Effective and Affordable Meth/ Ice Addiction Treatment for Saudis at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Methamphetamine addiction is rapidly becoming a worldwide epidemic. Meth, which includes crystal meth (also known as ‘ice’) and other forms of the drug, is an extremely addictive central nervous system stimulant.
Meth produces an intense rush upon use, as well as a false sense of wellbeing and hyperactivity. It is a synthetic drug that comes in the form of a white, odourless powder. Methamphetamine is made with ephedrine and hydriotic acid, along with a mixture of other toxic chemicals that can include battery acid, drain cleaner or laundry detergent.
Meth systematically destroys the body and mind. Many addicts go through a complete physical transformation that can include rapid aging and deterioration of skin and teeth. Abuse of the drug can lead to a state of psychosis called ‘tweaking’ in which users experience loss of identity and detachment from reality.
Signs of Meth Addiction:
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Poor appearance and hygiene, especially tooth decay
- Insomnia and inconsistent sleeping patterns; staying up for days or weeks on end
- Scratching or picking at skin and hair
- Paranoia or hallucinations
- Irritability and mood swings
- Aggressive or violent tendencies
- Excessive sweating
- Compulsive desire to do repetitive tasks
Long-term Effects of Ice Abuse:
- Psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations and delusions
- Severe weight loss and malnutrition
- Full decay and loss of teeth
- Increased blood pressure
- Heart problems such as cardiac arrhythmia
- Brain damage
- Impaired speech
- Fatal kidney or lung disease
- Sudden death by stroke or cardiac arrest
Meth Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Crystal meth is a stimulant drug that does not require specific detox medication. A client will generally ‘crash’ for several days during a stabilisation period in which they need to rest and receive proper nutrition.
To assist during this period, we provide ongoing, 24-hour medical care at our international-standard hospital supervised by the leading Thai detox specialist. Our medical team will administer medication, if required, to help with withdrawal symptoms that cause discomfort.
If, however, the client develops drug-induced psychosis, then an anti-psychotic medication will be prescribed to ameliorate the symptoms – for at least a period of one month, depending on their condition.
For someone recovering from methamphetamine addiction, the psychological effects are often more severe than the physical withdrawal.
Clients tend to experience strong cravings, depression, agitation and anxiety as well as a resurgence of any underlying psychological disorders that may have been masked by drug use. It’s important to be treated in the right environment by experienced professionals.
At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we have developed a specialised treatment model called Recovery Zones to address these symptoms. Clients will be treated using a combination of culturally-sensitive, evidence-based counselling and therapy techniques tailored to their personal needs.
These techniques include counselling based on the 12-Step methodology, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness meditation. Through these treatment methods, our experienced addiction counsellors will help give clients the tools to lead a sober life by teaching them to recognise their personal triggers and build their own relapse prevention plan to overcome drug cravings and avoid relapse.
Therapy is combined with a holistic exercise and nutrition plan, health and wellness education, fitness and massage therapy to ensure both physical and mental health. Aftercare counselling, relapse prevention programmes and sober time coaching are also provided.