What is addiction?

Addiction is a disorder that causes the brain’s reward circuits to malfunction. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), up to 60 per cent of addiction sufferers inherit the disorder genetically, while the remaining 40 per cent may have damaged their reward system by overusing it. Consequently, people with this disorder seek to reinforce their blunted reward feelings by seeking out substances or processes that will increase pleasurable feelings. Once this happens, there is an impact on chemical cascades to other parts of the brain affecting functions like judgement and impulse control. This is why people suffering from addiction cannot control their using. Addiction is a chronic condition, which means that it lingers, and symptoms will return if proper addiction treatment is not received.

Links
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) – definition of addiction
National Institute of drug Abuse (NIDA)

Modern and Effective Addiction Treatment

Modern and Effective Addiction Treatment

As part of the The Cabin Addiction Services Group, a world leader in addiction treatment based in the Southeast Asian region, The Cabin Dubai specialises in outpatient treatment covering a range of mental wellness issues including addiction. Staffed by highly qualified and experienced treatment professionals, The Cabin Dubai offers modern, effective and accessible treatment.

Addiction Counselling Services

Demanding work and family life often mean people find it hard to get the treatment they need to overcome their problems. However, addiction and mental health concerns do not go away by themselves and will only get worse over time. Given this, The Cabin Dubai has developed a range of treatment options designed to effectively tackle both addiction and general mental health issues on an outpatient basis. Each client has specific and unique needs, but in general, we offer and suggest a combination of the following services:

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Outpatient addiction treatment
  • Outpatient mental health treatment
  • One-on-one counselling and group therapy
  • Family Programme
  • Aftercare Programme and ongoing recovery support

*English and Arabic language services available

Please note: if you prefer, we offer one-on-one and family therapy via Telehealth, allowing you to receive treatment from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

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Recovery Zones

The Cabin Dubai’s intensitve outpatient treatment programme caters to clients’ individual needs based on our clinical assessment. We offer services in English and Arabic languages. Clients are offered the opportunity to address behavioural and mood disorders in varying time commitments. Combined with the group treatment, clients will also attend individual sessions one to five times weekly based on their specific needs. Groups are 90 minutes in length; individual sessions are 50 minutes. Intensive treatment with a combination of group and individual work has proven to help clients overcome many different behavioural and mood disorders.

Individual sessions are designed to address:

Relapse prevention
Family Support
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Adjustment Disorder
Relationship Issues

Addiction treatment addresses issues such as:

Alcoholism
Love Addiction (Relationship)
Internet/Social Media Addiction
Drug Addiction
Compulsive Gambling
Spending Issues

Please note: if you prefer, we offer one-on-one and family therapy via Telehealth, allowing you to receive treatment from the comfort, and privacy, of your own home.

Recovery Zones – Groups 

The Cabin Dubai offers separate classes for women, men and teenagers. To accommodate this, we have two buildings in which to run classes.

Substance Dependency Process Group
This group is specifically for clients with a primary chemical addiction (alcohol, pharmaceuticals and recreational drugs). Paired with the Substance Dependency Psycho-educational Group, clients who are also attending individual counselling have the opportunity to share and learn from peers in various levels of their treatment. The group is facilitated by the counsellor, but clients are encouraged to suggest specific topics that are important and relevant to them. Discussion topics will complement individual treatment work as well as structured group educational materials.

Process Addiction Group
Clients with a primary process addiction (non-chemical, such as gambling, relationships, internet, etc.) are offered an opportunity to suggest and participate in discussions relevant to their personal addiction and recovery. Paired with the Process Addiction Psycho-educational Group, this format is less structured. Clients are able to relate to common issues with their peers such as navigating daily life and maintaining healthy boundaries and controls over addictive behaviours. The group setting allows the sharing of common experience to gain empathy and understanding from their peers.

Relapse Prevention Continuing Care
This group caters to clients who have entered later stages of recovery. They will have completed residential and/or intensive outpatient treatment and be offered the opportunity to continue their work in the Relapse Prevention Group. This group facilitates an environment for clients to review and share recovery experiences, aftercare plans, sobriety goals and how they are navigating early recovery outside of structured recovery environments. Some groups may involve specific and helpful education pieces while others will be more open for client issues and suggestions for discussions. The groups are facilitated by a counsellor but clients are encouraged to take an active role and bring to the group issues relevant to them.

Substance Dependency Psycho-educational Group
This group is specifically for clients recovering from substance addiction. Clients will navigate specific topics relevant to their treatment and recovery in a structured and supportive environment. Educational material is presented in a clear and applicable manner, to complement and support material being addressed in individual counselling. Topics will be presented on a rotating schedule so that every client, regardless of where they are in their treatment process, will receive all relevant information so that they complete treatment with the tools necessary to maintain their sobriety. Recovery tools such as CBT techniques and programme materials will be demonstrated and applied in a group setting, making understanding more tangible.

Process Addiction Psycho-educational Group
This group demographic is specifically for clients recovering from process addictions. Educational material will be presented in a clear and applicable manner, to complement and support materials being addressed in individual counselling. Specific to process addictions, some behaviours need not be completely eliminated, but rather clients are required to identify when behaviours have become addictive. Topics are presented on a rotating schedule so that every client will receive all relevant information so that they complete treatment with the tools necessary to maintain their sobriety. Recovery tools such as CBT techniques and materials found in the program book are demonstrated and applied in a group setting, making understanding more tangible. Clients learn how to establish boundaries and parameters that restore them to a functional, healthy lifestyle and arrest the addictive behaviour that is causing harm.

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Our Schedule

Our offices are open from 7:00am to 3:00pm for all enquires and for scheduling appointments.  General addiction counselling takes place between 7:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday to Thursday.