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Press Coverage of The Cabin Singapore

The Cabin Singapore has been the focus of a great deal of high profile media attention as one of the world’s leading addiction treatment centres. Press coverage has commended our highly skilled clinical team, progressive treatment approach and exceptional recovery rate.

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More people in Singapore seeking help for gaming addiction

A study showed that Singaporeans aged 18 and above spend an average of 7 hours and 26 minutes a week playing games – the highest in Asia and third highest in the world. Andy Leach, Psychologist and Clinical Lead for Asia at The Cabin, offers an overview of gaming addiction here.

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5 warning signs your kid is likely to become an addict

Spot signs of addictive behaviour in your kids and nip it in the bud, say experts. We list telltale tendencies

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Addiction to phones, social media, cybersex, online shopping and gaming bigger now than drug addiction, counsellors say

Process addictions – an obsession with a behaviour, rather than a substance – are spiking, with counsellors blaming the internet and mobile devices for getting people hooked on porn, cybersex, gambling, gaming and much more

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Recognising and treating gambling addiction

Noticing warning signs, offering support and counselling can help.

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Alcohol and sex are the top 2 addictions among working adults in Singapore – here’s why

by the time she was 14, Jess (not her real name) was knocking back shots of all kinds of alcohol and doing drugs like there was no tomorrow.

Through the looking glass

Smartphones and social media promise to connect you to the world. But new research suggests their addictive technologies are keeping you enthralled by a different reality

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Food addiction’s a weighty problem

He held a well-paying job and was a good performer at work, but John (not his real name) bore a deep secret.

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All’s not so sweet when you’re hooked on sugar

Effects of excess sugar on brain are similar to addictive substances, according to some local experts

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Closet addicts

SIMON is a 39-year-old high-flying advertising exec who makes “in excess of a million dollars a year”. Like many in his industry, he thinks nothing of winding down at a bar after a 12-hour workday, downing a drink or two.

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4 Costly Addictions and Ways to Get Rid of Them

Being addicted or dependent on any habit or thing can end up spoiling your life. Many times, they tend to be costly too. We look at four major addictions in Singapore today and how to deal with them – alcoholism, gambling, shopping and the internet. However, before we start, let’s look at the basic ways to get rid of addictions in general first.

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The Big Read: Softer attitudes towards drugs a headache for authorities

SINGAPORE — When 18-year-old polytechnic student Joel (not his real name) was caught for using cannabis, he was indignant and could not understand why he fell afoul of the law. He questioned why authorities here classified the drug as a Class A controlled substance – putting it in the same category as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy – which carries severe punishments for possession or consumption.

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3 Uncomfortable Money Moments Filial Singaporeans Might Face

Filial piety is highly valued by mainstream society in Singapore. Without a proper pension system, it falls upon adult children to support their parents in old age if the latter aren’t retirement-ready. Heck, we even have a Maintenance of Parents Act that compels adult children to give their parents financial support.


Bye social media, hello life

Over the past year, arts student Ke Weiliang has been gradually deleting his numerous social media platforms such Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumbler.


Life&Family: Close to the Edge Can you recognise addiction?

For many, the December festive season involves a lot of alcohol wrapped up in fun and good times with family and friends. But when the New Year dawns, is it time to take a critical look with a clear head, and ask if the lifestyle is getting out of hand? With this in mind, we spoke to DR SURESH JOSEPH, Head Counsellor at The Cabin, about addiction.

More addicts seek help overseas to get clean

An increasing amount of Singaporean addicts are heading overseas rehabilitation centres to kick their dependence.

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More Singaporeans going overseas to kick the drug habit

Search online for “private drug rehabilitation” and “Singapore”, and at least six centres specialising in helping drug addicts kick the habit pop up – none of which is located here.

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Inside the cabin – the reality of rehab

Going to rehab might seem like a luxury for spoilt celebrities who get to enjoy a luxury resort with swimming pools, day beds, fancy suites and five-star service.
But the reality for most people is different.

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What it’s really like in rehab

When you read about celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Zac Efron doing time in luxury rehab centres, it’s easy to imagine them in a plush place for a spot of R&R. But as Adam Lucas*, 34, told ninemsn, the reality is much more confronting.

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Cured in Paradies: Why aussie addicts are going to rehab in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Australia has the highest proportion of recreational drug users in the world, according to the United Nations 2014 World Drug Report. We are the biggest consumers of ecstasy, second in opioids, third in methamphetamines and fourth in cocaine. There are 2000 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held every week in Australia. The organisation estimates it has 19,000 Australian members.


S’Poreans naive about drugs experts say social users underestimate The Impact of Drugs

when substance abuse therapist Tony Tan, 38, heard that there were at least· nine deaths last week linked to drug­taking at trendy music and dance festivals, he was not surprised.

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The high and low ends of rehab tourism in Thailand

Thailand is known for its medical tourism industry, with travelers coming here for everything from dental surgery to sex changes. But an increasing number of visitors are coming to the kingdom in search of a solution to addiction-related issues, a niche that has been dubbed “rehab tourism.”


Increasing numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers becoming functioning alcoholics

Rising numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers are becoming ‘functioning alcoholics’, experts warn.

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A problem shared: drug & alcohol rehab in Thailand

Now a mindfulness and meditation coach at The Cabin, a drug and alcohol rehab centre on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, he is using his years of addiction to help others beat their drug dependence.

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Thai rehab centre see more clients from Singapore

MORE locals and expatriates from Singapore are now kicking their habits at highend rehabilitation centres in Thailand.

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