Why South Africans find effective and affordable rehab for alcohol abuse and addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Alcohol is no foreign substance to South Africans. In Cape Town, Johannesburg, Soweto, Durban, Pretoria and other cities across the country, alcohol flows freely. So freely, in fact, that there is one liquor store for every 190 South Africans and the country is said to have one of the highest alcohol consumption rates (per capita) around the world. As well, approximately 30% of South Africans are said to struggle wth alcohol abuse or addiction.
It’s well known that alcohol can cause problems for those who abuse it, but in South Africa it’s been reported by the Medical Research Centre (MDC) that 50% of all people who die of unnatural causes have above-legal alcohol levels in their bloodstream. The MRC also estimates that up to 30% of all general hospital admissions are related directly or indirectly to alcohol consumption.
Assault, domestic violence and of course, traffic accident cases are much higher when alcohol is involved. For example, 60% of all pedestrians involved in traffic collisions were found to have high blood-alcohol levels and 76% of domestic violence cases in the rural South-Western Cape also involved high blood-alcohol levels.
South Africa also has the highest rate of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) cases across the globe at 8-12%, with approximately 70-80 babies per 1000 born being affected with FAS in the Western Cape.
Cirrhosis, a liver disease most commonly caused by over-consumption of alcohol is the 5th leading cause of death in the country and kills approximately 25,000 people each year. Alcohol abuse overall, including healthcare, police enforcement, incarceration and more, costs the country R9 billion per year.
Despite the dire statistics, alcohol remains a major problem throughout the country. While there are public rehabilitation centres, many of them are overflowing with people and quite a few take on a strictly Christian counselling approach, which doesn’t suit everyone. It’s no surprise, then, that South Africans are looking to The Cabin Chiang Mai for treatment options.
Why The Cabin is the right choice for South Africans
As the drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres in South Africa become more crowded each year, the time spent with each patient decreases. At The Cabin, patients or clients are limited – to ensure adequate one-on-one time with psychologists, counsellors and other clinical staff.
The Cabin is a resort-like facility located along the Ping River in the largest city in Northern Thailand – Chiang Mai. A very popular destination with tourists from all around the world, Chiang Mai offers a hillside climate and natural and cultural beauty.
At a fraction of the cost of many Western recovery centres, The Cabin boasts highly qualified, Western-trained counsellors and private Thai-style bungalows and luscious tropical gardens for the ultimate in relaxation during recovery.
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