Affordable and Effective Prescription Drug Treatment in Thailand

Safe and Effective Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription drug misuse has become an ever-growing problem around the world. Medications such as Valium, Xanax, Oxycontin and Vicodin are still widely abused despite some regulations being put in place in some countries – the effects of this can be devastating for individuals and families. It is because of this that many are seeking treatment for misuse and addiction.

How Prescription Drug Addiction Starts

Addiction to prescription medication can often start when a person has been prescribed drugs by their physician. After all, prescription medications do provide therapeutic value for issues such as chronic pain and anxiety disorders. Some of the medications that could be prescribed for these issues include:

  • Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax)
  • Opiates (OxyContin, Vicodin)

The above list of commonly prescribed medications is known for their potency and their ability to make the user feel intensely calm. Unfortunately, for this very reason, these medications are commonly abused and are known to be highly addictive. When taken repeatedly, these medications can impair the brain’s reward system by flooding it with an unusually high amount of dopamine. Over time, the brain will become accustomed to these higher levels of the pleasure neurotransmitter, resulting in dependence on the medication.

The Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse on Our Health

It is worth reiterating that prescription drugs can have therapeutic value when safely used according to a physician’s directions. However, with prolonged abuse, especially in higher doses, these medications can have devastating effects on a person’s health.

The Effects of Opiate Drug Abuse on Our Health

Some of the effects of prescription Opiate medication misuse may include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Jaundice
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Urination Problems
  • Lack of Energy
  • Wheezing
  • Paranoia
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Slowed Breathing 
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Heart Failure
  • Death

The Effects of Benzodiazepine Prescription Drug Addiction

Some of the effects of prescription Opiate medication misuse may include the following:

  • Confusion
  • Memory Impairment
  • Depression & Emotional Blunting
  • Anxiety Symptoms (especially when trying to decrease or cease use)
  • Slurred Speech
  • Tremors
  • Seizures (especially during withdrawals)
  • Blurred vision

Types of Treatment Available for Prescription Drug Addiction

The Cabin: A Serene and Healing Environment for Substance Addiction Treatment

There are both inpatient and outpatient treatment options for prescription medication addiction. Determining which options are best largely depends on the severity of the addiction. Outpatient treatment, such as drop-in counselling and Therapy either in groups or one-to-one remains a good option for people who identify as having an issue with controlling their use but haven’t yet ‘lost everything, and perhaps are still able to maintain their day-to-day obligations while engaging in treatment.

Inpatient treatment is generally recommended for those whose addiction is more severe. People who engage in residential programmes tend to admit that they’ve lost more than they’re willing to lose on account of their drug use and are not able to manage their lives as well as they used to.

Benefits of Inpatient Prescription Drug Dependence Treatment

Attending residential rehab has many benefits for the person suffering from drug addiction. Some of these benefits include:

  1. A Secluded and Secure Location
    For many addicts, it is necessary to remove themselves from the places and from the people with whom they associated with their previous use. While in residential treatment, clients are far away from triggers and are surrounded by people who understand what they’re going through.
  1. One-on-one and Group Counselling Therapy
    An integral part of addiction treatment lays in taking part in both group and one-on-one counselling therapy to get a better understanding of the disease of addiction and how to cope with it through recovery.
  1. Wide selection of treatment therapies
    Inpatient rehab offers clients the opportunity to partake in a variety of therapies in addition to counselling. Some of these therapies can include art therapy, psychodrama therapy, yoga, mindfulness meditation, physical fitness and many more.
  1. The Freedom to Heal in a Nurturing Environment
    Engaging in addiction treatment at a residential rehab could be compared to staying in a luxury resort (if we excluded the actual treatment part). Nutritious and delicious meals are prepared and served to clients every day, there are activities and excursions available and staff is available to help clients with their recovery 24 hours a day. All of this provides clients with an optimal environment to truly focus on their addiction recoveries.

For further peace of mind. All treatments are provided with 100% confidentiality.

Is a Medically Supervised Detox Necessary?

Withdrawal symptoms from opiate prescription drugs will most probably be quite uncomfortable. In some instances, very uncomfortable. However, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, withdrawing from Benzodiazepines can be dangerous. In some circumstances, quitting Benzodiazepines ‘cold turkey’ can cause seizures, which can be life-threatening. A medically supervised detox is recommended for these prescription medications.

Medical Detox at The Cabin

Why Choose The Cabin for Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment?

Situated on the serene Ping river of one of Thailand’s most-visited cities, The Cabin boasts picturesque private villas and expansive tropical gardens which help to create a calm and relaxing environment for prescription drug addiction treatment.

Our Western-trained counsellors use our own unique and very effective treatment programme, Changing Pathways, which combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Steps methodology and mindfulness therapy to deliver an addiction treatment programme that really works. Our programme is highly regarded by the medical community around the globe and is often referred to as the clear choice in the industry. 

In addition to this, we are able to offer our luxury treatment services at just a fraction of the cost of equal or lesser facilities in Western countries due to the low operating costs here in Thailand.

Is Drug Dependence Treatment Covered by Insurance?

In many cases, the answer is yes. However, it depends on your own insurance policy. To be sure, please contact our highly experienced staff and they will be able to help guide you through the process.

How Long Does Drug Dependence Treatment Take?

The length of treatment for opioid dependence as well as other prescription drug addictions largely depends on the severity of the addiction itself.

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Other factors such as the particular substance being treated as well as the length of time the person has been using it all determine the recommended treatment time. In most cases, we recommend a minimum of one month at our facility, with the option to extend up to 3 months, if necessary.

Is Treatment at The Cabin Confidential? 

Yes! We take the confidentiality of our clients very seriously and take every precaution to ensure that the only people who know of your prescription drug addiction treatment are the people that you choose to tell.


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