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.
Patient-related information at a glance. Be familiarised with the overall experience at NAMS, from the point of registration to making payment. Find answers
to a list of frequently asked questions here.
Your source for addiction-related news, articles and events.
Our research team aims to promote the best evidence-based care for our patients and other affected individuals
by studying addiction and its related problems.
Try out the various self-assessment tools to find out if you are at risk of developing alcohol or gambling addiction.
Download educational materials or watch video clips of some of our recovering patients' experiences and sharing by our healthcare professionals.
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.
People who experiment with drugs continue to use them because the substance either makes them feel good or stops them from feeling uncomfortable. In many cases, there is a fine line between regular use and drug abuse and addiction.
You can be addicted to illegal drugs or prescription drugs. You are hooked on drugs if you continue to use them even though you know that they are harmful. With drug addiction, you have a craving for the drug. You want to quit but as with most people who are addicted to drugs, you find it hard to do so and can’t do it by yourself.
The two main types of drugs that are frequently abused and which lead to addiction are prescription drugs such as certain cough medications, sedatives and stimulants, and non-prescription ones such as heroin, ketamine, cannabis and ecstasy which are illegal.
Drugs are essentially poisons. Learn about the basic facts of some commonly abused drugs here.
Recovery from drug addiction is a lifelong process. Here in NAMS, drug addicts learn how to build healthy relationships with family and friends, cope with life stressors and stay drug-free.
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