Why Expats in Asia find effective and affordable rehab treatment for drug abuse and addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai
As of October 2010, there were over 2.2 million foreigners living in Japan, and almost 1 million living in China. Not to mention millions of other expats living in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries.
In all of these countries, drugs are highly illegal – but that doesn’t mean that expats living there can’t get their hands on almost any drug they choose. In Japan, there was an estimated 2.76 million Japanese people who had used illegal drugs and China is constantly battling the influx of illicit drugs coming from the Golden Triangle.
In 2005, Heroin was the drug of choice among 78% of China’s drug-users. That same year, police destroyed more than 30 drug labs across the country, seizing massive amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, opium and ecstasy.
Simply put – while the penalties for holding and using drugs may be severe in these countries, drugs are still accessible. And expats can easily succumb to the addictive powers of these substances for many reasons.
Expats living abroad, whether for work, retirement, or just plain adventure, can often feel lonely and even out of place. In cultures so different from their own, fitting in isn’t always easy, and sometimes drugs are an easy way to feel more confident, make new friends, and for some – simply get through the days. And once a person begins using drugs for any of the above reasons – abuse and/or addiction is imminent.
Unfortunately, finding rehab treatment centres in Asia isn’t easy. In both Japan and China, admitting to drug use in order to enter a treatment facility could cause you trouble with the police and/or your place of employment. Apart from this, addiction treatment therapy is almost always in the local language only and usually available at public institutions with a medical focus on treatment.
So expats have the option of either going back home to the West for treatment and being faced with the embarrassment of having to reveal the circumstances that have led to their return home or to search for a rehab that can treat them effectively in another country.
The Cabin in Chiang Mai due to its ideal location in Thailand – an easy flight from any city in Asia – and its highly effective treatment program conducted in English by Western, accredited addiction specialists has made this residential rehab the preferred choice of foreigners living around Asia. In fact, expats from East and Southeast Asia account for one of The Cabin’s largest client groups. They come from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, India and of course, Thailand.
Why Expats in Asia choose The Cabin
Unlike many other countries in Southeast Asia, Thai Police and Government Authorities are not involved in drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment, making The Cabin a safe choice for rehab treatment.
Located on the Ping River, clients will enjoy privacy and beautiful Thai accommodation as well as experience the world-famous Thai hospitality while receiving some of the world’s best addiction treatment from highly qualified Western-trained counsellors. And since The Cabin offers a world-class facility and treatment program at about one-third of many in-patient treatment centres around the world, there’s no reason for expats to travel any further than The Cabin.