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Millions of young adults worldwide struggle with addiction and misuse of drugs and alcohol. Whether you begin using drugs or alcohol out of boredom, curiosity, as a way of letting loose with friends, as an escape or just for fun, what starts as recreational use can quickly get out of control.
Some people are born with brain chemistry that predisposes them to addiction. Others develop dependence over time as a result of substance abuse. Just like a physical illness, it requires treatment to get better.
While there are many misconceptions and stigmas surrounding addiction, there is nothing wrong with seeking help for it – in fact, most people find that recovery becomes a very enjoyable and fulfilling part of their lives.
The Edge: Immersive, Active, Progressive Treatment
The Edge’s innovative programming is designed especially for young men and centres heavily on intensive physical activity in the form of:
Muay Thai Boxing
Participants also enjoy activities such as:
- Rock climbing
- Whitewater rafting
How do I Know if I am Addicted?
Addiction often begins with casual or occasional behaviour that increases in frequency and intensity over time. If you are concerned that you may have an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, eating or other activities, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you use substances as a coping tool or reward?
- Do you have trouble controlling how much you use?
- Are you preoccupied with your next drink, high or addictive activity?
- Do you continue using despite the negative consequences?
- Is your substance affecting your education, work opportunities or general direction in life?
- Have you neglected your obligations in favour of your addiction?
- Do you require increasing amounts of alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. to achieve the desired effects?
- Do you experience cravings or withdrawals such as anxiety, irritability or nausea?
- Do you want to cut back or quit, but cannot?
If you answered yes to two or more of the above questions, you are showing signs of addiction.
The Consequences of Substance Abuse
Addiction is characterised by the impulse to continue using despite the negative consequences. People can act in ways they would never expect as a result of their addiction, which impacts every area of life:
Physical health – Substance abuse strains the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, causes organ damage and premature death. Intravenous drug users run the risk of contracting infectious diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.
Mental health – Drug use can cause brain damage, paranoia, depression and aggressive or unpredictable behaviour. It can also exacerbate other mental health conditions in people with co-occurring disorders.
Loved ones – It may be hard to see when you are abusing substances, but addiction impacts everyone around you. Family, friends and partners suffer as a result, resulting in relationship breakdowns.
Work and finances – Addiction often causes job loss and frivolous spending habits that wreak havoc on finances. Legal trouble can lead to massive fines, debt or even jail time which further impacts finances and career prospects.
Getting Treatment for Addiction and Substance Misuse: the Sooner, the Better
Located in the mountainous outskirts of Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Edge is the ideal location to immerse yourself in learning the traditional Thai martial art of Muay Thai boxing, triathlon training on jungle-lined roads and trekking through stunning wilderness. Our beautiful, wooded property is a world away from the trigger-filled environment in which addiction thrives, giving you a chance to focus completely on yourself.
If you think you may be struggling with addiction or substance abuse, call us today for a no-obligations assessment to see how we can help.