Located amongst the natural beauty and tranquillity of Northern Thailand,
The Dawn’s private accommodation provides a safe, healing environment for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addictions, behavioural addictions as well as mental health issues. Our highly-personalised and intensive treatment programmes are tailored to meet each of our client’s unique requirements. The Dawn’s all-inclusive inpatient addiction treatment is an ideal choice for those willing to commit to receiving an intense, high level of care during their recovery. The unique blend of western professionalism mixed with eastern hospitality is just one of many attractive reasons why people choose The Dawn for their inpatient drug and alcohol treatment.
Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, describes an intense craving for alcohol and the inability to discontinue drinking, regardless of the consequences. Common signs of alcohol addiction include drinking more than planned on a regular basis, failed attempts to stop drinking, an increased alcohol tolerance, neglecting responsibilities and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when a person stops drinking alcohol.
In some cases, a person may become what is known as a high-functioning alcoholic, which means that they are still behaving responsibly in their professional and personal lives despite being addicted to alcohol. Nevertheless, alcohol addiction eventually catches up with them as well.
Alcohol detox is an essential first step for many people facing alcohol addiction and is often considered before entering alcohol and drug treatment programmes. It can help ease withdrawal symptoms, especially if the person has been addicted to alcohol for an extended period of time or is severely dependent on alcohol.
Withdrawing from alcohol can also have life-threatening consequences, which is why supervised detox may be recommended. At The Dawn, we conduct an initial assessment to determine whether or not detox is necessary.
Drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that involves compulsive drug use and seeking. People who are addicted to drugs will keep using and obtain drugs despite the adverse effect that it has on their professional and personal lives.
Drug addiction changes the brain’s function and structure, which can make it incredibly difficult to stop using drugs without help. Many people addicted to drugs also end up relapsing without proper treatment, education and aftercare.
Drug detox is commonly the first step in comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment programmes. It can stop unpleasant or life-threatening consequences that may occur if a person suddenly stops using drugs.
The goal of drug detox is to promote physiological healing following long-term or severe drug use by eliminating the drug from the body. It is important to undergo a medical detox so that qualified professionals can monitor the client and offer support throughout the process.
Behavioural addiction, or process addiction, changes the way a person’s reward system in the brain behaves. Common behavioural addictions include gambling, food, internet and sex. With these forms of addiction, the action or activity that the person engages in activates the brain’s reward function and turns their act into a compulsive one, regardless of the negative consequences.
After intensely engaging in the activity, or after an extended period of time, the person cannot experience the same amount of pleasure from other activities, which ends up creating a vicious cycle.
Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, occurs when a person suffers from at least one medical disorder. For example, alcohol addiction and drug addiction are quite common since many individuals deal with more than one form of addiction.
Dual diagnosis also describes individuals who have an addiction along with a psychological disorder such as anxiety or depression. It is crucial for people with dual diagnosis to receive treatment for both disorders since neglecting to focus on both conditions ultimately makes treatment ineffective.