Why Hong Kong Residents Find Effective and Affordable Treatment for Process Addictions at The Cabin Hong Kong
Process addictions are a condition in which a person becomes addicted to certain behaviours or processes, such as sex, gambling, the internet or food to the extent that that they suffer the same debilitating consequences as substance addiction. The Cabin Hong Kong sees a fair share of process addicts.
Process Addictions in Hong Kong
Renowned for its horse racing and casinos, gambling addiction is rife in Hong Kong despite the activity being regulated since 1977 in a bid to curb the number of problem gamblers. Besides the typical high rollers and bookie bettors, a significant amount of Hong Kong’s gambling addicts can be found among a wide cross-section of local residents as well as expats who day-trade stocks, forex and futures to feed their addiction.
Another recorded problem in Hong Kong is IAD or internet addiction disorder. A 2011 study by the Federation of Youth Groups found almost one-third of Hong Kong secondary school students were addicted to the internet, suffering withdrawal symptoms when they were unable to log on. The survey found internet addiction more widespread than traditional teenage addictions such as gambling and smoking, admitted to by 12% and 4% respectively.
Hong Kong also fuels another process addiction – sex addiction – with the availability of prostitutes.
Types of Process Addictions
The most common types of process addictions treated in Hong Kong (and around the world) are as follows:
- Gambling addiction
- Internet addiction (including smartphone, social media and gaming addictions)
- Sex addiction
- Food addiction
If you feel that you or a loved one is suffering from a process addiction, we recommend that you seek professional help. Although process addictions do not involve the use of an addictive chemical, there are actual chemical processes that occur in the brain during the addiction which are similar to the chemical changes that take place during substance abuse and require psychological treatment to overcome.
Challenges of Treating Process Addictions
Aside from gambling addiction, most commonly treated process addictions involve behaviours that are natural activities such as eating food and having sex. As most addiction recovery programmes are based around abstinence, it is important to find a treatment provider that has experience dealing with addictions where abstinence is not possible.
Effective Process Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Hong Kong
Most rehabilitation programmes in Hong Kong focus on substance addiction, and government-run centres offer counselling only in the Chinese language. The Cabin Hong Kong’s intensive 6- or 12-week Recovery Zones treatment programme is specifically designed to treat all addictions – especially addictions where complete abstinence is not possible in long-term recovery such as with food, sex and internet addiction.
Our counsellors have decades of combined experience treating process addictions and can help guide you down the path to recovery.
English Addiction Treatment in Hong Kong
Our treatment programme is conducted in the English language by Western-certified addiction specialists with hands-on experience in treating a wide range of process addictions. We are an outpatient treatment centre conveniently located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district and schedule our treatment sessions to match the lifestyles of our clients.
For instance, our 6 and 12-week courses are held after work hours on weekdays only. This means our clients can continue to keep their daily work and family obligations and treat their addiction at the same time. In cases where families have also been affected by the addiction – we offer family counselling as well.
Benefits of Outpatient Process Addiction Treatment
1. Support From Loved Ones
Because our clients are able to reside at home during treatment, they have the added benefit of receiving support from friends and family on a regular basis throughout their journey to addiction recovery.
2. One-on-one and Group Counselling Sessions
Both private and group counselling sessions are integral to successful addiction recovery. At The Cabin Hong Kong we encourage our clients to book at least one private session and 2-3 group sessions per week for optimal effectiveness.
Not only are counselling sessions offered outside of normal work hours, but we are conveniently located in the Central district, making it easy to access for all clients.
Of course, all of our clients’ privacy is of utmost importance. You can rest assured that your personal information will be kept confidential before, during and after treatment.
While outpatient addiction treatment is perfect for many addicts, in the case of a severe addiction, it may be beneficial to seek treatment at a facility that offers a more intensive programme with 24-hour care to begin with.
For cases of severe addiction or clients who prefer to treat their addiction in an inpatient setting, they can receive fast-tracked admission to our acclaimed sister facility The Cabin Chiang Mai, one of the top process addiction treatment centres in Thailand.
The Cabin Chiang Mai Residential Rehab
The Cabin Chiang Mai is just a 3-hour flight from Hong Kong, located in the forested foothills of Thailand’s northern capital in a sprawling tropical compound with resort-style accommodation and facilities. It utilises the same Recovery Zones treatment model enhanced with dedicated exercise therapy and is staffed with a team of highly experienced Western addiction counsellors as well as 24-hour medical personnel. The programme completion rate at The Cabin Chiang Mai is 96% – well above that recorded by other top-tier addiction rehabs around the world.