Why Malaysians find effective and affordable rehab treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Surprisingly, Malaysia is the 10th largest consumer of alcoholic beverages in the world according to the WHO, and each year spends over $US500 million on alcohol. For a country of 22 million people, relatively small compared to the rest of the world, these figures are worrying. Further to this, according the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, many that do drink in Malaysia can be classed as heavy drinkers (based on average consumption) with the average age of alcohol dependence starting at just 22 years of age. These statistics point to a potential profusion of alcohol related problems from binge drinking to long-term alcoholism. And the consequences for your health when you abuse alcohol are devastating, ranging from deterioration in brain function, to cirrhosis of the liver to a different of cancers. Alcohol is also a major influencing factor in all violent crime in Malaysia as well as a key contributor to road deaths, serious injury, sexual assault and suicide.
Why Do Malaysians come to The Cabin?
In Malaysia, like in many countries around the world, and especially in Southeast Asia, the quality of treatment and choice of facilities available for people suffering from an addiction problem is quite limited. Besides this lack of choice, many of the facilities available are government run with patients that include people not there by choice and who may have a criminal history and/or serious mental health problems.
On top of this, treatment methods in Malaysia tend to focus solely on a “cold turkey” detoxification process. Whilst detoxification is an important step in the recovery process, it is just the beginning in terms of the rehabilitation work that must be done. And any detoxification has potential health risks for the client so it must be conducted by medical professionals who are expert in this process. In fact, going “cold turkey” would rarely be recommended by a professional and comes with potentially serious health risks.
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