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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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