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Treatment for Ketamine Addiction at The Cabin Chiang Mai

Treatment for Ketamine Addiction
in Thailand

Ketamine addiction does not make the news as often as heroin, cocaine or prescription drug addiction, but ketamine addiction is more common than most people think, especially within the club or party scenes – its recreational properties stemming from its hallucinogenic properties. The growth of Ketamine usage has caused an increase in the numbers of people looking for effective Ketamine addiction treatment in Thailand.

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Ketamine Addiction Rehabilitation Options

Inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment centres are feasible options for the treatment of ketamine addiction. However, is it the severity of the addiction that will often determine which of those options is most suitable.

Outpatient addiction treatment is reserved for those ketamine addicts who are still able to function somewhat normally in their day to day lives while attending counselling sessions a few times per week for addiction treatment.

For more severe ketamine addictions, or for those who have the opportunity to take the time away from work and family obligations, residential rehab is recommended.

How Can Residential Rehab be of Benefit?

There are many benefits of attending residential rehab facilities for those suffering from ketamine which are as follows:

  1. Ability to focus on recovery.

The only thing anyone in residential rehab needs to worry about is getting better and treating their addiction. Meals are cooked, rooms are cleaned, laundry is done and activities are scheduled. This leaves clients free to truly focus on their own recovery.

  1. Far from people, places or events that trigger ketamine use.

In many cases, quitting substance use without changing environments is incredibly difficult if not impossible. Residential rehab allows ketamine addicts the opportunity to be far from the people, places and events that trigger ketamine use in their daily lives.

  1. Group and one-on-one-counselling.

Both types of counselling are integral to successful ketamine addiction, and both will be a large part of the daily routines and activities at an inpatient treatment centre.

  1. Integration of several therapeutic methods into the daily schedule.

Staying at the addiction treatment centre 24 hours a day means there is more opportunity to incorporate several types of therapies which addicts in outpatient treatment would have to make time for on their own (if at all). These therapies include art therapy, drama therapy, yoga and physical fitness among others which work well together to speed up the process of addiction recovery and secure long-lasting results.

  1. Confidential treatment.

All treatment at an inpatient addiction treatment facility is completely confidential.

Which Type of Addiction Treatment is the Cheapest?

Inpatient addiction treatment includes meals, accommodation and 24-hour staff, which means that is more expensive than outpatient treatment. However, it is important to remember when choosing an addiction treatment programme that price is not everything. Addiction is a serious illness and treatment centres should be chosen based on effectiveness of the treatment programme and qualifications of the clinical and medical staff on site.

Is Addiction Treatment covered by Insurance?

Ketamine addiction is often covered by insurance. In order to know for sure whether or not your insurance policy is accepted, it is advisable to contact the administration office with your insurance details.

Why Choose The Cabin for Ketamine Abuse Treatment?

As far as residential rehab goes, The Cabin has a lot to offer. Luxurious, private villas are nestled amidst the expansive tropical landscape with views of the northern Thai mountains and the Ping river. The early morning sun glimmers off the swimming pool while clients awake early to practice yoga on the dew-kissed grass.

Apart from the on-going counselling sessions, The Cabin looks more like a luxury resort than an addiction treatment centre. But despite the calming and therapeutic surroundings, it is The Cabin’s affordable, unique and effective addiction treatment programme that really sets it apart from other treatment centres.

A Treatment Programme that Works!

Boasting an above average completion rate of 96%, The Cabin’s addiction treatment programme is highly commended among the global medical community. Our Western-trained counsellors implement our own Changing pathways treatment method which combines three proven treatment methods: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Steps methodology and mindfulness therapy. Combined, these treatment methods offer an incredibly effective approach to addiction treatment with has been proven time and time again here at The Cabin.

We also complement this method with art therapy, drama therapy, physical fitness and more to ensure that our clients leave our facility with all the tools necessary for long-lasting recovery from ketamine addiction.

Is Ketamine Addiction Possible?

While ketamine does not cause a physical dependence (many addictive drugs do not), it does cause a psychological dependence in those who use the drug repeatedly. The dissociation from consciousness that a ketamine user experiences can be seductive in nature and can result in a tremendous psychological dependence. Regular ketamine abuse will lead to a rapid growth in tolerance, meaning that a ketamine addict will need to constantly increase their dose of the drug to reach the desired effects, which can be very dangerous to the user.

Long-Term Health Effects of Ketamine Addiction

Most commonly used for anaesthetic purposes in hospitals of veterinarian clinics, ketamine use over long periods of time can result in serious health problems including the following:

  • Ketamine addiction
  • Depression
  • Delirium
  • Impaired motor function
  • Memory loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatal respiratory problems
  • Severe confusion
  • Paranoia
  • Egocentrism
  • Severe dissociation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Depression of heart rate
  • Depression of respiration
  • Death
Specific Dangers of Ketamine Addiction

As ketamine abuse and addiction is most commonly found in the club drug scene, it is important to note that it is often mixed with alcohol, cocaine, meth, ecstasy and heroin which can create lethal mixtures. Large doses of ketamine on its own can cause cardiac arrest, and chances of this happening increases significantly when mixed with alcohol and other drugs.



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