The Cabin Addiction Treatment Method
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Our inpatient addiction treatment method is a highly acclaimed and comprehensive programme that encompasses modern, intelligent, physical, and holistic approaches.
Globally recognized by the medical community, our method incorporates the following key elements:
1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), provides a highly personalised approach tailored to the individual’s specific addiction treatment needs.
2. The 12 Steps are explained through a series of workshops using ‘secular’, or non-religious language to better suit our diverse clientele.
3. Mindfulness meditation is used as an evidence-based way of treating mental and emotional health disorders such as anxiety and depression which co-occur with addiction.
4. Physical Fitness Therapy augments the core addiction treatment programme.
Changing Pathways – The Cabin’s Principal Addiction Treatment Method
The Cabin’s Changing Pathways Programme or Recovery Zones is a method that combines the evidence-based techniques of CBT but retains the time-tested structure of 12 Step therapy and the benefits and support of their fellowships and resources. The programme is conducted by Western-trained and licensed professionals with vast experience in addiction treatment. At The Cabin, we use the Recovery Zones because it is an easy way to combine the best elements of CBT, 12 Steps and Mindfulness Meditation into an integrative approach to addiction treatment.
Below, we take you through the three recovery zones for a better understanding of how our addiction treatment method works.
We place anything which has become compulsive and destructive for us in the Active Zone. Any substances or processes in this zone we would then abstain from. It is important to acknowledge that the goal of treatment is to become completely free of destructive processes and substances on an ongoing basis. Abstinence is the goal of treatment. However, many people move towards this ultimate goal at a different pace and some people need more help than others. Each client is different with regard to how and when they become abstinent. Also, there may be limited cases where complete abstinence is not possible, for example, some clients may need ongoing medication to help them with their substance dependence or co-occurring disorders such as depression.
The Danger Zone is where we define behaviours which might lead us back to active addiction.
- Triggers: Things which activate or make us want to behave in an addictive way.
- Negative Self-Talk: Ways we talk negatively to ourselves inside our heads.
- Unmanageable Feeling States: Unnecessary negative feelings like shame and anger.
- Ineffective Behaviours: Things we do which are maladaptive (not suitable for our survival or well-being).
In The Danger Zone, we focus on understanding and managing these crucial elements that can potentially lead us back to active addiction. By recognizing triggers, challenging negative self-talk, addressing unmanageable feelings, and modifying ineffective behaviours, we can navigate away from the dangers and maintain a healthier path of recovery.
The Changing Pathways or Recovery Zone is all the things we need to do to achieve health and well-being. The list of things we can do to achieve this is really any healthy and positive behaviour that contributes to you staying in recovery but usually includes things like exercising and eating correctly, attending fellowship and other support meetings, building positive relationships with friends and family, actively avoiding triggers and supporting others in recovery.
Mindfulness and The Recovery Zone
Mindfulness is a meditation style which originated in SE Asia but which is now very popular around the world in psychological health settings (link). It has been used widely by health services in the West to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, and is now gaining ground as an effective treatment for addiction.
Mindfulness concentrates on the following:
- Slowing Down: Becoming more aware of our thoughts and our body movements/sensations.
- Urge Surfing: The ability to see through cravings by assimilating the addictive thought into the meditation practice,
- Body Scanning: Also known as progressive relaxation. This is an aspect of mindfulness which greatly aids relaxation and sleep, which aids recovery from addiction.
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One-on-one therapy sessions will always be conducted with your dedicated case manager who will remain with you from the beginning to the end of your treatment. They will help you work out your Recovery Zones and share them in group sessions.
We have group therapy twice a day six days a week, plus evening workshops which are every night of the week.
Group Therapy is utilised in our residential rehab addiction treatment method because not only your counsellors, but also your peer group, have a profound effect on your recovery. It is the main difference between residential treatment and community outpatient treatment/counselling. In a residential setting like rehab, your peer group enables you to see more of your issues than you would otherwise, and the dynamic of working through your issues with others “in the same boat” is proven to be more effective than battling it alone.
The biggest obstacle to overcoming addiction is fear – fear that you cannot change, fear that you will give in to your cravings. Mindfulness therapy – made up of mindfulness meditation and yoga practice – is a key aspect of The Cabin’s addiction treatment method because of its proven effectiveness in dealing with cravings and negative emotions or moods.
Physical Fitness Therapy
Physical or fitness therapy is an important and beneficial part of our effective method of addiction treatment. Exercise enhances an individual’s physical well-being and helps them to build strength while in rehab.
Detox Prior to Treatment
Before beginning our addiction treatment method, some clients may also need detoxification due to physical dependence on addiction substances. Safe withdrawal can also be conducted onsite.
Treating Trauma and Co-occurring Disorders
Some of our clients experience trauma or PTSD symptoms as well as addiction. We provide an evidence-based therapy called EMDR for the treatment of these conditions.
For those suffering from other mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or mood disorders, we can offer treatment for co-occurring disorders and addiction simultaneously.
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Addiction Treatment Services Offered
We offer flexible treatment programmes tailored to the individual needs of each client, including One Month Accelerated, Two Month, Three Month, and Tailored-duration programmes.
- Treatment is available for substance addiction as well as behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction, food addiction, sex addiction and internet addiction.
- Aside from regular consultation with the doctor-in-residence, clients are attended to by counsellors (group and individual therapy) as well as support staff.
- Physical Therapy will be conducted by our excellent and experienced team of fitness instructors who have an in-depth understanding of the fitness issues faced by addicts.
- Family Treatment Programme that involves and educates the family of the client about addiction and recovery.
- Regular excursions are conducted to places of interest as well as off-site activities and sports. Chiang Mai, being a popular tourist destination, offers a plethora of such options.
- All meals are fully catered for in-house and include a wide range of popular Thai as well as international cuisine.
- Our weekly programme reflects our diverse addiction treatment method as it is varied and dynamic creating a lifestyle for our clients which is both interesting and exciting and conducive to their recovery.
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