“I first came to WE CARE two years ago, looking for help to turn my life around. For 13 long years before that, I had been using and drinking. During those miserable years, the longest time that I managed to stay away from drugs was three days, and even then, I was still holding on to the bottle.
“Two years ago, I reached a point where I became sick and tired of my daily routine. I just felt that I must change, and that was when I came to WE CARE looking for help.
“I couldn’t hold on to any job then, so I came to WE CARE every day to spend my time. I was assigned a sponsor who provided me with guidance. I could share my private details with my sponsor comfortably. The staff are friendly and open. It is a safe and comfortable place. And best of all, there are many activities to keep me busy. I tried my hand at art making, yoga, badminton, all of which I experienced for the first time in my life. I didn’t get to experience these when I was actively using. I even go on outings with other drop-ins, and visited Garden by the Bay for the first time ever. What a wonderful experience!
“The facilities at WE CARE are conducive for recovery, both at the former facility at Lavender as well as the present location at Ubi. My sponsor has no problem booking a room for sponsor meetings.
“WE CARE has a women’s support group. This is important to me as, being a woman in recovery, I need a safe and supportive place where I can talk openly about any special needs that I have. I found this in the women’s support group.
“Looking back on the past two years that I have stayed clean and sober, I find that the most difficult step is to be willing to ask for and to accept help. Help is available. Recovery is possible once you are able to accept help from others.”
Do you have an inspiring story to share? We are always on a lookout for patrons who can help us raise awareness and reduce the stigma linked to addiction. We often provide case studies to help people better understand and appreciate the problem of addiction.
We thank you for your support and greatly appreciate your willingness to share with us your story.
Please be assured that WE CARE will handle participant’s personal information with anonymity and respect.
If you would like to share your story, please do not hesitate to email Yvonne@wecare.org.sg or write to us directly (Attention to Yvonne).
If you prefer to be interviewed, please contact Yvonne to book an appointment at 6547 5459.
WE CARE Community Services invites you and your fiends to come and be part of a unique and fun-filled team challenge across some of Singapore's iconic locations - and all for an excellent cause. Your participation in this urban adventure will help WE CARE raise funds to support families and those affected by drugs, alcohol, and other compulsive behaviors like gambling, gaming and shopping. This year's theme is 'Art-in-motion'. Bring your team spirit. Clear exciting art-based challenges to win points. Finish on time.
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Family & Friends Support Group *new*
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org