The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders V identifies “Substance use disorder” as a clinical condition in which an individual engages in the continued use of one or more substances despite detrimental consequences to his or her physical, psychological and emotional health. The disorder also significantly impacts the health of the individual’s relationships and can cause turmoil within families.
The terms “drug addiction” or “substance addiction” are most often used to refer to the abuse of illegal psychoactive substances. However, in recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people attending drug rehab to help control addictions to prescription pharmaceutical medications.
Often people begin by innocently taking prescribed medications for legitimate physical or mental health issues. Subsequently however, they may fall prey to the addictive process and end up diagnosable as addicts. In Singapore there has been an increase in the availability of strong and addictive prescription pain killers, which means that their use must be monitored carefully to prevent addiction from developing.
Prescription drug addiction is one of the hardest addictions to spot, as addicts are normally high functioning individuals. However, without appropriate intervention, the lives of these individuals become as dysfunctional as the archetypal “street addict.” Given the progressive nature of addiction, many prescription pill addicts will also go onto abuse illegal drugs.
While rates of illegal drug abuse in Singapore are markedly low, the statistics only account for those who have been arrested, which means there are likely many undocumented cases of drug addiction amongst high-functioning drug users. Harsh drug laws and severe stigmatisation of drug abuse in Singapore has made it difficult for those struggling with drug addiction to seek the help they need. Especially for high level professionals who have developed a drug addiction, either to illegal street drugs or prescription medication, fear of stigmatisation if they seek help is very real.
Our drug rehab in Singapore – The Cabin Singapore, offers no obligation, and confidential initial assessment to help you get on track to receiving appropriate drug addiction treatment.
Why The Cabin Singapore is Your Best Choice for Drug Addiction Treatment
Here at The Cabin Singapore our Western-trained and accredited addiction therapists adhere to the strictest standards of confidentiality, ensuring you privacy and confidence in your drug addiction treatment.
The Cabin Singapore utilises the same leading treatment programme as all of The Cabin Rehabs worldwide. Our effective Recovery Zones treatment method skilfully combines the best evidence-based addiction therapies such as CBT to provide clients holistic and individualised outpatient treatment.
Our outpatient addiction treatment centre is conveniently located in Singapore’s well known medical hub, Novena Medical Centre. Along with a convenient location, we also offer convenient treatment times to fit your schedule, and most clients can continue tending to their work and home responsibilities while getting the help they need to live a sober life.
For clients who require or prefer residential treatment for their drug addiction, we will help arrange fast-tracked admission to our world-class inpatient addiction treatment centre The Cabin Chiang Mai.
The Cabin Chiang Mai Inpatient Rehab
The Cabin Chiang Mai is only a short, direct flight away from Singapore. Located amid the tranquil forested foothills of the Northern Thai mountains, our luxury facility is worlds away from all addiction triggers making it an ideal setting to begin the healing process. Highly experienced, Western-accredited addiction therapists and a round-the- clock medical team provide each client with the highest quality of care. The inpatient centre offers an enhanced Recovery Zones treatment that includes one-on-one counselling, group therapy, mindfulness therapy and personal fitness training. Clients reside in comfortable and stylish rooms, enjoy beautiful gardens, swimming pools, gym facilities, Sunday excursions and more while addressing the root causes of their drug addiction in a supportive environment.