The Cabin’ Sober House in Chiang Mai City is the next stage after completing detox and primary treatment. It is a natural progression and an opportunity for our clients to apply what they have learned in the community safely and with support. This is recognised as an important transitional stage in recovery for addicts and alcoholics, practicing living in a therapeutic environment with a programme that includes freedom and choice to manage their time and day-to-day lives. This can be seen as a reward for all their hard work whilst in primary treatment. Evidence has proved that there are far better treatment outcomes for clients that attend residential aftercare programmes – and that this is a highly successful evidence based recovery pathway.
At the house they learn to provide one another with support, as well as still attending regular groups and one-to-one counselling sessions with Cabin staff. They take responsibility for their own recovery, attending recovery meetings, practicing meditation, volunteering teaching novice monks English and visiting orphanages amongst many other activities. They are also encouraged to get involved in local courses such as Art, Photography and Documentary making. Chiang Mai has a wide variety of activities to get involved in:- massage courses, yoga classes – physical fitness etc. Clients are encouraged to make positive use of their time.
By the time the client moves on from the Sober Living house, they will have been provided with a firm basis on which to base the next stage of their recovery. They will have developed new interests, new or revived hopes goals and dreams, and have had support to learn how to deal with challenges that can arise and threaten sobriety. This is a unique opportunity for continued growth in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities of South East Asia. The success rate so far of those attending the Sober Living house program is 100%.