Archives for Addiction and Rehab

Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Couples

Couples have a hard time finding addiction treatment that they can attend together. Siam Rehab is one of the very few addiction treatment centres in the world willing to accept couples that are both having issues with drug or alcohol addiction. Benefits of Attending Couples Rehab for Addiction If both partners are struggling with addiction and only one gets help this puts the newly sober partner at extreme risk if he or she returns to the same situation with a partner that is still struggling with their addiction. Entering rehab together at the same time allows for coupes therapy to
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Ice Addiction in Australia

More Treatment Options and Less Stigma Could Ease Australia’s Ice Epidemic Ice addiction among Australians is reaching epidemic proportions and taking a devastating toll on its users, as well as their families and communities. The need for ice addiction treatment and rehab facilities is urgent, and law enforcement and health agencies are struggling to meet the demand for resources to cope with the crisis. Ice’s Devastating Impact on Australian Society The Guardian recently reported that ice is the most-consumed illicit drug in Australia, with over 8 tonnes ingested between August 2016 and August 2017: more than all other hard drugs
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Best Drug Rehab in Thailand

Siam Rehab is the most effective drug rehab in Thailand. The centre is set in an amazing mountain valley with beautiful jungle views in every direction. At Siam Rehab you will find a world class recovery community unlike anything available in the world. Drug Rehab Programme At Siam Rehab is a drug rehab programme with no equal, with some of the most highly trained staff in the world. We know we can have the nicest facilities and best location but none of that will matter if the team of doctors, psychologists, counselors, nurses and support workers are not the best
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The Best Alcohol Rehab in Thailand

Siam rehab offers the most effective and affordable alcohol rehab in Thailand. Set in an amazing facility in the mountains of Chiang Rai, the very North of the country. Siam rehab operates a world class recovery community unlike anything available in the rest of the world with highly experienced and effective treatment team. Alcohol Treatment Facilities The facilities at Siam Rehab are second to none, a 30 acre remote property with mountain views and manicured tropical gardens. The facilities boast swimming pools, basketball court, spa, full gym with regulation boxing ring for Muay Thai training, meditation room, spinning class area,
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GHB Rehab in Thailand

What is GHB? GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric) is a central nervous system depressant, it acts in a similar way as alcohol making users feel confident and euphoric. In higher doses it can cause drowsiness, nausea, unconsciousness and even amnesia. GHB usually comes in a liquid or crystalline form, it is a tasteless and odourless, its effects are intensified when mixed with alcohol. Because of these properties it is also a common club drug and date rape drug. Who Abuses GHB? GHB abuse is relatively rare in Thailand however a growing number of addicted clients from around the world come to Thailand
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Marijuana Use Disorder

Marijuana, also referred to as cannabis, hashish, or hash, is considered to be the most common illegal psychoactive substance in the world. The psychoactive properties are a result of the Cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The strength of marijuana is typically measured by the amount of THC concentration. THC reaches the brain in minutes and binds to the Cannabinoid CB1 receptor in the brain. It activates these receptors in the mesolimbic dopamine system which is hypothesized to modulate positive rewarding effects. In the 60s and 70s, marijuana strains were found to have between 0.4 and 1 percent of THC. Today cultivators have
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Substance Addiction Treatment for Women

At Siam Rehab Thailand we get it. Women and men are different when it comes to substance dependence, addiction, treatment, and recovery.1 Differences in Substance Dependence for Women There are physical and psychological differences for women when it comes to substance dependence. These differences are measured across groups of women, compared with groups of men, so they don't necessarily apply to each and every woman. However, these differences can make a difference and it is important to be aware of them. Many of us know women who have a high tolerance for alcohol or drugs (for example Karen Allen in
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Alcohol Use Disorder

According to The U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2015, approximately 15.1 million adults, or 6.2% of the population meet the criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder.1 A further 623,000 adolescents, boys and girls between 12 and 17, live with a person who has AUD. The survey makes use of the term Alcohol Use Disorder, which might cause confusion to a reader has no medical background. This is particularly true because previous surveys used the terms alcoholism, alcoholic, and alcohol abuse. To add to the confusion, popular support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous continue to use the term alcoholism
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ADHD, and Substance Dependence

ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is commonly associated with high risk behaviours including substance abuse and dependency. Similar to a genetic predisposition, ADHD and addiction are thought to be connected, either causally or co-occurring. Typically emerging in childhood, ADHD affects between 3 and 5 percent of girls and boys under the age of 12 years. A further 2 to 4 percent of adults suffer from ADHD with up to 25 percent experiencing both ADHD and substance abuse or dependency. Such high statistical correlations has led medical professionals and researchers to study the connection between ADHD and addiction. Besides any co-occurring or
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Substance Use Disorder in the DSM5

In 2013, the most recent version of the diagnostic manual for mental disorders, the DSM-5, was released. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the manual is a guidebook for psychiatric diagnosis in the U.S., Australia, and Canada, as well as for some psychiatrists and clinics in Europe. It had been 15 years since the last major revision of the DSM. Reception of the revision was largely positive, though with some warranted criticisms, most notably for changes in terminology. One of these changes included the criteria used to diagnose substance use disorder, aka substance dependence, alcohol disorder, alcohol dependence, also known
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