(PRWEB) May 21, 2014
The Cabin Chiang Mai Addiction Rehab’s Aftercare Provider, psychologist Cameron Brown will share with a 250 strong congregation of mental health professionals and AA members, the merits of The Cabin’s unique version of the 12 Steps at the Victoria Alcoholics Anonymous Anniversary Event in Melbourne on June 10th, 2014.
Founded in America by recovering alcoholics Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith on June 10, 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous or AA was initially intended to be a support group for people with a drinking problem who wanted to get and stay sober. It employed the same method that the founders had used to achieve sobriety – a programme heavily influenced by Christian religious beliefs known as the 12 Steps of recovery.
Today not only has AA turned into a global fellowship with millions of members – but the ability of its 12 Step programme to combat the disease of addiction in general has spawned many other similar organisations. The best known ones are NA or Narcotics Anonymous, SAA or Sex Addicts Anonymous, Ga or Gamblers Anonymous and many more.
The Cabin Chiang Mai – Asia’s leading substance and process addiction centre, also believes in the high efficacy of the 12 Steps and incorporates the programme in the rehab’s progressive addiction treatment model – along with three other evidence-based methods, namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The 3 Circles and Mindfulness Therapy.
The Cabin’s 12 Steps, however, have been modified to de-emphasise the religious aspect and be better aligned with modern-day thinking and situations. This secular and culturally-friendly version has proved widely successful with a diverse range of clients from around the world, including Australians.
Australians make up more than 35% of The Cabin’s clients, as the centre is able to offer world-class treatment and accommodation for just 1/3 of the price quoted by similar facilities in the West.
Cameron Brown will present at the Alcoholic Anonymous Victoria’s Founder’s Day Event on:
- Topic: The Cabin’s Treatment Model
- Date: 10th June from 6.30 – 10.30pm
- Venue: The Langham Hotel, Melbourne
- Ticket: AU$22; Concession: AU$18
To secure a seat for the evening, which includes key note speakers from both the public and private sectors, please call: (03) 9429 1833.
For more information, visit http://www.thecabinchiangmai.com/clinical_achievements.
For more information, please contact The Cabin Chiang Mai directly or their PR representative Edelman Healthcare at:
The Cabin Chiang Mai
Reeya Chaicharas, PR Manager
+66 (0) 80446 8850
Christie Galloway, Account Manager
+61 (02) 9291 3368, Christie.galloway(at)edelman(dot)com
About the Cabin
The Cabin Chiang Mai is Asia’s most respected inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centre, with two facilities and a secondary treatment Sober House located in Chiang Mai. Since 2009 the Cabin has treated over 800 men and women from around the world with a programme completion rate of 96% and a recovery rate amongst the highest in the world.
The unique programme at The Cabin uses 3 Circles, which combines CBT, a secularized version of 12 Steps, mind mapping, mindfulness therapy and physical exercise therapy. A fully inclusive 28 day programme at The Cabin Chiang Mai costs $12,900, about a third of the cost of private rehabs in countries such as Australia.