Why Expats in Asia find effective and affordable rehab treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction at The Cabin Chiang MaiWhether it is exciting job opportunities, a passion for adventure or the lure of cheaper retirement living, there’s definitely no shortage of expats living in Asia, with many in countries like China and Japan. For many expats, moving across the world is a great way to escape a previous life and discover new things about one’s self and a new culture. Unfortunately, many expats soon find that they’re relying heavily on the ol’ alcohol bottle. But why?
First of all, in countries such as Japan and China, drinking is a major part of the local culture. And many expats are willing to drink with the locals as a means of fitting in. As well, in both China and Japan, refusing a drink from a boss or other important acquaintance could mean very negative retribution. Refusing a drink is considered insulting to the person who offered it, so making friends or doing business deals could become quite difficult after refusing a drink.
Secondly, living abroad means that expats are no longer restrained by family and social expectations. Many expats feel free to do things in foreign countries that they would never dream of doing back home. Likewise, natives in these Asian countries are more tolerant of indecent behaviour from a foreigner than they would be from a native of their country.
Third, being an expat can be downright lonely – and the easiest way to meet new people is to head out to the bar for a couple of drinks. This behaviour can easily turn into abusive or addictive drinking habits.
So what do you do if you find yourself becoming dependent on alcohol? You need to get yourself treatment as quickly as possible. Both China and Japan opened Alcoholics Anonymous centres in recent years, but for the most part – neither country regards alcoholism as a disease. In many instances, the ability to drink heavily is looked upon as an impressive personality trait, making good treatment options few and far between.
As well, most rehab centres in Asian countries do not offer English speaking counsellors or treatment programs, making local treatment options practically obsolete. For proper treatment, doctors and psychiatrists in these countries usually recommend that foreigners seek treatment abroad. But rather than return to their home countries in the West and have to face the uncomfortable question of “why have you returned?” – many expats choose to enter The Cabin.
Not only does The Cabin offer world-class recovery treatment administered by Western-qualified addiction specialists but it is also conveniently located in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai – just a short flight away from both China and Japan. These two important factors have made expats from around Asia, especially China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, one of The Cabin’s biggest client groups.
Why Expats in Asia choose The Cabin
The Cabin is located just short distance from Japan, China, Philippines, India, and all other countries in Southeast Asia. It offers a secluded location on the bank of the Ping River with a very strict confidentiality policy and a highly personalized addiction treatment program equal to the most effective treatment centres in the West.
Its resort like facilities, which include swimming pools, fitness centre, and a tropical lawns together with its extremely reasonable rates which are approximately a third of those charged by Western rehabs make The Cabin the only drug and alcohol rehab centre of its kind in all of Asia.