Effective and Affordable Heroin Addiction Treatment for Saudis at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Heroin, or diamorphine, is a highly addictive and dangerous opioid analgesic – and it’s considered to be one of the most destructive of all illicit drugs.
Heroin is made from morphine, a natural substance extracted from a type of poppy plant. Pure heroin is a white, bitter powder. Most heroin sold on the street is diluted with additives such as starch or sugar, and is sometimes mixed with poisons like strychnine or other drugs. It’s sold as a brownish powder or a brown or black, sticky, tar-like substance that’s injected, snorted or smoked. It affects the opioid receptors in the brain creating an intense ‘rush’ or euphoric feeling.
Many users who try it are addicted immediately. Addicts rapidly lose control of their lives, and getting the next ‘fix’ becomes their only priority.
Signs of Heroin Addiction:
- Mood swings
- Constricted pupils
- Drowsiness or low energy
- Poor hygiene and appearance
- Drastic fluctuations in weight
- Needle marks on arms, legs, hands or neck
- Slurred speech
- Lack of motivation
- Loss of interest in usual activities
- Breaking commitments
- Stealing or asking for money
Long-term Effects of Heroin Abuse:
- Collapsed or damaged veins
- Bacterial or fungal infections
- Sexual dysfunction
- Loss of period (for women)
- Respiratory problems
- Infection of the heart lining or valves
- Kidney failure
- Liver disease
- Rheumatologic problems such as arthritis
Heroin Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Heroin is extremely physically addictive, and withdrawal can be highly uncomfortable. Symptoms include cold sweats, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, insomnia, muscle and bone aches, depression, anxiety and severe cravings.
We have an international-standard hospital at The Cabin, staffed by a professional medical team experienced in treating withdrawal symptoms. Once admitted, a client is put on our detox treatment plan which uses methadone to ease withdrawal symptoms. During this period, they will be watched closely at all times by our highly-qualified medical team, which is led by Thailand’s foremost detox doctor. Trained medical staff will perform regular physical exams and prescribe supplemental medication as needed to assuage any uneasiness.
During heroin withdrawal, many clients suffer from severe depression or anxiety, and can even become suicidal. These powerful emotional reactions can resurface even months after the physical withdrawal has subsided if the psychological addiction is not addressed properly.
At The Cabin Chiang Mai, our approach to healing heroin addiction comes from a place of compassion, understanding and strength. Recovery is led by a team of certified drug counselling specialists, many of whom have first-hand experience with heroin addiction. Clients will be treated in individual and group sessions using a combination of counselling and psychotherapy techniques.
Our specialists have created an effective treatment model called Recovery Zones to address the cycle of heroin addiction at its root. This personalised treatment programme will include a secular version of the 12-Step techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.
We give you the tools to avoid relapse by training you to identify your particular triggers and build a feasible and practical relapse prevention plan. These techniques will help you to confront and overcome the challenges you may face outside of rehab. During treatment, we also give you a foundation of knowledge through specific training on heroin addiction and heroin relapse prevention in order to prepare you for long-term sobriety.
For holistic recovery, we create a comprehensive health and wellness plan that uses massage and fitness therapy to restore physical and mental well-being.