Addiction is a progressive mental health disorder which increases in severity over time, unless treated. It destroys relationships, breaks up families and consumes lives.
Addiction is the compulsive use of a substance or behaviour despite negative or dangerous consequences. There are two broad categories; mainly substance addiction and behavioural addiction. Substance addiction includes substances such as alcohol, legal and illegal drugs, glue, cigarettes and even caffeine. Whereas, behavioural addiction may include problem gambling, sex, pornography, gaming, excessive internet use, excessive shopping and shoplifting.
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WE CARE is starting a new ongoing support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. This ongoing weekly group is conducted by WE CARE counsellors. It is meant for spouses, lovers, parent, lovers , children or friends affected by an addicted loved one.
"Family & Friends" teaches effective strategies for self care and coping with addiction. The support group focuses on changing the way you interact with the addicted loved one. "Family & Friends" is based on the CRAFT Model & SMART Recovery tools. We will touch on important topics that family members tend to experience, like
The goals for "Family & Friends" are
"Family & Friends" is scheduled on every Thursday, 7pm to 830pm, at WE CARE. The first session will start on 16 August 2018. This will replace the FREE workshop wef now.
If you are an affected family member or friend and you wish to attend "Family & Friends", contact Alex (6547 5459 or email@example.com) to register.
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Conact Raj @ 6547 5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. All facilitators are registered SMART Recovery Facilitators.
SMART Recovery Details
Day: Every Thursday
Timing: 300pm to 430pm
Venue: WE CARE, 11 Jalan Ubi
SMART is an ongoing closed group & is catered for individuals with a history of addictions. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email to email@example.com