Why South Africans find effective and affordable rehab treatment for drug addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai
According to survey results in 2009, illicit drug use in South Africa was at twice the global average and 15% of the entire population was said to have a drug problem. Whether in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Soweto, Durban, Pretoria or small towns around the country – South Africa as a whole is facing a major problem with drug abuse.
Recently, the United Nations named South Africa one of the drug capitals of the world. Some officials believe that the current drug problem could be a much larger problem for the country than the AIDS epidemic.
From 2007 to 2009, cocaine use alone increased by 20%. And in the 2012 survey by the Anti-Drug Alliance (ADA), Marijuana use was up by 11% and two forms of Methamphetamine, Tick and Cat, increased by 88% and 82% respectively – both staggeringly high figures.
However, drug abuse affects more than just the users. The South African Police Service (SAPS) released statistics showing that 60% of crimes across the country involved substance abuse – either the offender was under the influence, or was using crime as a means to get their next drug hit. In fact, from 2006 to 2011 in Cape Town alone drug-related arrests jumped from 300 to 1500 – an increase of 500%. With the closure of the South African Narcotics Bureau in 1994, drug-related crimes throughout the entire country increased by 30%. Including police enforcement, health insurance and other drug-related costs – drug abuse costs South Africa approximately R20 billion each year.
In the 2012 survey by the ADA, 89.1% of respondents believed that South Africa had a drug problem. Which brings us to the question – if South Africa and its people are aware of the drug problem – why is it getting worse instead of better?
One major problem is that the public rehab system is failing. The amount of people attending rehab is up by over 26% in recent years, leaving the rehab centres overflowing and averaging a success rate of only 3%. 10% of respondents in the 2012 ADA survey admitted to going to rehab up to 9 times – some admitting up to 14 times – with little success. It’s no wonder, then, that more and more South Africans are choosing treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai.
Why South Africans are choosing The Cabin
The Cabin boasts a 97% treatment completion rate and offers a world-class facility run by Western-certified counsellors who are on-site 24/7 to ensure personalized and attentive addiction treatment. Located in one of the most-visited destinations in the world, The Cabin offers a picturesque landscape along the Ping River in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Clients stay in their own private bungalows with access to a swimming pool, recliners and hammocks – while in its tropical gardens a restaurant serving Thai and Western cuisine is sure to tempt even the most particular diners.
For those who consider complete discretion a must – the location serves well as a holiday destination too – complete with weekly excursions to all the wonderful places Thailand has to offer, including waterfalls, cooking classes and elephants camps. These excursions are a great opportunity to take ‘holiday photos’ to show people back home. At around 30 % of the price of many Western in-patient centres, The Cabin is become increasingly popular among South Africans.
“This place has lifted me up from a rock bottom (suicide) state. With the support and advice given to me from the staff at the facility, I am well on the way to a great future. One I was never going to have if I hadn’t come to The Cabin.”
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