Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to any substance or behaviour. It is often mistakenly assumed that addicts lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using simply by choosing to change their behaviour. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because substances change the brain in ways that foster compulsive using, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more than ever how substances work in the brain. We also know that addiction can be successfully treated to help people to stop and lead productive lives. Drugs addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society, such as family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence and child abuse. Our Mission is to offer you affordable, professional and personal help in restoring balance to the mind and the body of people with addiction and other related disorders. We focus on behavioural and attitude changes through life skill lectures. We promote: Teamwork amongst all residents Re-building self-worth and trust in residents themselves and others Restoring their family and personal relationships Creating a peaceful and tranquil recovery environment Isolation from the addictive substances, removal from the harmful environment and separation from suppliers, and accomplices Group therapy focusing on seeing a broader reality, overcoming denial and gaining a greater acceptance of personal responsibility and hope for change Individual counselling sessions are typically used for reviewing progress and addressing issues that may be too sensitive or unique to be dealt with routinely in a group setting Re-building of self-confidence and self esteem Processes to deal with the residents feelings of fear, guilt and shame Life skills workshops Techniques for handling temptation and avoiding future relapse Assistance and guidance in exploring future possibilities for our residents lifestyles which can include employment and education We walk beside our clients, sharing in their process and offering love and guidance as and when necessary. Prevention is Key Addiction is a preventable disease. Results from NIDA-funded research have shown that prevention programs involving families, schools, communities, and the media are effective in reducing drug abuse. Although many events and cultural factors affect drug abuse trends, when youths perceive drug abuse as harmful, they reduce their drug taking. Thus, education and outreach are key in helping youth and the general public understand the risks of drug abuse. Teachers, parents and medical and public health professionals must keep sending the message that drug addiction can be prevented if one never abuses drugs.
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