It’s no wonder why ice or meth is so extremely addictive – its effects on your mind and body are overwhelmingly powerful. When you take a hit of ice, it causes your dopamine to surge to 10 times its normal level, creating a rush of adrenaline and pleasurable sensations in your brain. But the intensity of its high is followed by an equally intense comedown marked by extreme anxiety, depression and exhaustion, amongst a host of other physical and mental complications. Meth binges can go on for days at a time – all of which is a harrowing roller coaster ride for your mind, body and soul.

This cycle may feel impossible to escape, but it is not. Countless people have recovered from meth addiction, and with treatment and support, you can too. The experienced addiction therapists at The Dawn understand ice addiction well – and they are here to help you escape its grasp.

Signs and Symptoms of Ice Addiction

  • Dilated pupils
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Increased breathing rate and blood pressure
  • Increased physical activity
  • Appetite loss
  • Depression
  • Irritability or paranoia
  • Sleeplessness
  • Mood swings
  • Heavy sweating
  • Unpredictable and/or violent behaviour
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting, nausea or diarrhoea
  • Uncontrollable jaw clenching
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

Long-Term Effects of Meth Abuse

Meth or Ice is considered one of the world’s most dangerous drugs. It is both physically and mentally destructive, which is why many meth addicts look completely different before and after long-term meth use. Effects of meth or ice abuse include:

  • Brain damage
  • Paranoia
  • Malnutrition
  • Facial disfiguration
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Coma
  • Stroke

Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Ice Rehab in Thailand

Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Ice Rehab in Thailand

At The Dawn, we genuinely care about every single person who walks through our doors. Unlike many other larger rehabs, you won’t feel like a number here – everyone you come into contact with each day will know you by name. Your counsellors will sincerely listen to you and take all aspects of your self – your background, life story, past trauma and present circumstances – into account when designing a custom treatment plan just for you.


Inpatient Ice Rehabilitation in Thailand: The Most Effective Approach

Inpatient, or residential, addiction treatment is widely considered the most effective approach to thorough drug recovery. Outpatient treatment offers limited support and leaves you exposed to the stresses and distractions of your domestic and work life. But in inpatient treatment, those issues are kept at a distance, creating the time and space you need to focus completely on your recovery. When you live onsite during rehab, you have 24-hour support from trained addiction professionals, so you are never alone in working through your challenges.

How Crystal Meth Addiction is Treated at The Dawn

When you arrive at The Dawn, you will receive a comprehensive psychological assessment to determine your needs. Your therapist will then create a treatment plan for you, which they will oversee over the course of your stay to make sure it stays optimally effective. Our ice addiction treatment programme consists of two main stages: first, ice detox, which is followed by ice addiction counselling and holistic wellness therapy.

Long-term use of addictive substances can lead to physical dependence, which occurs when your central nervous system adapts to a certain type of drug. Prior to treatment, you will undergo a medical assessment to determine whether or not you require detox. If you do, you will detox onsite at our rehab, under the care of our fully licensed nursing team who have extensive experience with medical detoxes. You’ll stay in comfortable and relaxing accommodation, putting your mind and body at ease while you prepare yourself for therapy.

Addiction treatment at The Dawn consists of a combination of therapies that help you understand addiction, recognise your negative patterns and give you tools to correct them, all while healing the damage caused by your addiction. Your treatment will include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT) and the 12 Steps. These take the form of:

  • Individual counselling sessions to explore and talk through your issues
  • Experiential and process groups to share your experiences with others and understand that you are not alone
  • AA and NA meetings to help you build a sober community and receive valuable peer support

During your time with us, you will also work through a supportive wellness regimen that soothes your mind and body – enhancing your therapy work. This includes mindfulness meditation, yoga, massage therapy, exercise and good nutrition. And you’ll have access to our gym and swimming pool so you can keep healthy and clear-minded throughout your stay.

If you’re physically dependent on Meth, your first step will likely be ICE detox. Not everyone requires this phase of treatment — this will be determined during an initial assessment prior to starting your treatment plan. Our ice rehab has a comprehensive medical detox facility onsite, so you can complete all stages of treatment in one location and easily transition from detox to therapy. Our centre is fully equipped with modern medical technology, and our medical staff are available at all hours.
After detox you’ll move on to addiction treatment, where you’ll stay in comfortable, private accommodation while working through an intensive daily programme. In this stage, we’ll focus on the underlying causes of your addiction using our own Twin Pillars approach. This unique approach to treatment combines evidence-based and innovative therapy and a complementary wellness regimen to ensure our clients have the best possible chance to maintain long-term recovery from meth, sobriety and generally healthy living.

Relapse Prevention and Aftercare

We know that addiction treatment is just the beginning. That’s why we offer a variety of options for continuing care, to ensure that your lifelong recovery is supported and you remain connected to our community. We offer an onsite Step Down Programme to help you transition more easily back into your day-to-day life, as well as complementary online aftercare so you can continue the important work you started in counselling.

Ice Addiction Rehab in Thailand: A Positive Change of Scenery

When making major life changes like getting clean from ice, environment is a major factor, so it is important to choose yours wisely. The Dawn’s facilities are located in the peaceful countryside of Northern Thailand, surrounded by small Thai villages and stunning natural beauty – a world away from all your triggers. Here, you will receive the therapeutic benefits of Thailand’s harmonious culture and calming environs, which will not only support your progress in treatment, but make your experience all the more relaxing and enjoyable.

We employ a team of licensed professionals who have extensive experience in the fields of mental health and addiction.

Weekly excursions are part of our programme so you can relax and enjoy the culture and beauty of nearby attractions in Chiang Mai.

Clients tell us our cosy environment plus our genuinely caring clinical team who focus on healing at all levels is the major draw card.

A Day at The Dawn

We believe in healing the whole person. You will receive intensive psychotherapy, but meditation, relaxation, and recreational activities will all play an important therapeutic role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn:

07:00:Group Exercise
09:30:Group Process
11:00:Group Therapy
13:00:Focus Group
14:30:Individual Counselling, Massage, Fitness Training, Mindfulness Meditation or TMS (optional)
19:00:Group Activity, Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30:Rest & Relaxation