IN OMAN

Morphine addiction is a growing problem among Omani youth, who have easy access to the drug smuggled into the country from overseas, according to representatives from one of the world’s renowned addiction rehabilitation centres.

’Destination rehab’ for WA drug addicts

’Destination rehab’ for WA drug addicts

Asia has long been the destination of choice for Australians seeking cheap cosmetic surgery, but growing numbers are also venturing overseas to undergo drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Comparatively low-cost, exclusive centres offering seclusion and anonymity are attracting thousands of Australians – from lawyers and businessmen to celebrities and housewives.

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Once upon a time stars grappling with drug addiction were sent to a "facility" to recover from "exhaustion", now rehab centres welcome and publicise a celebrity check-in. Earlier this week former Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty cancelled a number of summer festival appearances in the UK via a note on his website informing fans he was retreating to Thailand’s Cabin Chiang Mai rehab centre to kick his heroin and crack cocaine habits once and for all.

Shannan Taylor Overdose Highlights the Link Between Boxing and Addiction

Shannan Taylor Overdose Highlights the Link Between Boxing and Addiction

The critical condition of World Middleweight Boxing Champion, Shannan Taylor, from a suspected drug overdose, highlights the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse within the sport of boxing.

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Once upon a time stars grappling with drug addiction were sent to a "facility" to recover from "exhaustion", now rehab centres welcome and publicise a celebrity check-in. Earlier this week former Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty cancelled a number of summer festival appearances in the UK via a note on his website informing fans he was retreating to Thailand’s Cabin Chiang Mai rehab centre to kick his heroin and crack cocaine habits once and for all.

Dutch documentary on rehabs in Thailand featuring one of our counsellors

Dutch documentary on rehabs in Thailand featuring one of our counsellors

Dutch documentary on rehabs in Thailand featuring one of our counsellors

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Cost UK Business Industry £4.1 billion Every Year

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Cost UK Business Industry £4.1 billion Every Year

Workplace substance abuse is becoming more and more of a problem, with an estimated 17-18 million lost working days in the UK annually. Drug and Alcohol Misuse Cost UK Business Industry £4.1 billion Every Year

We Aussies can turn anything and everything into an overseas trip - even a stint in rehab.

We Aussies can turn anything and everything into an overseas trip - even a stint in rehab.

First it was medical tourism drawing us overseas, in search of cheaper facelifts, breast implants or dental treatment.
Now we have "rehab tourism", in which travellers can combine a stint in a drug and alcohol treatment facility with elephant rides, cooking classes and white-water rafting.

Latest Aussie travel trend is ’rehab tourism’

Latest Aussie travel trend is ’rehab tourism’

We Aussies can turn anything and everything into an overseas trip - even a stint in rehab.

First it was medical tourism drawing us overseas, in search of cheaper face lifts, breast implants or dental treatment.

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Rehab: the next chapter of celebrity endorsement

Once upon a time stars grappling with drug addiction were sent to a "facility" to recover from "exhaustion", now rehab centres welcome and publicise a celebrity check-in. Earlier this week former Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty cancelled a number of summer festival appearances in the UK via a note on his website informing fans he was retreating to Thailand’s Cabin Chiang Mai rehab centre to kick his heroin and crack cocaine habits once and for all.

Michael Barrymore: Stopping drink doesn’t stop you laughing

Michael Barrymore: Stopping drink doesn’t stop you laughing

Much loved British comedian Michael Barrymore, now 3 years sober after receiving treatment at The Cabin, talks to UK’s Channel 5 News Tonight about the disease of Alcoholism

Alkohol-Entzug für Führungskräfte unter Palmen

Alkohol-Entzug für Führungskräfte unter Palmen

Alkoholsucht ist bei Managern ein Tabuthema. Dabei sind sie stark gefährdet. Luxus-Kliniken in Asien haben sich auf sie spezialisiert und bieten anonymen Entzug.

ALCOHOL PRICE INCREASES AND DRUNK TANKS WON’T CHANGE BEHAVIOUR OF AN ADDICT

ALCOHOL PRICE INCREASES AND DRUNK TANKS WON’T CHANGE BEHAVIOUR OF AN ADDICT

Raising the price of alcohol will not change the behaviour of dependent drinkers warns Alastair Mordey, a specialist in alcohol and drug addiction. He believes while Government plans announced today may deter social drinkers, creating minimum alcohol price caps will not deter an addict.

Healing Addictions... Transforming Lives

Healing Addictions... Transforming Lives

When you mention drug abuse the image conjured up is one of addicts snorting, smoking or injection illegal substances which they have purchased on the market, however there is a far more respectable facet of drug abuse which statistics suggest is equally common and just as dangerous.

Rehab! Detox Body & Mind

Rehab! Detox Body & Mind

Find peace & sanctuary at the end of any bender with a weekend of science-backed R&R that reboots your liver & immune system.

Is Thailand’s second war on drugs destined for failure?

Is Thailand’s second war on drugs destined for failure?

If the Pheu Thai pre-election rhetoric is to be believed, some sort of a state-sponsored crackdown on drugs seems bound to follow in the wake of their recent election victory. Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra made the following pledge while out on the campaign trail, ”We’ll announce a new war on drugs. We’ll root them out from society in 12 months.”

Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation in Draconian Singapore

Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation in Draconian Singapore

Singapore is renowned for its draconian drug laws which stipulate a mandatory custodial sentence for even the most trivial of transgressions. Aspects of this policy have been condemned by Amnesty International but the government would argue that the ends justify the means, with the South East Asian city state boasting one of the lowest instances of illegal drug use in the world.

Latest Aussie travel trend is ’rehab tourism’

Latest Aussie travel trend is ’rehab tourism’

We Aussies can turn anything and everything into an overseas trip - even a stint in rehab.

First it was medical tourism drawing us overseas, in search of cheaper face lifts, breast implants or dental treatment.

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