Early Intervention for Young People
The Early Intervention programme is specifically designed for young people (ages 13-19) who are in danger due to experimentation, use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While many young people try drinking or illicit chemicals as part of the “growing up” process, for some there may be serious consequences and it can lead to dependency and addiction.
The early intervention programme consists of evaluation, education and teaching of coping strategies and alternative behaviours. Early intervention is designed for young people who are not yet chemically dependent, but who are acting in ways that are concerning to parents, guardians or teachers. The client is educated as to how the chemicals they are using can affect them, the dangers they are posing to themselves, and how to avoid temptation, peer pressure and triggers that lead to drug and alcohol use. The client is also taught how to discover and explore alternative hobbies and behaviours to replace the need for mood altering chemicals.
Early intervention is generally done in a 1-on-1 counselling setting and consists of 3-5 sessions over a 2-3 week period. Sessions are scheduled in the afternoon or evening so as not to interfere with the client’s school schedule. Referrals for the early intervention programme are only accepted from the legal guardians of the child, but information and assistance is available for educators.
Residential Rehab Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Youth who are already caught in the depths of addiction may be referred to our private and confidential residential rehab treatment centre in Thailand for full addiction treatment. The facilities at The Cabin Chiang Mai are set in a peaceful location surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. Our rehabilitation centre combines clinical care from the West and friendly hospitality from the East to create a unique inpatient addiction rehab centre. Our programme boasts a 96% completion rate. While we do emphasise the physical and medical wellbeing of our patients, it is not our sole focus, and we also offer holistic exercises that will help get both the mind and the body of our patients healthy. The Cabin Chiang Mai offers a safe and discreet facility for Dhaka residents to start their new lives in recovery.