Affordable Residential Methamphetamine Rehab in Thailand

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment in Thailand

There are many terms used by various cultures to describe meth addiction – Crystal Meth addiction (US), Ya Ba addiction (SE Asia), and Ice addiction (Australia) – to name a few. It can often be confusing when these terms are used interchangeably. But in any case, the treatment of said addictions in centres throughout the world has increased steadily over recent years.

Ice, Methamphetamine, Ya Ba, Crystal Meth – What’s the Difference?

Crystal meth is essentially the same drug as methamphetamine and is found in crystal form and is smoked instead of snorted. Ice is just another name for crystal meth.

Ya Ba is another type of methamphetamine drug found predominantly in Thailand and surrounding SE Asian countries and is different from the other types because it is actually a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine – found most commonly in tablet form. Directly translated, ‘Ya Ba’ means ‘crazy drug’.

Methamphetamine is a Highly Addictive Drug

Regardless of what form or name it takes – Crystal Meth, Meth, Ya Ba, Ice, Glass – methamphetamine is considered by many as one of the most dangerous drugs on the planet. It has a track record of destroying relationships and taking lives in such a short amount of time that many families and loved ones will be at a loss to understand what happened. 

The prominent feature of methamphetamine addiction is the physical and mental toll it takes on the user. It is not uncommon for individuals to go through a complete physical transformation during their drug addiction.

The Effects of Methamphetamine Addiction

You may have seen ‘before and after’ photos and videos on the internet of people suffering from methamphetamine addiction – likely because the effects can be completely devastating to the point of appearing unreal.

Methamphetamine addiction has likely got the most noticeable physical changes over any other addictive drug. Those suffering from meth addiction will notice decaying of their teeth and gums, severe weight loss, welts on the skin, and constant itching (which only increases the number of welts, causing more damage).

Long-Term Health Effects of Methamphetamine Addiction

  • Significant Brain damage (from the drug itself, as well as from malnutrition)
  • Stroke & Coma
  • Paranoia
  • Violence & Rage
  • Delusions & Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Self-destructive behaviour
  • Malnutrition
  • Anxiety
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Facial disfiguration
  • Significant weight loss
  • Death

For those who are not addicted to methamphetamine, it is hard to imagine how anyone could allow that to happen. However, it is simply further evidence of the drug’s highly addictive and dangerous nature.

Meth Drug Programme – Is Outpatient or Inpatient the Best Option?

There are two main types of addiction treatment –  Inpatient rehab centres and Outpatient services. Deciding which one is best depends largely on the severity of the addiction, how long the addict has been using the drug and how much time they can or are willing to devote to treatment.

Methamphetamine addiction needs to be taken seriously, as the effects of the drug work quickly and dependence can develop very quickly. When caught early – before a methamphetamine addict has ‘lost everything’, outpatient treatment can be a viable option.

For those who have suffered more severe consequences on account of their use, including those who have hit ‘complete rock bottom’, residential rehab is recommended.

The Benefits of Inpatient Treatment for Methamphetamine Abuse

There are an array of benefits to attending an inpatient rehab facility for those suffering from methamphetamine addiction. Some of these include:

  1. Away from old triggers: One of the most important benefits of receiving methamphetamine addiction treatment at an inpatient facility is that it takes the addict away from people, places or events that would normally cause or encourage the person to use meth. Being away from these triggers can help the addict focus on recovery.
  2. Away from stress: Aside from the actual treatment, luxury residential rehabs have many similarities to an all-inclusive resort. Meals are prepared and served each day, rooms are cleaned and laundry is washed. There is also a range of activities to engage in each day. This is done specifically so that clients are able to focus on one thing and one thing only – getting healthy.
  3.  A comprehensive treatment schedule: Group therapy sessions, individual counselling, art therapy, yoga and physical fitness – these are all effective treatment methods that can be combined to offer comprehensive, effective addiction treatment.
  4. 24-hour care: Inpatient addiction treatment centres ensure that there are always trained members of staff, such as counsellors, support workers or medical staff on duty if clients need assistance in any way.
  5. Addiction treatment is completely confidential. Just as it is with any other counselling or medical service.

Why Choose The Cabin Rehab for Residential Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment?

Methamphetamine addiction can be one of the hardest to beat, as the drug really does take a very strong hold over the user. That is why it is vital to choose an addiction treatment centre with proven success and experience in treating meth addiction.

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Our Western-trained therapists have decades of combined experience in treating all types of drug addiction, and we have proudly treated over 5000 people since our inception in 2010. Our comfortable private villas nestled amid tropical gardens along the banks of the Ping River provide the perfect environment to heal from addiction.

Meth Addiction Treatment That Actually Works

For a drug so gripping and devastating as methamphetamine, it is imperative to find a treatment programme that incorporates all aspects of recovery – both mind and body. The Cabin’s unique and effective programme combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Step methodology and mindfulness therapy – as well as fitness training and art therapy for an all-inclusive addiction treatment programme that has proven to work again and again.

How Much Does Meth Addiction Treatment Cost?

Due to the low operating costs in Thailand, The Cabin Rehab is able to offer a world-class Inpatient treatment programme at just a fraction of the price of equal or lesser rehab facilities in Western countries.


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