Opioid Rehab in Thailand: Effective Drug Addiction Treatment in Beautiful Chiang Mai
Opioids, such as codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone and oxycodone, are narcotic pain relievers that are either derived from morphine or synthetic versions of morphine derivatives. Opioid addiction devastates the lives of an enormous and growing number of people – an epidemic that is fuelled by their widespread over-prescription.
But unfortunately, only 10 percent of those who are addicted to opioids end up seeking treatment. That’s a very concerning figure, considering their extremely addictive nature and high overdose risk. In fact, opioids are responsible for the highest number of drug-related injuries and deaths. Because of their potential for physical addiction and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, relapse is common for those who try to quit on their own.
We want you to know that it is entirely possible to get off of opioids and stay sober for good. At The Dawn, we have helped many people successfully recover from opioid addiction and confidently manage their lives without drugs – and we can help you too
Effects of Opioid Abuse
Opioids take a serious toll on your body. Long-term effects of opioid use include, but are not limited to:
- Severe constipation and bloating
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Liver and kidney damage (usually due to acetaminophen and other NSAIDs typically present in prescription opioids)
- Respiratory depression, which can lead to hypoxia and resulting brain damage
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
Repeated opioid use quickly leads to tolerance-building, and eventually your brain and body become accustomed to the level of opioids present in your system. Once this happens, you will experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop using, such as:
- Intense cravings
- Extreme anxiety and irritability
- Headaches and muscle aches
- Intestinal problems
- Profuse sweating
- Racing heartbeat
The amount of time it takes to become dependent on opioids differs from person to person. If you are opioid-dependent, your first step when entering rehab will be to enter detox, so you can safely rid your body of the presence of opioids before beginning addiction treatment.
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Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Opioid Rehab in Thailand
At The Dawn, we are well equipped to safely and effectively guide you through each stage of opioid addiction treatment. Our international team of addiction specialists all hold Masters degrees or higher academic qualifications, and are constantly updating their skills with training in the newest techniques in addiction treatment. We hold ourselves to the highest clinical quality standards, so you can rest assured that when you are here you will be in good hands and receive the best treatment possible.
Inpatient Opioid Rehab: Your Most Effective Treatment Option
Because of opioids’ high risk for harm and overdose, and potential need for medical attention due to opioid-related health concerns, it is important for those who are opioid-dependent to get sober in a professionally supervised setting. Inpatient rehab is recommended as the most effective form of treatment, as is provides the most comprehensive level of care and support. Relapse is common in the early stages of sobriety, and being in a residential setting greatly reduces the risk for this. Inpatient treatment is a more committed way to get sober – each day, you will be immersed in a full schedule of activities specifically aimed at advancing your recovery progress.
How Our Opioid Addiction Treatment Works
The Dawn’s Twin Pillars treatment programme is designed to help you overcome the disease of addiction and come away with the tools you need to stay sober. Its main components are: opioid detox, addiction counselling and wellness therapy.
Withdrawing from opioids is uncomfortable, and can have dangerous complications. This is why it requires pharmacological management so it is extremely important to detox in the care of medical professionals, in a highly supportive setting.
Here at The Dawn, we’ll begin your treatment by conducting an assessment to precisely determine your level of dependency and check for related health concerns. You will detox in the comfort and safety of our rehab centre under the professional surveillance of our licenced nursing team and medication to relieve any discomfort will be prescribed by our psychiatrist. Once you complete detox, you’ll be ready for the next step.
We use time-tested treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT) and a secular version of the 12-Steps to help you make the profound changes you want to see in your life. While CBT helps you recognise and change the deeply held beliefs that limit your growth, mindfulness helps you maintain a centred sense of calm when dealing with challenging situations. 12-Step group meetings help you cultivate a community of peers that will support your sobriety for life.
We offer selected wellness practices to augment your psychotherapy and support your progress, bringing a sense of ease and relaxation to your time in treatment. These include:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Massage therapy
- Art therapy
- Muay Thai boxing
During your stay with us, you’ll also have full access to our gym, swimming pool and meditation spaces to recharge during your free time.
Opioid Abuse Treatment in Thailand
Thailand is an ideal place to begin your recovery journey. Its warmth, natural beauty and friendly local culture create an environment that comforts you during the challenging stages of recovery. At our peaceful facility on the banks of the Ping River outside of Chiang Mai, you’ll find that the fresh air and beauty of the countryside help to clear your mind, making you feel positive and prepared for the important work of getting sober.
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:
|14:30:||Individual Counselling, Massage, Fitness Training, Mindfulness Meditation or TMS (optional)|
|19:00:||Group Activity, Offsite NA / AA meeting|
|20:30:||Rest & Relaxation|