Prescription drug addiction has reached epidemic proportions globally in recent years. The types of medications most commonly abused are opioids (such as hydrocodone), benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) and stimulants (such as Adderall). This disturbing trend has led to a host of problems, including increased ER visits due to accidental overdoses.

Despite this growing concern, prescription medications are profusely over-prescribed. Because they’re given by a doctor, prescriptions are often seen as safe; many users don’t understand the seriousness of their side effects and addictive potential. And because they’re more socially acceptable, it’s possible to be a high-functioning prescription drug addict for a long period of time without even realising you have a problem. Those trying to get sober from prescription drugs also have a high incidence of relapse.

At The Dawn, we understand how challenging it can be to recover from prescription drug addiction. That’s why we’ve designed a comprehensive treatment programme that helps you safely detox and prepares you for long-term sobriety. And we’re here to support you through the entire process.

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

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Effects and Risks of Prescription Medication Abuse

While the effects of each drug differ from one another, all prescription medications have a powerful effect on the brain. They produce their effects by working on your neurotransmitters, changing the way your brain works. This effect becomes more pronounced when you increase your dosage over time, which commonly happens as you begin to build tolerance.

Depressants like benzos can cause difficulty speaking or breathing, sleepiness at inappropriate times, confusion and impairment of motor skills. Opioids may cause you to feel extremely drowsy, nauseous, bloated and constipated. They also depress (and can even stop) your breathing, which is the main cause of overdose in opioid-related deaths. Stimulants like prescription amphetamines cause your heart to race and your body temperature to skyrocket. And the effects of all of these drugs become worse and more complicated when combined with other drugs or alcohol, which is often the case.


Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Prescription Drug Rehab in Thailand

Swimming Pool at The Dawn Prescription Drug Rehab Thailand

The Dawn stays on the cutting edge of addiction treatment, thanks to our highly qualified and experienced clinical team. Always up to date with the latest therapeutic developments, our team frequently attends international conferences on the most pressing mental health and addiction issues. We are fully licensed and constantly continue our education and training in order to provide you with the best treatment methods available.

Why Inpatient Prescription Drug Rehab is the Most Effective Option

In outpatient rehab (during which you remain at home while regularly attending counselling), you’re at greater risk for being exposed to negative influences and triggers. But in inpatient treatment, there are no distractions to deter you from your treatment pathway. The old habits and daily stresses that once drove your addiction are kept at a distance, while you have the space to work on yourself and lay the foundation for a life of sobriety.

How Prescription Drug Rehab Programme Works

Though different types of prescription drugs vary in their effects, your prescription drug addiction treatment plan will have the same basic components: detoxification, counselling and holistic wellness therapy.

Depending on your level of dependency, you may need to detox from drugs in your system before receiving addiction treatment. Because some prescription drugs cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms, it’s important to taper off of them in a controlled environment under medical supervision.

The Dawn houses a licensed, onsite medical facility providing the proper medical assistance for detox.

Our certified medical team has extensive of experience performing all types of medical detox. You’ll be cared for 24 hours a day by our attentive and compassionate staff, and stay in relaxing private accommodation to make your detox as safe and comfortable as possible.

At The Dawn, our programmes are flexible and highly individualised. We understand that a multifaceted approach is necessary to tackle this complex disorder, which is why our treatment consists of several methods, including:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Non-religious 12-Step support
  • Relapse prevention plan
  • Complimentary online aftercare

We also offer integrated treatment for those with co-occurring mental health conditions.

We offer a variety of holistic treatments to support your therapeutic process and help you feel clear and grounded. These include:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Spa and massage therapy
  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Art therapy
  • Muay Thai

You’ll also have access to our gym, swimming pool and meditation spaces, so you can restore your body and mind to an optimal state of balance.

If you’re physically dependent on prescription drug, your first step will likely be prescription drug detox. Not everyone requires this phase of treatment — this will be determined during an initial assessment prior to starting your treatment plan. We have 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, sobriety and generally healthy living.

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment in Thailand
Relax Into Your Recovery

A little change of scenery goes a long way when it comes to making new changes in your life. This is especially true when getting sober, as environment is a key factor in your addiction. Here at our residential rehab facility in beautiful Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand, you’ll eat a nutritious, balanced diet that helps cleanse your system of toxins, meditate daily at our small temple overlooking the Ping River, and find the sense of calm that’s been evading you over the course of your addiction.

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, Personal Training, Mindfulness Meditation or TMS (optional)
19:00:Group Activity, Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30:Rest & Relaxation