“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.
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.
SMART Recovery dates
Day: Every Thursday
Timing:230pm to 430pm
Venue: WE CARE, 11 Jalan Ubi
SMART is catered for individuals with a history of addictions. Interested participants are required to undergo a clincial intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, register below or email email@example.com
Mindfulness For Recovery
Mindfulness for Recovery is an open group to learn and practice mindfulness. Mindful practice aims to help participants to break away from their own destructive habitual patterns. All facilitators have personal experience practising mindfulness.
This group is catered for people with a history of addictions, reactive behaviours and/or mood disorders
Every Friday, 630pm to 730pm
Venue: WE CARE Community Services
To register: call 6547 5459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Families in Recovery through Education and Empowerment
FREE stands for Families in Recovery through Education and Empowerment. FREE is a workshop for the family members of addicted ones.
Date: Every 2nd Monday of the Month except Public Holiday
Upcoming workshop: 11 June 2018
Timing: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: WE CARE
To sign up, call WE CARE at 6547-5459. No payment is required for this programme.