Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Bangladesh at The Cabin Dhaka
Although alcohol is prohibited in most parts of Bangladesh, alcohol consumption and abuse has increased by approximately 100 times from 1973 to 2010, with the total number of alcohol permits increasing by 49% between 2006 and 2011. Heavy episodic drinking is prevalent in approximately 20% of all alcohol consumers throughout the country, meaning the need for alcohol addiction treatment is increasing.
It can be difficult to notice when casual drinking turns into an addiction, especially in Bangladesh where many people are not familiar with the effects of alcohol. Alcoholics are the type of clients most likely to seek detox and treatment at The Cabin Dhaka.
For many clients, identifying alcohol abuse can be difficult due to the fact that many of their peers may drink socially and experience little negative consequences. In a country where alcohol prohibition is dominant, many people with a drinking problem will also do their best to hide it from peers out of fear of discrimination, which can make spotting alcoholism even more difficult.
When alcohol use stops being a choice and starts to create a negative impact in one’s life, the harm can be seen in many ways:
- Difficulty with work performance, attendance and satisfaction
- Trouble with or avoidance of family and social relationships
- Financial difficulties
- Increase in medical problems, or decrease in general physical health
- Depression, isolation, anger, lack of motivation and hopelessness
As every person is different, the patterns of alcoholism can be unique. For some people, their addiction involves daily drinking, but generally does not result in binges. This is known as maintenance drinking and may be more about avoiding withdrawal, than seeking oblivion. For some people, they can go days or weeks without a drink, but once they start drinking, they have difficulty stopping and may experience two- to three-day day binges or even blackouts. Some people are known as poly-substance dependent, meaning addiction to two or more chemicals, with one of them usually being alcohol. These people may switch back and forth between chemicals, but rarely can go any period of time without something in their system.
Why Dhaka Residents Find Successful Treatment for Alcohol Addiction at The Cabin Dhaka
Detox and recovery from alcohol addiction is serious and should be undertaken only with the help of experienced professionals. Alcohol withdrawal is highly dangerous and if done incorrectly, may result in seizures, heart attack and death. At The Cabin Dhaka, we work closely with a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications to help minimise withdrawal dangers and discomfort, and assist with temporary hospital admission if necessary.
Once a client’s physical withdrawal is completed, it is essential that he/she continue their treatment programme with no delay. It is even possible, for hospitalised clients, to begin counselling prior to their discharge. Our combined cognitive-behavioural and abstinence goal models of counselling allow the client to identify how their alcoholism developed, reveal traps and triggers that can lead to relapse, recognise recovery goals, learn new, adaptive coping skills and build a programme of recovery that, if followed, can ensure recovery from alcoholism as well as prevent substitution addiction to new or different substances. Because alcohol consumption is so prevalent in most cultures, we place special emphasis on how to avoid uncomfortable situations and navigate the “normal” world as a newly recovering person.
Confidential, Professional and Accessible Alcohol Addiction Treatment
The Cabin Dhaka specialises in providing world-class, effective addiction treatment in a discrete and confidential outpatient rehab setting administered by licensed professionals. We are conveniently located right in the heart of Dhaka. As many of our clients have fulltime jobs and many personal commitments – we have designed our treatment services to be flexible and fit into their lifestyles.
For those clients that may need or prefer inpatient rehab – they are eligible for fast-track admission to our inpatient facility The Cabin Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
Residential Rehab for Alcohol Addiction in Bangladesh
The Cabin Chiang Mai is a luxurious resort-style facility that is easily reached via short flight from Dhaka. Apart from a highly experienced and licensed team of counsellors and psychologists, it is staffed with a 24-hour medical team of nurses and doctors to closely monitor clients that require medical supervision. Personal fitness is a major part of the daily programme here, along with more in depth focus on mindfulness practices. World-renowned Thai hospitality and excellent service compliment the highly successful treatment programme that documents a 96% completion rate.