Why Hong Kong Residents Find Effective and Affordable Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction at The Cabin Hong Kong
Prescription drug addiction has taken the world by storm, and Hong Kong is no exception. Unfortunately, it is a type of addiction that often garners little notice from authorities. In most cases, a prescription drug addiction begins when a person is prescribed medication from a doctor for a specific injury or illness, and then use spirals out of control. Many of those who are addicted to prescription drugs do not realise they are suffering from an addiction because they see the drugs as prescribed medication.
Common Types of Prescription Drug Addiction
The most commonly abused prescription drugs in Hong Kong include anti-depressants such as Xanax and Valium, and drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Other medicine containing codeine or opiates such as Vicodin and Oxycontin are also commonly abused.
When these drugs are used as prescribed, they should not cause addiction. However, when people start passing them out to friends, or taking higher doses than required, users can develop dependence. A large majority of people who seek treatment for prescription drug addiction began using prescription drugs after suffering an injury, going through surgery or being prescribed medication for anxiety disorders or ADHD. Users quickly develop a tolerance to these types of prescription drugs, requiring the user to take higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect. This rapid development of tolerance can quickly lead to addiction, at which point it is important to seek professional help.
Prescription drug addiction can not only lead to death on its own, but it can lead to further drug use and very negative consequences on the user’s health and overall life.
Health Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse
The negative effects on health caused by prescription drug addiction vary depending on the drug, but the most common effects are:
- Blurred vision
- Lack of energy
- Suicidal thoughts
- Low blood pressure
- Slowed heartbeat
- Slowed or troubled breathing
- Slurred speech
- Excessive sleepiness
- Weakness of muscles
- Salivation changes
- Lack of focus
- Memory problems
- Mood or sleep disturbances
- Bladder or bowel control problems
- Double vision
- Difficulty urinating
Types of Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction
The two most common types of addiction treatment are inpatient or outpatient treatment. Inpatient (or residential) rehab is normally reserved for those suffering from severe addiction and who would benefit from living at the rehab centre during treatment in order to be removed from the daily triggers of addiction.
Outpatient addiction treatment on the other hand is most suited for those who still need or want to live at home where they can maintain daily work or family obligations while receiving treatment.
Why Choose The Cabin Hong Kong for Outpatient Addiction Treatment?
The Cabin Hong Kong is part of the The Cabin Addiction Services Group – a world leader in addiction treatment, based in Southeast Asia. With Western-trained counsellors and a unique, world-class treatment method, The Cabin has the tools needed to properly treat all types of process and substance addictions.
At The Cabin Hong Kong, we successfully treat prescription drug addiction while allowing clients to maintain a relatively normal life. Our outpatient treatment programme is conducted outside working hours allowing addicts to get the treatment they need while staying committed to their work and family obligations.
A Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Programme that Works
Those suffering from a prescription drug addiction can be especially difficult to treat, as the drug the user is addicted to has usually been prescribed for an underlying medical ailment that still needs to be addressed.
The Cabin Hong Kong has a professional psychiatrist on hand to oversee medication and treat underlying mental health issues while undergoing prescription drug addiction treatment using our unique Recovery Zones method. Our programmes are offered in 6- or 12-week options.
Depending on the type of prescription drug addiction, some people may need 24-hour care to start their treatment off on the right foot. These clients will be fast-tracked to our residential rehab centre, The Cabin Chiang Mai, in Thailand.
Does Insurance Cover Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment?
In many cases, yes – your treatment can be covered by your insurance plan. Be sure to ask us about your particular insurance plan to see if treatment will be covered.
How Soon can Treatment Start?
The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can get you started on the path to addiction recovery. As addiction is a progressive disease, meaning it will only get worse with time, it is important to seek treatment at the very first signs of addiction for the best chances of a successful, long-term recovery.
Inpatient Rehab at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Some clients require a more intensive level of care, in which case a counsellor will recommend inpatient treatment at our sister facility. Just a short flight from Hong Kong, in the hills of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, lays a resort-like rehab centre, The Cabin Chiang Mai. Lush tropical gardens, thoughtful architecture and surrounding nature create a healing environment where clients can focus their complete attention on recovery.
With 24-hour medical staff and counsellors, The Cabin Chiang Mai is the perfect place to begin your journey to recovery. Once the programme is complete at our residential facility, continuing care programmes can be maintained at our outpatient facility in Hong Kong.