Omanis find effective and affordable rehab for alcohol addiction at The Cabin Chiang MaiThe nation of Oman is a Muslim-ruled country, yet the population continues to boom with expatriates who bring with them a Western way of life and a familiarity with alcohol that was largely unseen just a few decades ago. Most of the major hotels in Oman do serve alcohol, and it is legal to drink if one is aged 21 or older, but there is a 100% tax on alcohol and a thriving black market as a result of the serious tax. The tax was put into place to attempt to limit consumption, but it has essentially fostered the growth of this black market for alcohol that allows virtually anyone to buy spirits when they choose. The punishment for doing so can be severe, though, as the government requires citizens to purchase an alcohol consumption permit that allows for the private purchase and consumption of alcohol in the home. Omanis are allowed, per the rules of the alcohol consumption permit, to spend up to 10% of their base salary each month on alcohol. For most individuals this is plenty, but others find that the alcohol black market is a more appealing place to shop due to lower prices and no “permit issues.” The regular customers for these black market sites are often those in lower income brackets who cannot afford the higher prices imposed by the alcohol tax. One concern in Oman related to alcoholism is the fact that the Muslim-ruled country maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving – as well as public intoxication. It has gotten so bad that many individuals who feel like they’ve had way too much to drink are too afraid to call others for a ride home. And, when they’re feeling the effects of alcohol poisoning or simply need to go to the hospital from drinking too much, many choose not to because of the potential for legal ramifications. Even though Oman takes a hardliner approach to being drunk in public or drinking and driving, many alcohol addicts find that they still want to seek help. And this is where the concerns begin. Oman has but one alcohol treatment centre in the entire nation, which has created a large number of Omanis looking for treatment services outside of the county. Services like you’d find at The Cabin Chiang Mai.
Why The Cabin is the right choice for OmanisOmanis looking for alcohol treatment that is both highly effective yet also compassionate and respectful will find the ideal combination of both at The Cabin Chiang Mai. Our world-class rehab facility offers treatment for both alcohol and drug dependency, and uses a combination of Western-trained counsellors, English and Arabic-speaking staff members, and a professional team of medical experts to deliver the absolute best in care. Those who prefer an Arabic-language program will work with native Arabic speakers who not only can communicate quite effectively, but also thoroughly understand some of the cultural issues that must be considered when working with Omanis. Family inclusive programs, halal foods, and other culturally appropriate options are always available to serve valued patients. Even the accommodations are designed to provide an atmosphere of relaxed tranquillity and serene comfort. Each patient will stay in a Thai-style bungalow that is decorated in the local style, with accommodations that feel more like a luxury hotel and less like a rehab facility. Each bungalow is set amidst lush tropical gardens along the famous Ping River in Chiang Mai. The local area offers much to see, and patients who are working through the alcohol treatment program at The Cabin will have the opportunity to explore Chiang Mai at several occasions. From elephant trekking to zip-lining, ancient and historic structures, and more, the local area acts as another therapeutic tool to help those recover from their alcohol addiction.
Learn about our Alcohol Addiction Treatments and MethodologyThe Cabin Chiang Mai uses a sophisticated and highly effective in-patient treatment programme that expertly balances both modern drug treatment steps with restorative holistic elements that have proven effective over the years. Physical training elements help to support the medical rehabilitation side of the process, and patients will have the opportunity to do yoga, complete fitness routines, and more. The Cabin is considered to be one of the most effective and renowned drug treatment centres by the worldwide medical community at large, and the program has received global acclaim for our focused, compassionate, and results-based treatment programs. Treatment includes:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Our 12-Step Programme
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Physical Therapy