What’s Behind Singapore’s Increasing Demand for Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

What’s Behind Singapore’s Increasing Demand for Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Singapore’s strict laws around alcohol consumption are no secret. But despite these attempts to reign in drinking, the number of people seeking alcohol rehab in Singapore continues to grow. According to the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), several hundreds of Singaporeans and expats are seeking out professional help for problem drinking each year. According to…
Eminem is 11 Years Sober From Prescription Drugs – and Deeply Grateful for It

Eminem is 11 Years Sober From Prescription Drugs – and Deeply Grateful for It

Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as Eminem, is 11 years sober – and proud of it. The prolific rapper posted a photo of his 11-year chip on his Instagram and Twitter accounts with the caption “11 years – still not afraid,” a brief but apt description of the bravery, hope and optimism inherent in the…

Thailand’s War On The Growing Problem Of Female Drug Addiction

How Media Impacts Youth and Children

How Media Impacts Youth and Children Today

Ever wondered how media impacts youth and children and whether prolonged exposure to certain elements might have a lasting effect? The Cabin Chiang Mai defines the term ‘media’, outlines its various forms, and explores the positive and negative effects on teens and pre-teens. All over the world, parents and carers, teachers and medical professionals are…
Opioids and Alcohol - A Killer Combination

Opioids and Alcohol – a Combination that Could Kill

Opioids and alcohol are both highly addictive and widely abused. Combining them could prove fatal and, with opioid addiction at record levels and alcohol so readily available, the number of deaths continues to rise. We explore this worrying trend and offer advice for addicts and their families. Sharelines Mixing opioids with alcohol is a combination…
How to Make it Through the Day Without Drinking

Useful Tips to Help You Make It Through Each Day Without Drinking

Avoiding triggers and just getting through the next 24 hours is difficult for all recovering alcoholics and more so for those who have only been clean for a few weeks. Learn how to make it through the day without drinking with the help of our tried and tested tips. When you first stop drinking, you’re…
The 7 Deadly Cancers Related to Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol and Cancer – The 7 Deadly Cancers Related to Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholic drinks are classified as Group 1 carcinogens by the IARC and cited as the cause of seven lethal types of cancer. However, stopping drinking or staying sober can greatly lower your risk. The Cabin Chiang Mai explores the links between alcohol and cancer and offers advice, treatment and support. Alcohol and Cancer – Are…
Ben Affleck’s Return to Rehab: What this Says About Addiction

What Ben Affleck’s Return to Rehab Says About Addiction

Ben Affleck recently checked in for rehab to deal with his alcohol addiction. This makes it his third shot at rehab since 2001. While some may see this as weakness, what it really shows is how reaching out for help is a vital component along the journey of recovery. Sharelines Ben Affleck, award winning American…
7 Ways Animal-assisted Therapy Can Help Addiction Recovery

7 Ways Animal-assisted Therapy Can Help Addiction Recovery

Did you know spending just 30 minutes with a puppy can positively affect your brain chemistry? We look at the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy in addiction treatment. If you’re an animal lover, you’re probably well aware of the uplifting effects pets have on your life. Indeed, spending just 30 minutes with a pup can…
How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Kids?

How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Young People?

An increasing number of young people say they can’t put down their phones. What are tech giants, parents, and treatment centres doing about it? The Smartphone Addiction? Smartphone addiction, like internet addiction, involves excessive use of the device, especially for social media, messaging, and entertainment. It triggers the brain’s reward centre, leading to compulsive behaviour….