Hong Kong addiction treatment and rehab centres
If you’re in Hong Kong and looking for rehab centres and treatment for addiction, there are a number of options available. These include:
Hong Kong outpatient rehab
Outpatient addiction treatment allows you to stay at home during the duration of treatment and attend only during the day. It is not always the best option, but for those where it is an appropriate method of treating addiction, it is more cost effective and is not too disruptive to you day-to-day life.
Perhaps the most prominent of the outpatient treatment services in Hong Kong is The Cabin. An international addiction treatment group with roots in Thailand in the form of residential treatment centres, and having local outpatient care at numerous sites around the world including Singapore, Sydney, Dubai, Bangkok and Holland. The Cabin rehab has a good reputation and is recognised as one of the leading addiction treatment providers in Asia.
There are other outpatient treatment options within Hong Kong that do excellent work but it’s always recommended that the chosen service provider is well researched on your part before committing to any long-term treatment plan.
Private inpatient rehab for Hong Kong residents
When it comes to residential inpatient rehab, Hong Kong doesn’t have much in the way of private, non-government services. Due to the cost value and high quality of care that can be received outside Hong Kong, international rehab destinations are becoming a popular option for Hong Kong residents. Rehabs in Thailand, Bali and Malaysia are within relatively easy reach for people in Hong Kong who can afford to pay for private treatment, and in some cases your health insurance may also cover the cost (or part of ). Whilst residential rehab might be regarded as expensive, leading providers of drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Asia are able to offer amazing value for money when compared like-for-like with rehabs in the UK, US and Australia.
In addition to the cost benefits and convenience, rehabs in Asia provide mostly luxury treatment settings and once-in-a-lifetime activities that make the whole recovery process that bit more enjoyable. Some could argue that it’s just one big holiday but the reality is that most rehabs are actually quite intensive and leave little time between treatment therapies to be tempted to relapse.
Individual counselling and therapy
Hong Kong is lucky to have a number of addiction treatment services provided by professionals in the mental health and psychology arena. There are numerous options that can be found with a bit of research into local services that can help you enter a treatment plan. One-on-one counselling is a good option for some addicts who do not require a detox or full-time care. Such services are particularly useful for anyone who has completed a residential programme and just needs to maintain sobriety with a little support as and when it’s needed. Addiction Friend also provides counselling services in Hong Kong that can be accessed by contacting us.
Although some rehab centres themselves provide aftercare as part of a complete treatment package, it’s not always enough to maintain a life away from destructive behaviours. The transition from rehab back to your ‘normal life’ can be difficult, so maintenance in the form of counselling can be extremely helpful.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are good examples of free services that can also form an important role in the aftercare process. The 12 steps model as practiced by NA and AA is based on the same method used by most rehabs and other common addiction services for many years now. Although not always the best option, the supportive role found within treatment settings like these makes it a helpful tool in maintaining long-term abstinence from addiction.
Group therapy has long been recognised as one of the most effective mediums of gaining support as those around you have faced similar difficulties and battles with addictions. There are also more “specialist” self-help groups that focus on specific substances and addictions like Cocaine Anonymous. Becoming a part of the recovery community is recommended which ever route you choose and meetings are usually held frequently.
Finding help for addiction in Hong Kong and Asia
If you are looking to enter an addiction treatment programme for drugs, alcohol or behavioural disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, Addiction Friend can also help you by assessing your needs and recommending a treatment solution based on your own circumstances. Help and advice is also available to family members and friends of addicts who are looking to get someone they care about into a treatment programme. In addition to serving Hong Kong residents, advice is also available to anyone in Asia as part of the international Addiction Friend network.