If your son is struggling with substance abuse or behavioural concerns, The Edge offers the most innovative and effective treatment option available. We are an effective and innovative addiction treatment programme designed specifically for young men. The Edge provides a turning point in young men’s lives and an opportunity to steer themselves away from self-destructive patterns and towards a healthy and rewarding future.
Our unique, holistic approach combines psychological, physical and social elements. The main components of the programme are:
- One-on-one and group therapy sessions with certified clinical professionals
- Intensive physical practice in either Muay Thai boxing or triathlon training
- Wilderness excursions to develop determination, communication and teamwork
- Building a sense social responsibility through community service
The Dangers of Addiction for Young Men
Young people are at an especially high risk of developing an addiction. Addiction often manifests in young men as feelings of purposelessness, restlessness, irritability, unhappiness and extreme boredom.
Addiction is progressive—it gets worse over time. The good news is that young men are at a prime point in their life to make a change. Young people who catch their addictive behaviour in the early stages are able to reverse the effects before reaching a critical stage. Early intervention is the key to living a healthy life which allows young men to attain their full potential.
Our programme especially benefits young men with:
- Drug or alcohol abuse issues
- Lack of direction or failure to launch
- Poor academic performance
- ADD/ ADHD
- Trouble with law enforcement
- Unsuccessful attempts at other rehabs
What Makes The Edge Effective?
The Cabin’s world-renowned Recovery Zones treatment method is an integrative approach that draws on the key elements of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the 12 Steps and mindfulness. Through counselling sessions with our team of experts, young men are able to discover new pespectives and create new patterns in order to break the cycle of addiction and self-destructive behaviour.
Our stunning location in the mountainous outskirts of Chiang Mai provides the optimal space for participants to be immersed in nature and Thai culture while distancing themselves from triggers and negative influences. While in treatment, participants can choose between Muay Thai boxing or triathlon training, and take part in memorable wilderness excursions. This treatment element teaches young men about discipline and provides all the psychological benefits of meeting and overcoming challenges by working as a part of a team. They are able to bond with others who have similar struggles and create lasting friendships in recovery.
A Better Future Free from Substance Abuse
Young men who participate in The Edge programme get the healing they need to create a lasting change in their lives. Graduates of The Edge gain:
- Increased confidence
- Improved mood
- Respect for others
- Physical fitness, endurance and coordination
- Improved social skills
- Ability to control impulsive behaviour
- Meaning and direction
- Enhanced empathy
- Anger management
Our well-structured sport programming and counselling provide a context in which young men have the opportunity to develop their leadership qualities and even become mentors for others who are struggling with similar issues.