What’s Happening in Thailand Rehabs due to COVID-19

*** This was written on April 3rd 2020*** As it currently stands Rehabs in the Chiang Mai province of Thailand are being asked to close due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 across the face of the world. Services provided by those rehabs are to wind down over the month of April bringing them toContinue reading “What’s Happening in Thailand Rehabs due to COVID-19”

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?

6th September 2019 Brett James Thornton – Founder How to Treat Addiction The two words are frequently interchanged, often incorrectly. Both are formed as a result of consistently repeating a particular behaviour. There is such a thing as a good habit, regular exercise for example. Something can start out as a habit and over timeContinue reading “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?”

Which Practice is Best? Pt.1

Which version of practice do you think is best? New Ways Old Ways Person Centered Practitioner Based Strength-based Problem-based Skills Based Deficit Focused Collaboration Professional Dominance Quality of Life Cure/amelioration Community Integration Acute Treatment Empowerment/choices Dependence Community Integration Acute Treatment Least restrictive Episodic Preventative Reactive   Which do you agree with more in treating addiction?Continue reading “Which Practice is Best? Pt.1”

Counseling in Asia

Where to find Counseling in Asia? I am often asked by people where to find good counseling in Asia, it can actually be surprisingly difficult in Asia to find a counselor who is A)In the same time-zone B) understands your needs in your own language. I work in the field of addiction within private-rehabs soContinue reading “Counseling in Asia”

Blast from the past

Written in 2014, By Dylan Kerr In recent years there has been a significant increase in the usage of Crystal Meth in Australia (methamphetamine).  Methamphetamine comes originally from World War 2, German scientists set about to try and make a powerful stimulant in order for their troops to fight harder. Since its creation it hasContinue reading “Blast from the past”

Another Vice Magazine Feature

I no longer work for the Dawn, please check out this exciting new approach to treatment of addiction in Thailand: https://horizonrehabthailand.com/   “It was the gateway to one of the world’s largest opium trading routes, the place you came if you needed a hit: Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s largest city. Back in the 1950s, commercialContinue reading “Another Vice Magazine Feature”