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.
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:
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: