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Affordable and Effective Heroin & Opioid Addiction Treatment in Thailand

Effective Heroin Addiction Treatment
in Thailand
One of the best things about attending an inpatient rehab centre for heroin addiction is that it allows you to be completely removed from your daily life. In this safe environment, everyone will have the same goal: to get over their addictions and lead healthier lives.

Residential heroin addiction treatment with us provides the client 24-hour coverage, meaning there is always someone to speak for support at any time of the day or night. Completely confidential inpatient treatment at The Cabin provides addicts with the time and the ability to be completely cut off from all regular life stressors so they can focus solely on their recovery.

Is a Medically Supervised Detox Required for Heroin or Opioid Addiction? 

After the last high wears off, withdrawal symptoms are usually felt within a few hours. Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawals include:

  • Yawning
  • Diarrhea
  • Uncontrollable Crying
  • Cold Sweats
  • Cramps
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Symptoms
  • Muscle and Bone Aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • While it is true that the withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin can be very uncomfortable – even painful, they’re not life-threatening. So, a medical detox isn’t required in most cases. However, withdrawal is still one of the most difficult times in an addict’s life – and a point at which many addicts tend to give up and go back to using. As such, this period needs to be properly managed. In more severe cases, methadone may be administered to help soothe the withdrawal symptoms and make it easier for the body to adjust to being without the opiate, or opioid.

    What is the Best Type of Treatment for Heroin Addiction?

    With heroin addiction being one of the most disabling of all drug addictions, it is rare to see a high-functioning addict. The 2 main types of heroin addiction treatment are outpatient, and inpatient. For those who have been able to maintain a level of functionality during their using life, or have a lower level of dependence on the drug, may wish to engage in outpatient treatment. 

    However, those with higher levels of dependence on the drug, or have completely lost control of their using and have lost a great deal in their life because of it, would be best served by engaging in inpatient treatment

    Why Choose The Cabin For Your Heroin Addiction Rehab

    The Cabin has an excellent record for treating over 5000 clients and is globally recognised for their unique, affordable and effective inpatient programme. With Western-trained therapists employing an approach that integrates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12-step methadology as well as  mindfulness therapy, our programme has helped people from all walks of life successfully free themselves from their addiction and to recover their lives.

    Our luxurious, private villas sit among beautiful tropical gardens along the banks of the Ping River – it’d be easy to mistake the facility for a luxury resort.

    The Cabin A Serene and Healing Environment for Substance Addiction Treatment

    In recent years, heroin abuse and addiction have been on the rise in the U.S.A. In 2020 alone, the number of opiate and opioid drug-related deaths has skyrocketed to 68,630. This doesn’t even take into account people who overdosed on opiates without dying or people out there who are currently suffering in silence from their addiction.

    It probably wouldn’t surprise you that heroin addiction treatment continues to grow in Thailand each year as well.

    Heroin, Opiate & Opioid Addiction

    Heroin is an opiate drug that comes from the opium poppy plant. Other types of opiates include opium, morphine and codeine. When used for medical purposes, these drugs word as analgesics, or pain killers…and a very effective one at that. However, due to the calming and tranquilising effects, it has on users, people tend to use them in high doses for recreational use.

    In recent years there has seen a surge in addiction to prescription drugs containing the opiate family, with OxyContin sitting at the top of the list. Originally marketed as a strong painkiller with little to no addictive possibilities, it was later found to be very addictive. Many people prescribed this drug for pain had begun abusing the drug and become addicted.

    Buying prescription drugs on the streets is considerably more expensive, and so people are turning to the cheaper – but no less effective alternative, heroin to get their fix. Opiates and heroin are all very similar and act in a similar way when used. For the sake of this page, we will be specifically referring to opiate addiction as “heroin addiction”.

    It is worth mentioning that Opioid addiction, which can be described as synthetic opiates has seen a sharp increase in use in more recent years and is accounting for an alarming rate of overdoses and deaths. You may have heard of the drug Fentanyl on the news. This potent analgesic has been described as a cheaper alternative to opiates and more dangerous. We will also include opioids on this page when referring to opiates and heroin.

    Heroin Addiction and How it Affects the Brain

    Heroin is a highly addictive drug that changes the brain’s structure and function over time. A user will develop a physical dependence on heroin, craving more and more of the drug to get the same effect. Studies show that consistent use of heroin can promote the deterioration of white matter in the brain, which can affect a person’s decision-making abilities, as well as how they regulate their behaviour and response to stress.

    The Long-Term Health Effects of Prolonged Heroin Abuse

    Heroin addiction can lead to many dangerous and severe health-related problems. These include:

    • Opiate dependency, which results in extreme withdrawals when ceasing use
    • High risk of contracting HIV and other blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis C due to unsafe injecting practices. 
    • Collapsed veins due to intravenous drug use
    • Contracting bacterial or fungal infections
    • Kidney failure
    • Death from overdosing
    • Infection of the heart lining and valves
    • Rheumatologic problems such as arthritis
    • Poisoning from contaminants added to cut/dilute heroin

    For approximately half of those who use heroin, death is the ultimate outcome. The majority of overdose deaths are caused by the user ingesting too much heroin while their body becomes tolerant to the drug. As tolerance develops, users become addicted to the substance and must ingest more in order to achieve the same desired effects. Eventually, even after developing a tolerance to heroin, a user takes more than they can handle and dies of an overdose.

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