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.
Acupuncture has shown therapeutic effect on alcohol dependence and substance dependence condition. It helps to deal with the physical and psychological distresses of addiction such as depression. Since the mechanism of treatment is similar across different types of addiction, the benefits and effectiveness of acupuncture treatment would apply to both substance and behavioral addiction.
After the completion of this package of 10 sessions, the patient may be recommended to take up further sessions. The addiction acupuncturist will advise after an assessment and diagnosis of the patient’s condition.
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