An addiction to Lyrica most likely arises without you even realising it has become a crutch and something you depend upon on a daily basis. This anticonvulsant medication initially used to treat epilepsy and seizures can also be prescribed for the treatment of pain from fibromyalgia or peripheral neuropathy. Lyrica is also administered for conditions like anxiety.

Known as ‘The New Valium’, it was designed to conquer certain types of pain but also creates a sense of relaxation, which for some, is an all-consuming and very powerful feeling to resist.

If you have found that you are increasing your daily dose or indeed taking Lyrica far beyond its recommended prescription period for your particular diagnosis, abuse of this medication is a certain factor.

The Dawn Thailand drug rehab is Asia’s leading holistic and rehabilitation wellness centre with the expertise to treat all types of addiction, using both psychotherapy and holistic therapeutic treatments.

The Dawn is Asia’s leading addiction rehab and mental health retreat that focuses on healing on all levels. 

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We aim to make our admissions process as simple and clear as possible. Our dedicated team is always here to help 24/7.

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We co-ordinate treatment for people suffering with mental health conditions as well as substance abuse disorders.

Signs and Symptoms of Lyrica Abuse

Whilst you may not feel that Lyrica has become an issue in your life, think about the following physical and mental side-effects that you may already be experiencing:

Physical side-effects of Lyrica abuse

  • A lack of coordination in muscle movements
  • Dizziness and drowsiness
  • Visual impairment

 Mental side-effects of Lyrica abuse

  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion and/or agitation
  • Hallucinations

And these are just a handful of the effects upon your mental and physical health; there are several more, some of which can become life threatening. This is not a drug to be brushed aside as far as its consequences to your well-being are concerned and its addictive nature has been well-noted by medical professionals in recent years.

Effects and Consequences of Lyrica Addiction

An addiction to Lyrica can result in a number of complications, ranging from respiratory problems to gastrointestinal issues, all of which can prove detrimental to your health, both in the short- and long-term.

In addition to the side effects Lyrica alone has on your body, those who mix it with other drugs, such as opioids or even alcohol face even higher health risks and possible death.

Lyrica Withdrawal Symptoms

Drastically decreasing your intake of Lyrica in an attempt to withdraw from its hold is not a wise move, as it can lead to severely uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that can ultimately lead you back to the drug you were trying to refrain from in the first place.

Withdrawal symptoms depend on the amount of time you have been dependent on the drug, as well as what other substances you may have been taking alongside it.

It is always recommended to seek professional medical supervision when abstaining from Lyrica so that you significantly decrease your risk of relapse and/or further health complications.

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Why Clients Choose The Dawn in Thailand to Overcome Lyrica Abuse

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The Dawn provides professional treatment for all forms of addiction and is set in a peaceful environment that allows for a full recovery.

During your 6-week treatment programme, you will be given the opportunity to stabilise during your first week of detox. In the next stages of our programme, your specific addiction requirements will be treated with counselling to understand the underlying cause of your habit.

24-Hour Onsite Medical Care

  • Medically-assisted detox and constant monitoring throughout your programme.
  • Highly professional medical team possess extensive experience in both detox issues and psychological matters.
  • Any type of withdrawal symptom and emergencies are dealt with immediately and where necessary, clients will be admitted to hospital for their own safety and well-being.

Step-down Programme

Once clients complete our primary treatment programme, they have the option to join The Dawn’s Step-down Programme to help them to transition back into daily life.

  • Residing at The Dawn, clients engage in daily educational and charitable activities offsite.
  • Group therapy sessions, alongside continuous support from counsellors and peers also provide the stability needed for positive progression.

Relapse Assurance Policy

At The Dawn, we offer the only known Relapse Assurance Policy in Asia.

  • If relapse occurs within one year of completing 12-weeks of primary treatment you can return at no additional cost for 28 days.
  • During this period, the reasons for your relapse will be identified and treated.

Lyrica Addiction Treatment at The Dawn for Lasting Recovery

We keep our group sizes small at The Dawn so that we can pay personalised attention to every individual. We want all of our clients to feel at home and as part of a family so that they can immerse themselves in a healing environment that provides complete recovery.

Our Twin Pillars Lyrica Addiction Treatment Approach

The Dawn’s approach to effective addiction treatment combines the ‘pillars’ of Western psychological techniques with evidence-supported wellness practices based on insightful Eastern teachings. We believe that this combination provides the foundation for successful treatment of any form of addiction.

Our onsite professional nursing team work around the clock to care for every client. By carefully monitoring every person’s individual needs and requirements, proper care and attention is given.

At The Dawn, counselling is the base of our programme and this comes in both the form of individual and group sessions. By delving into the past to unearth underlying causes for your addiction and dealing with current issues that have contributed to your reliance on Lyrica, we can work out the root cause and treat your addiction effectively.

By supporting Western psychological techniques with Asian holistic and wellness therapies, both physical and mental aspects of addiction are all considered and treated accordingly.

We offer a medically-supported Lyrica detox onsite to assuage any uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms you might experience. At The Dawn, counselling is the base of our programme and this comes in the form of individual and group sessions. The purpose is to unearth underlying causes for your addiction and deal with current issues that have contributed to your reliance on Lyrica. They are combined with Asian holistic therapies and fitness training, designed to heal and strengthen the mind and body in unity.

Dual-diagnosis Treatment

Our multidisciplinary team of highly-trained professionals understands that mental health issues play a large part in any form of addiction. Whether previous mental health problems are the underlying cause or they have arisen due to the direct result of your reliance on Lyrica, all factors are considered and treated.

Overcome Your Lyrica Addiction in the Peacefulness of Thailand

The Dawn’s tranquil environment sets the stage for a rehab programme that aims to succeed. Far removed from your regular routine and the triggers for your using behaviour, you will not only be encouraged by the support system that surrounds you but also by the people you will meet along your journey.

A Day at The Dawn

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:

07:00: Morning yoga / cycling
08:00: Breakfast
09:30: Process /  trauma group
10:50: Tai Chi or circuit training / cardio
11:30: Focus group 1
12:30: Lunch
13:30: Focus group 2
14:30: Individual counselling, massage
18:00: Dinner
19:30: Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30: Rest & relaxation
22:00: Bedtime