Do you have a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming/internet or other addictions? Having such a problem can be a struggle for anyone. When the behaviour is an addiction, a concerted and structured approach is needed to help get your life back on track before the problem spins out of control, affecting you and your family.
The National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) provides outpatient treatment for a broad range of addictions, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, internet/gaming and others, and has an inpatient facility (Serenity Centre) for patients who need detoxification or rehabilitation. NAMS also runs two satellite clinics in IMH's Community Wellness Clinics (CWCs) in Queenstown and Geylang.
At NAMS, we conduct many different programmes and support groups for patients to equip them with the skills and knowledge in managing their addiction. We also run separate groups for their families to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other in their journey towards recovery.
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Try out the various self-assessment tools to find out if you are at risk of developing alcohol or gambling addiction.
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The Addiction Recovery College provides a range of cources, workshops and resources for public and persons recovering from addictions or addiction-related issues and their families. ARC also customises curriculum for professionals and practitioners working in the field of addictions.
Ms Tan Ming Hui, BA (Psychology), is a counsellor at the National Addictions Management Service. She provides both individual and group counselling to clients with substance and behavioural addictions in the outpatient setting. Her work involves engaging the family members of those who are affected by addiction, as well as case management. She also works with clients who are involved in family violence with comorbid addiction issues, referred by the family court. Ming Hui conducts educational talks in schools and the community as part of NAMS’ outreach efforts. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor and Certified Gambling Addiction Counsellor by The Association of Professionals Specialising in Addictions Counselling (APSAC).
S. B. Viknesan,Senior Counsellor Lina Ng, CounsellorHabibah, Counsellor
Mr Lawrence Tan, Senior Psychologist
Ms Lina Ng, MSocSc (Professional Counseling), BSc (Psychology), Certified Choice/Reality Therapist, is currently a National Addiction Management Services (NAMS) counselor in Institute of Mental Health (IMH). A Certified Substance Abuse Counselor by the Association of Professionals Specialising in Addictions Counseling (APSAC), she has years of experiences working with substance abuse clients in Jamiyah Halfway House and Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association since 2010. Apart from individual counseling for patients with various addiction issues, she is also involved in running gambling recovery support groups for both compulsive gamblers and their family members in NAMS. Her passion is to help her clients begin a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment, never again to be a victim of the circumstances but to begin a life of full autonomy.
Ms Habibah has a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling. She is currently working as an Addiction Counsellor with the National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health and specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has 15 years of working experience with adolescents and their families in the Ministry of Education (MOE) as an Educator and a Full-Time School Counsellor. Apart from providing counselling services to patients with substance use, gambling and internet gaming addiction, she also runs psycho-education workshops and conducts talks to the families. Currently, the NAMS Family Workgroup collaborates with WE CARE Community Services and CNB to help families who are struggling with substance use addiction.
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