Ice addiction help in Australia

Ice addiction help in Australia is needed because Ice addiction is out of control in Australia and there is not enough Ice addiction help in Australia to go around. Ice or Methamphetamine is also known as crystal meth. It is the smoked form that is referred to as ice or crystal meth, however it is sniffed and injected also. The quicker the drug absorbs into the body the more intense the high can be. 


About Ice, Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine or ice is a white or even clear looking odourless bitter-tasting crystalline powdery substance that easily dissolves. It was refined from its base drug amphetamine, being initially used in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers.

Ice addiction help in Australia mainly helps Methamphetamine and amphetamine are stimulants and cause increased activity that is why they are sometimes referred to as uppers, the drug stimulates the central nervous system. It also causes decreased appetite but a general sense of well-being. The effects last for between 6 to 8 hours before the user starts coming down which is not so pleasant.

When smoked or injected there can be a rush effect, following this there is usually a state of high agitation for a while that in some users leads to aggressive behavior and psychotic episodes.

"back in the 1980’s that a smokable form of methamphetamine or ice started to become popular"

It was back in the 1980’s that a smokable form of methamphetamine or ice started to become popular with users in USA and then made its way over to Australia. Ice is usually a clear crystal of higher purity that is smoked in a glass pipe. The smoke is odorless leaving a residue that is re-smoked, and produces effects that may continue for 12 hours or more.

Methamphetamine or ice has a profound affect on moods in various ways, depending on how it is taken. It can induce hyper-sexual behaviour, euphoric feelings, but also intolerance and irritation. Smoking ice usually in a binge and crash pattern, result in the enjoyable effects disappearing so users try to chase the high by binging on the drug.

Meth effects brain chemistry by increasing levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This induces feelings of euphoria,  it also effects the neurotransmitters norepinepherine and serotonin impacting moods, resulting in mood swings.

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Performance enhancing effects Ice, Crystal Meth, or Methamphetamine

As a strong stimulant crystal meth and methamphetamine is performance enhancing. Even in slight doses it can intensify wakefulness and increase physical activity also decreasing appetite. Methamphetamine impact on norepinepherine levels makes the user awake and alert, increasing heart rate and blood pressure.This why we need more Ice addiction help in Australia due to health concerns.

Many users have what we call the honeymoon period, when life seems to be better on the drug. This is until the user crosses the line, needing more and more and more often, Then their life becomes chaotic and unmanageable. After long term use of the drug the addicts brain is not able to produce dopamine on its own anymore leaving the user unable to feel pleasure from anything other than crystal meth or ice.

Ice, Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine in Australia 

In Australia amphetamines have overtaken Heroin as the drug of choice, however treatment options are very limited for the struggling addicts looking for a way out.

The news coming out of cities across the commonwealth is grim as Ice addiction help in Australia is inadequate. Methamphetamine usually arrives in the country through Sydney (there are cases of it being hidden in items as diverse as sofas, terracotta pots, and cleaning products). The drug is then transported to cities like Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane where the demand for methamphetamine is high.

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"The situation is so severe that Prime Minster Tony Abbott has gone so far as to declare that the war on drugs"

Sadly Australia does not have the resources in place for dealing with the methamphetamine epidemic  or Ice addiction help in Australia, meaning addicts are looking abroad for help. The situation is so severe that Prime Minster Tony Abbott has gone so far as to declare that the war on drugs cannot be won (source: Herald Sun). Not only is there a struggle to control this epidemic, there is also a failure to provide adequate methamphetamine's treatment in Australia.

The majority of our clients here at Hope Rehab Center come from Australia, and an increasing number of them have been suffering due to methamphetamine dependence. These are people who just couldn’t get the ice addiction help in Australia they needed in their home country. Australia has become overly dependent on the pharmaceutical/psychiatric option for treating substance abuse, but this approach is ineffective when it comes to dealing with stimulant dependence.

Ice addiction help in Australia

It is this failure to provide adequate resources and ice addiction help in Australia that is driving many people to travel to Thailand for help.

Ice addiction help in Australia problems are Rehabs in Australia tend to favour a psychiatric pharmaceutical approach. For those who want to escape dependency on drugs altogether, it doesn’t feel like much progress to be prescribed even more drugs by psychiatrists.

A common complain I hear from Australian clients is that they feel like they have been treated like a bunch of symptoms rather than as a person when they went looking for help at home. This medicalization of the problem can leave people feeling powerless and at the mercy of the professionals. It can also mean that they don’t feel in control of their own recovery.

The situation with rehabs in Australia means that an increasing number of people are willing to go abroad for help. These are individuals who are ready to take responsibility for their own health, and this means making informed choices and accessing the right resources.

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Hope for Australians

The majority of the Australian clients at Hope Rehab Thailand come to us for help escaping crystal meth addiction. For some of them, travelling to Thailand was not something they expected they would have to do – these are usually people who were unable to find the help they needed in Australia.

The impression we get from our clients is that Australia is struggling to provide an adequate response to what has been described as an ‘ice epidemic’. Last year, the Abbot government appeared to admit it had lost the ‘war on drugs’, yet there does not seem to be much evidence that funds are being reassigned to helping people recover from addiction.

We have no doubt there are some decent treatment programs in Australia that are being run by dedicated professionals, but it is obvious that demand is greater than the available resources. This means that people who genuinely want to escape their addiction are not getting the support they need. Thailand is well and truly on the map as regards a credible rehab destination now – Cosmetic health tourism, Dental tourism and now Rehabs tourism.

Treatment for Ice, Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine

At Hope Rehab we have pioneered a new treatment model that we call “recovery-coaching” based on what’s known as exposure therapy. We employ people in recovery to take clients out and about. They go together to restaurants, gyms, shopping, college, beaches and even sightseeing and so on. This prepares them better for a sober life, instead of keeping them locked up or cocooned like traditional rehabs do. I personally wanted to get away from the needless Bureaucracy of western countries that consumes rehab staff and wastes their pressures time.

"We take our clients to the island every weekend, markets and eating out"

We take our clients to the island every weekend, markets and eating out locally 4 times a week, even the weekly trip to the public exercise park in town makes us more interesting than anywhere else. Having said this we are intensive and require complete commitment from our clients.

The fusion of east meets west, mediation, yoga and evidenced based therapeutic interventions like CBT/12 steps, is globally accepted nowadays as the best approach to helping addicts of all description’s.

Value for money is important and it is definitely worth the trip to Thailand for a lot of Australians. - Our rehab offers high quality western methods and facilities for an affordable price.

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About Hope Rehab Center Thailand 

Hope Rehab is also selected on its own merits: We are unique even on a global scale, nowhere offers such an intensive and all-round experience. An indictment of this is how many of our clients opt to stay 2 or even 3 months.

  1. Our rehab has already helped many meth addicts rebuild their lives
  2. We treat clients individually, tailoring care plans accordingly 
  3. During your stay with us you will have a counsellor for 2 x one-to-one sessions weekly
  4. We are a family sized community – the maximum is 16 clients at one time
  5. Our treatment incorporates cognitive-based therapy, mindfulness therapy, wellness therapy, and aspects of the Minnesota Model – all of these treatments are evidence based
  6. We help plan your aftercare realistically and help you stay connected to the Hope family
  7. Hope is situated in a beautiful part of Thailand near tropical beaches and lush jungle – it offers the perfect environment for treatment
  8. Our unique recovery-coaching program means you will begin facing the challenges of the real world even before you leave us
  9. We are highly competitively priced – it is a fraction of the cost of private treatment in in the west

The length of primary treatment is between 4 weeks and 8 weeks depending on the client’s motivation and ability to change. We also offer long term (6 month) programs at our second stage center including TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) to Thai children. It is a great therapeutic process for anyone needing to mature and take responsibility.

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