It occurred to me some time ago that ex-pat communities within Thailand exhibit a much higher prevalence of anti-social behaviour, Machiavellian and psychopathic traits than in their respective countries. Expat forums and facebook groups seem to be incredibly prevalent with dissocial responses, combative speech and general anti-social comments. Evidence through the study of psychopathy pointsContinue reading “Antisocial Personality Disorders / Dissocial Personality in Ex-Pat Communities Within Thailand.”
Seeking help overseas for drug and alcohol treatment has been popular for the last 20 years +. Various countries like South Africa and Thailand have managed to attract people from Europe, America and the Middle East since the early 2000’s. Thailand’s popularity for foreign treatment reached an all-time high early 2020, with over 20 rehabsContinue reading “Is treatment abroad over?”
I found this excellent video online today about “Dopamine Fasting”, it explains very clearly how one should go about reducing their addictive behaviours – and of course what those might be:
*** 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”
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 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”
The end of 2018, into the light of 2019 This is the last post of 2018, in a few hours (thai time) this year will come to an end. What better way to celebrate than a video with explaining the difference between Integrative and Eclectic Therapy.
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”
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”
What are the rehabs in Thailand I have worked for and that I know about?