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.
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.
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.
Over the past year, arts student Ke Weiliang has been gradually deleting his numerous social media platforms such Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumbler.
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.
An increasing amount of Singaporean addicts are heading overseas rehabilitation centres to kick their dependence.
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.
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.
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.”
Rising numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers are becoming ‘functioning alcoholics’, experts warn.
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.
MORE locals and expatriates from Singapore are now kicking their habits at highend rehabilitation centres in Thailand.