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Dr. Michael Mullans New Book Unveils Revolutionary Addiction Study


COALINGA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 11, 2014

Author and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Mullan says he frequently saw patients fall back into addiction early on in his career. His interest was piqued when he saw a 43-year-old medical doctor suffering from chronic addiction and depression. What Mullan didn’t realize was just how important the doctor’s case would be.

Mullan, now retired, brings his knowledge and experience to readers in his new book “Integrative Dual Diagnosis Treatment Approach to an Individual with Alcoholism and Coexisting Endogenous Depression” (published by iUniverse), in which he discusses the mental aspect of addiction and the breakthrough study done on the 43-year-old doctor.

In his book, Mullan discusses the case of the doctor in depth. During this study, Mullan came to recognize the full weight of mental illness’ role in addiction. Mullan says this detail was previously not being addressed in other addiction patients, which is why many of them relapsed. By treating the patient for both a mental illness and addiction, Mullan was confident the success rate would increase.

“When I was working in the field of addiction, I saw so many people relapsing; I saw so many people going back to the addiction,” Mullan says. “Many people with addiction are only treated for addiction and both have to be treated in order to have a successful treatment.”

Integrative Dual Diagnosis Treatment Approach to an Individual with Alcoholism and Coexisting Endogenous Depression

By Dr. Michael Mullan

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491736678

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491736685

E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491736661

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr. Michael Mullan is a licensed clinical psychologist who recently retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was a pioneer in the field of dual-diagnosis treatment for alcoholics and drug-addicted individuals with co-existing mental illnesses. Mullan and his wife live in Coalinga, where he currently works for Adventist Health community care.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







Family History Of Substance Abuse Leads To Higher Addiction Rates

USA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

A worrying report emerged in Medical Daily on November 18. It claimed that children who come from a familial background of substance abuse are more susceptible to addiction themselves – meaning that they have an uphill struggle to resist impulses and resist dependency.

They cite a report issued by the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which claims that kids who grow up around an alcoholic are four times likelier to hit the bottle themselves in later life. However, this might not be owing to environmental factors like experts first thought, but the way their brain is programmed to function.

That’s because the forebrain is compromised, with their ability to make sensible decisions, keep impulses in check, and have a functioning memory at risk. Dozens of children – who hail from a background where an alcoholic was in the family – took part in a clinical trial, along with 30 kids who did not. In concluding their research, academics found that although the forebrains of vulnerable children tend to work overtime, it doesn’t yield efficient results.

It is hoped that these findings will help experts to understand the triggers for drug and alcohol abuse, enabling the industry to focus more on prevention. With studies ongoing, researchers are determined to get concrete answers to the warning signs. Every year, more than 23 million US citizens have to go through a rehabilitative program to quell their substance abuse, which shows that demand for such studies remains high.

This could also lead to efforts being ramped up to offer further education to children who are identified as at risk in schools across the country. When coupled with additional resources online, work can begin to develop their reasoning skills and understand the full consequences that alcohol abuse can have.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

For more information our luxury rehab center, or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.







The Cabin Addiction Services Group to participate in the 2014 WPA Regional Congress in Hong Kong


(PRWEB) December 11, 2014

Alastair Mordey, Programme Director of The Cabin will be joining Asia’s leading mental health professionals at the World Psychiatric Association Regional Congress 2014 in Hong Kong from December 12 – 14. The event will cover a diverse range of psychiatric topics and issues which illuminate the trends and clinical research development in mental health care and practice.

This year’s Congress is organised by the WPA in collaboration with the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. Since medical practices in Asian cultures have all along emphasized the importance of achieving harmony between humans and the environment, the theme of the event is “Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia – Balancing Polarities”. It will provide a platform for mental health professionals to share existing psychiatric practices and innovative models of psychiatric care, in an effort to balance the “Yin and Yang” of Western and Eastern Psychiatry.

Alastair will present aspects of The Cabin’s pioneering and highly effective Recovery Zones addiction treatment model – which is a combination of the best known addiction treatment methods – namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12 Steps and Mindfulness Meditation – that have been fine-tuned to combat addiction in a shorter time span than traditional methods.


    Topic: “A combined Recovery Zones/CBT approach to the treatment of dual diagnosis in an inpatient rehabilitation”
    Date: 14 December 2014 at 1:20 – 2:50pm
    Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

The Recovery Zones model is used at both The Cabin’s inpatient rehab, The Cabin Chiang Mai and their newly opened outpatient clinic, The Cabin Hong Kong. It is an ‘all-addictions’ treatment model that works for both chemical (drug and alcohol addictions) and process addictions (sex, gambling, internet, etc.). It is the basis of The Cabin’s secular and culturally friendly programme, which includes relapse prevention therapy and dedicated aftercare, and draws clients from all over the globe.

For more information about The Cabin Chiang Mai visit: http://www.thecabinchiangmai.com

For more information about The Cabin Hong Kong visit: http://www.thecabinhongkong.com.hk

For more information about The Cabin Addiction Services please contact The Cabin Chiang Mai directly or their PR representative Edelman Healthcare at:

The Cabin Chiang Mai

Reeya Chaicharas, PR Manager

+66 (0) 82 893 8580, reeya@thecabinchiangmai.com

Edelman Healthcare

Diane Barton, Account Manager

+61 (02) 9291 3368, Diane.Barton@edelman.com

About the Cabin Addiction Services Group

The Cabin Addiction Services Group is a world leader in addiction treatment, based in Southeast Asia. It is the owner of the highly successful residential rehab, The Cabin Chiang Mai in Thailand; and Asia’s first dedicated outpatient addiction treatment centre The Cabin Hong Kong. It uses a unique treatment model, called Recovery Zones, which combines CBT, 12 Step principles and Mindfulness Meditation into an innovative programme that treats both substance and process addictions more effectively than any single method.

The Cabin Chiang Mai, in operation since late 2009, has treated over 1,000 clients from around the world with a programme completion rate of 96%. Its 28 day programme costs US$ 12,900.

The Cabin Hong Kong is a full-service outpatient addiction treatment centre located in the Central district. Its main 6 and 12 week programmes cost US$ 6,000 and 12,000 respectively.







The Cabin Addiction Services Group to participate in the 2014 WPA Regional Congress in Hong Kong


(PRWEB) December 11, 2014

Alastair Mordey, Programme Director of The Cabin will be joining Asia’s leading mental health professionals at the World Psychiatric Association Regional Congress 2014 in Hong Kong from December 12 – 14. The event will cover a diverse range of psychiatric topics and issues which illuminate the trends and clinical research development in mental health care and practice.

This year’s Congress is organised by the WPA in collaboration with the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. Since medical practices in Asian cultures have all along emphasized the importance of achieving harmony between humans and the environment, the theme of the event is “Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia – Balancing Polarities”. It will provide a platform for mental health professionals to share existing psychiatric practices and innovative models of psychiatric care, in an effort to balance the “Yin and Yang” of Western and Eastern Psychiatry.

Alastair will present aspects of The Cabin’s pioneering and highly effective Recovery Zones addiction treatment model – which is a combination of the best known addiction treatment methods – namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12 Steps and Mindfulness Meditation – that have been fine-tuned to combat addiction in a shorter time span than traditional methods.


    Topic: “A combined Recovery Zones/CBT approach to the treatment of dual diagnosis in an inpatient rehabilitation”
    Date: 14 December 2014 at 1:20 – 2:50pm
    Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

The Recovery Zones model is used at both The Cabin’s inpatient rehab, The Cabin Chiang Mai and their newly opened outpatient clinic, The Cabin Hong Kong. It is an ‘all-addictions’ treatment model that works for both chemical (drug and alcohol addictions) and process addictions (sex, gambling, internet, etc.). It is the basis of The Cabin’s secular and culturally friendly programme, which includes relapse prevention therapy and dedicated aftercare, and draws clients from all over the globe.

For more information about The Cabin Chiang Mai visit: http://www.thecabinchiangmai.com

For more information about The Cabin Hong Kong visit: http://www.thecabinhongkong.com.hk

For more information about The Cabin Addiction Services please contact The Cabin Chiang Mai directly or their PR representative Edelman Healthcare at:

The Cabin Chiang Mai

Reeya Chaicharas, PR Manager

+66 (0) 82 893 8580, reeya@thecabinchiangmai.com

Edelman Healthcare

Diane Barton, Account Manager

+61 (02) 9291 3368, Diane.Barton@edelman.com

About the Cabin Addiction Services Group

The Cabin Addiction Services Group is a world leader in addiction treatment, based in Southeast Asia. It is the owner of the highly successful residential rehab, The Cabin Chiang Mai in Thailand; and Asia’s first dedicated outpatient addiction treatment centre The Cabin Hong Kong. It uses a unique treatment model, called Recovery Zones, which combines CBT, 12 Step principles and Mindfulness Meditation into an innovative programme that treats both substance and process addictions more effectively than any single method.

The Cabin Chiang Mai, in operation since late 2009, has treated over 1,000 clients from around the world with a programme completion rate of 96%. Its 28 day programme costs US$ 12,900.

The Cabin Hong Kong is a full-service outpatient addiction treatment centre located in the Central district. Its main 6 and 12 week programmes cost US$ 6,000 and 12,000 respectively.







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







The Cabin Addiction Services Group to participate in the 2014 WPA Regional Congress in Hong Kong


(PRWEB) December 11, 2014

Alastair Mordey, Programme Director of The Cabin will be joining Asia’s leading mental health professionals at the World Psychiatric Association Regional Congress 2014 in Hong Kong from December 12 – 14. The event will cover a diverse range of psychiatric topics and issues which illuminate the trends and clinical research development in mental health care and practice.

This year’s Congress is organised by the WPA in collaboration with the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. Since medical practices in Asian cultures have all along emphasized the importance of achieving harmony between humans and the environment, the theme of the event is “Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia – Balancing Polarities”. It will provide a platform for mental health professionals to share existing psychiatric practices and innovative models of psychiatric care, in an effort to balance the “Yin and Yang” of Western and Eastern Psychiatry.

Alastair will present aspects of The Cabin’s pioneering and highly effective Recovery Zones addiction treatment model – which is a combination of the best known addiction treatment methods – namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12 Steps and Mindfulness Meditation – that have been fine-tuned to combat addiction in a shorter time span than traditional methods.


    Topic: “A combined Recovery Zones/CBT approach to the treatment of dual diagnosis in an inpatient rehabilitation”
    Date: 14 December 2014 at 1:20 – 2:50pm
    Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

The Recovery Zones model is used at both The Cabin’s inpatient rehab, The Cabin Chiang Mai and their newly opened outpatient clinic, The Cabin Hong Kong. It is an ‘all-addictions’ treatment model that works for both chemical (drug and alcohol addictions) and process addictions (sex, gambling, internet, etc.). It is the basis of The Cabin’s secular and culturally friendly programme, which includes relapse prevention therapy and dedicated aftercare, and draws clients from all over the globe.

For more information about The Cabin Chiang Mai visit: http://www.thecabinchiangmai.com

For more information about The Cabin Hong Kong visit: http://www.thecabinhongkong.com.hk

For more information about The Cabin Addiction Services please contact The Cabin Chiang Mai directly or their PR representative Edelman Healthcare at:

The Cabin Chiang Mai

Reeya Chaicharas, PR Manager

+66 (0) 82 893 8580, reeya@thecabinchiangmai.com

Edelman Healthcare

Diane Barton, Account Manager

+61 (02) 9291 3368, Diane.Barton@edelman.com

About the Cabin Addiction Services Group

The Cabin Addiction Services Group is a world leader in addiction treatment, based in Southeast Asia. It is the owner of the highly successful residential rehab, The Cabin Chiang Mai in Thailand; and Asia’s first dedicated outpatient addiction treatment centre The Cabin Hong Kong. It uses a unique treatment model, called Recovery Zones, which combines CBT, 12 Step principles and Mindfulness Meditation into an innovative programme that treats both substance and process addictions more effectively than any single method.

The Cabin Chiang Mai, in operation since late 2009, has treated over 1,000 clients from around the world with a programme completion rate of 96%. Its 28 day programme costs US$ 12,900.

The Cabin Hong Kong is a full-service outpatient addiction treatment centre located in the Central district. Its main 6 and 12 week programmes cost US$ 6,000 and 12,000 respectively.







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/