Going to an Overseas Rehab for Addiction Treatment

Why Australians find effective and affordable rehab treatment for drug addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai

As our largest client group here at The Cabin Chiang Mai to date, Australians from such cities as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, as well as regional rural Australians, have experienced a great deal of success seeking rehab addiction treatment via our residential inpatient treatment program. Treatment is focused exclusively on addiction and its principal causes. The Cabin Chiang Mai's philosophy, and goal, is lasting recovery not harm minimization.

Since opening our doors in late 2009, The Cabin has successfully treated over 800 clients with the largest client group coming from Australia.

Why Do Australians Come?

Australians are faced with limited options when it comes to addiction treatment, consisting generally of insurance-financed addiction treatment in hospital and psychiatric settings, mixed in with clients suffering mental illnesses not relevant to addiction such as schizophrenia, or government-funded treatment with long waiting lists and a client group including often unmotivated court-ordered addicts. This is true of all major Australian cites including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, as well as regional and rural centres. Also, the focus in Australia on out-patient substance abuse treatment, even in private treatment centres, denies the client the opportunity to escape the “using” triggers of their home environment.

Australians and Drugs

It is a sad fact that no country is immune to the devastating effects of drug abuse and addiction, including Australia.  Whether it is illicit drugs or legal, prescription drugs, the effects on the user, their family and the community as a whole, can be dramatic and far-reaching.  Despite the obvious health risks and dangers of drug use, nearly half of all Australians over 14 years have experimented with drugs such as cannabis, methamphetamine and ecstasy at least once in their lifetime. And this is not just in major cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, but across the whole country. The estimated cost of illicit drug use to the Australian community is estimated to be over $10 billion dollars a year, and this figure does not take into account the cost of the misuse of legal drugs. Costs aside, the damage to users, their family and friends and the community as a whole, is immeasurable and resulting deaths and disability from drug abuse are nothing short of a national tragedy.

Why Drug Rehab Offers the Best Chance for Recovery

An addiction is both physical and psychological and requires a special type of professional care to achieve and maintain recovery. Drug rehab ideally offers both specialist help and an environment conducive to recovery, making it the most powerful and effective solution. The objective of drug rehab is to break the cycle of addiction and help make remaining “clean” instinctive – by providing you with the necessary tools to change your behavior and by making the techniques of recovery second nature.

Our holistic approach is comprised of 3 main elements – counselling therapy, alcohol and drug detox and physical fitness therapy. The principal treatment used is Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy (CBT), a highly personalised approach tailored to the individual's specific needs. This is combined with the renowned 12 Steps method, which has been 'secularised' and 'rationalised' by our clinical team to better suit modern addiction terminology and treatment. The core program is augmented by Mindfulness (therapeutic meditation techniques) and tailored Exercise Therapy. The overall aim is to create both a sound mind and body.

Located in a tranquil riverside location just outside the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, a short international flight away from all major Australian cities, our luxurious facility offers elegant private rooms, world-class service, excellent amenities and world renowned Thai hospitality. With a 96% completion rate, The Cabin Chiang Mai is also very affordable with prices at 1/3 of comparable treatment in the West.

All of the above combine to make The Cabin Chiang Mai an obvious choice for Australians seeking effective treatment for drug dependence.

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Australian Assessment, Aftercare and Addiction Research Office
N.B please use the numbers or contact form listed above to make your initial contact with The Cabin.


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   Australian Representative Office
 47 West Burleigh Road,
 Burleigh Heads, Queensland,
 Australia 4220
 Toll Free - 1 800 251 994








 

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