Effective Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment in Thailand
Prescription drug addiction is becoming an ever growing problem worldwide. Drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium and Xanax are among the most widely abused prescription drugs globally and the effects can be devastating. It is this situation that necessitates the high volumes of individuals who seek prescription drug addiction treatment.
The Start of Prescription Drug Addiction
In many cases, prescription drug addiction begins when a person is prescribed drugs by their own physician. OxyContin and Vicodin are opiates typically prescribed for pain management, while Valium and Xanax are the most common types of benzodiazepines prescribed for stress or anxiety disorders. Both types of drugs are commonly abused because of their ability to make the user feel intensely calm and relaxed.
These types of drugs are also highly addictive for this reason. When taken repeatedly, these drugs can alter the brain’s reward system by flooding it with dopamine, causing an addiction to the drug to form.
Health Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse
While prescription drugs are generally safe to use for short periods of time, prolonged abuse, especially in high doses, can cause serious health effects on the user in the following ways:
Health Effects of Opiate Prescription Drug Addiction
- Blurred vision
- Lack of energy
- Suicidal thoughts
- Urination problems
- Low blood pressure
- Slowed heartbeat
- Slowed or troubled breathing
Health Effects of Benzodiazepine Prescription Drug Addiction
- Slurred speech
- Excessive sleepiness
- Weakness of muscles
- Salivation changes
- Lack of focus
- Memory problems
- Mood or sleep disturbances
- Bladder or bowel control problems
- Double vision
- Difficulty passing urine
- Blurred vision
Types of Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction
Both inpatient and outpatient is viable for prescription drug addiction, depending on the severity of the addiction. Outpatient treatment is typically reserved for those addicts who have not yet ‘lost everything’ and are able to maintain day to day obligations while receiving treatment.
For those suffering from a more severe addiction, inpatient treatment is recommended.
Benefits of Inpatient Opioid Dependence Treatment
Attending residential rehab has many benefits for prescription drug addicts who are seeking treatment, including the following:
- Secure, secluded location.
For many addicts, it is necessary to remove themselves from the people, places and events in their daily life which encourage using. At residential treatment, clients are far from any triggers and are surrounded by people who understand what they are going through.
- Group and one-on-one counselling therapy.
An integral part of addiction treatment lays in taking part in both group and one-on-one counselling therapy to get a better understanding of the disease of addiction and how to cope with it through recovery.
- Wide selection of treatment therapies.
Residential rehab offers the opportunity for a variety of therapies aside from counselling. These can include but are not limited to art therapy, drama therapy, yoga, mindfulness meditation, physical fitness and more.
- Freedom to heal.
Receiving addiction treatment at a residential rehab could be compared to staying at an all-inclusive resort (if we forgot about the actual treatment part). All meals are a prepared and served to clients, activities and excursions are available and there is staff available 24-hours a day to assist clients with recovery. This provides clients an optimal environment to truly focus on their addiction recovery.
Of course, all treatment is backed by 100% confidentiality.
Is Medically Supervised Detox Necessary?
The withdrawal symptoms from opiate prescription drugs will no doubt be uncomfortable, but they are not life threatening. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines however, can be dangerous. Quitting benzodiazepines ‘cold turkey’ can cause severe seizures which can be life-threatening, which is why a medically supervised detox is recommended for these prescription drugs.
Why Choose The Cabin Chiang Mai for Opioid Addiction Treatment?
Situated along the Ping River in one of Thailand’s most-visited cities, The Cabin Chiang Mai boasts picturesque Thai-style bungalows and expansive tropical gardens which help to creating a calm and relaxing environment for drug addiction treatment.
Our Western-trained counsellors use our own unique and very effective treatment programme,Recovery Zones, which combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Steps methodology and mindfulness therapy to deliver an addiction treatment programme that really works. With an above average completion rate of 96%, our programme is highly regarded by the medical community around the globe.
Due to the low operating costs in Thailand, we are able to offer our luxury treatment services at just a fraction of the cost of equal or lesser facilities in Western countries.
Is Opiate Treatment Covered by Insurance?
The answer to this depends on your own insurance policy. However, in many cases the answer is yes. To find out more specifically about your case, please contact our administration staff.
How Long Does Opioid Dependence Treatment Take?
The length of your opioid treatment programme depends on several factors including severity of the addiction, how long the person has been using, whether they have detoxed before coming to our facility and how quickly they are able to adapt to the addiction treatment programme. In most cases, however, we recommend a minimum of 28 days at our facility, with the option to extend up to 3 months if necessary.
Is Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai Confidential?
100%! We take every precaution necessary to ensure that the only people who will know about your prescription drug addiction treatment (outside our own staff of course) are the people you choose to tell.
Start Addiction Treatment Today!
Time is often of the essence when it comes to successful addiction treatment. The sooner an addiction is treated, the higher the chances are of success. If you are someone you know are suffering from prescription drug addiction, do not hesitate any longer! Call one of our specialists today for a free assessment and start getting the addiction treatment you need right away. Everyone deserves the chance to lead a healthy, happy life in recovery.