Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate, more commonly known as GHB, is a highly addictive drug that’s often used by teens and young adults at clubs and parties, and sometimes used as an anabolic steroid for bodybuilding. Its strong effects include lowered inhibition, feelings of affection and euphoria, as well as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion and memory loss. These combined with GHB’s undetectable nature (the liquid substance is odourless, colourless and can easily be slipped into someone’s drink) have led to its widespread use as a date rape drug. Street names for GHB include G, Georgie Home Boy, Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid E, Liquid X and Organic Quaalude.
GHB is addictive even when taken over a short period of time, and once you become chemically dependent, it can be difficult to quit without professional help.
The Dawn is Asia’s leading addiction rehab and mental health retreat that focuses on healing on all levels.
Our licensed onsite medical facility provides 24-hour medical supervision and support for drug detoxification.
At The Dawn, our highly qualified clinical team is always up to date with the latest therapeutic developments. We attend international conferences on the most pressing mental health and addiction issues and constantly continue our education and training to make sure we’re providing you with the most advanced level of care possible.
While outpatient addiction treatment (in which you stay at home and attend regular therapy sessions) can be very helpful, it can also leave you exposed to the same influences that pushed you toward your addiction. This puts you at greater risk of relapse while you’re newly sober and may not be stable enough to re-enter your previous environment.
Inpatient treatment, on the other hand, provides you with 24-hour supervision and support from trained addiction specialists, meaning you’re never alone while working through this challenging stage of recovery. You’ll be an accepted part of our community here at The Dawn, where you can freely and openly share your experiences with others who are going through the same thing.
GHB rehabilitation at The Dawn consists of three main components: detox, addictions counselling and complementary wellness therapies.
When you’re doing the hard work of getting sober and setting yourself up for life in recovery, it’s important to do so in a place where you can completely focus on yourself with little to no distraction. Here in the countryside of Northern Thailand, you’ll find just that – our centre is in a peaceful, quiet location, next to a slow-flowing river and surrounded by verdant rice fields. Here, you can breathe the fresh air, wake up to the warmth of the sun and allow the therapeutic benefits of nature to restore your mind and body and ease you into recovery.
We believe in healing the whole person. You’ll receive intensive therapy, but meditation, relaxation, movement and recreational activities will all play an important role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn: