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.
Adolescents (age 13-18) tend to be impulsive and easily influenced by their peers. For these reasons, they are at high risk for substance abuse, including, binge drinking, Inhalant Addiction as well as addiction to gambling and excessive gaming or internet use problems.
At NAMS, we have a clinic specially set up to provide an integrated treatment service to adolescents struggling with substance and or behavioural addiction issues. The NAMS' ReLive team, which consists of professional counsellors, are trained to work with young people to help them overcome their addiction issues. They will work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, family therapist and medical social worker to help the adolescent patient.
The adolescent patient will receive intensive individual counselling to help him break the habit. If he has dropped out of school, he will be encouraged to go back to school. The counsellor will work closely with the school counsellor, probation officer and the family to consolidate the overall treatment.
Treatment will include group therapy focusing on life skills and helping the adolescent to reintegrate back to the family and community. Family therapy is also provided as it is crucial that the adolescent receives the encouragement and support of his family, especially his parents.
Find out more about the ReLive team, its services and activities from our ReLive newsletter.
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