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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A psychologist and counsellors from the National Addictions Service share their advice on overcoming addictions.
Gambling AddictionLawrence TanSenior PsychologistGambling addiction often breaks up the family because of the relationship and financial problems arising from it. Help is available at NAMS to help you break your gambling addiction.
For family members, we have a slew of programmes to help them support the gambler in his recovery. Click here for more information.
Alcohol AddictionSuresh AnanthaPrincipal CounsellorAlcoholism is a disease like any other. For family members, instead of fighting with a loved one who is suffering from alcoholism, help him fight the disease and get professional help to overcome his drinking problem. And the good news is that alcoholism is treatable – the earlier you seek treatment, the easier it is to treat it.
Internet / Gaming AddictionJayanthi ManoharCounsellorWhen your child crosses the healthy limit playing internet and computer games, he needs professional help to stop his internet/gaming addiction from ruining his life. Here in NAMS, treatment is tailored to the child’s needs with the support of the family which is an important part of the recovery process. We also have support groups for the parents of adolescents who are addicted to internet gaming.
Drug AddictionTan Ming HuiCounsellorRecovery 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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