The use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances has slowly but rapidly gained acceptance in today’s society. Among the young people, it is the ‘cool thing’ that crowns almost all social gatherings.
Earlier on in many African communities, alcohol was of choice and for particular occasions. Society had a way for controlling their people groups and ensuring conformity to laid down norms. Modern society does not discriminate adult and children behavior. It is not strange to find a father and son in the same bar drinking together. Some of these social users of psychoactive substances slowly graduate to abuse and on to addiction.
Addiction is the state when a person becomes totally dependent on a substance psychologically and physically. They cannot stop consuming even when they know it has negative consequences. Much of their time is spent either , their substance of choice or in search of the next dose hence becoming dysfunctional humans.
According to Wikipedia Addiction is a brain disordercharacterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences.
Addiction deceptively creeps into an individual’s life whilehe or she is smiling ‘ on a high’. In many cases psychoactive substances are taken to mask or escape pain whatever the cause of pain.
Addiction affects the individual, the family and the society. The individual becomes affected health-wise (mind and body) and socially. He/ she may when they hit rock bottom may end up so frustrated, depressed and some suicidal.
The family becomes disconnected from a loved one and may get into conflict financially and emotionally.
The nation also loses variable workforce when employees become addicted increasing the burden of treatment. It is sad to find a whole professional lying on the streets with no recollection of the direction to their home or their status in society
Precision Counselling and Rehabilitation Home is an initiative started to mitigate such conditions. We endeavor to help clients come to terms with their state and discover God as the needed and present help in their situations.
Addiction or substances use disorder is a disease and not abehaviour of choice as viewed by many family members who make enquiries aboutrehabilitation. Sick people are taken for treatment irrespective of how oftenthe sickness re-occurs. So it should be for persons with Substance use disorder. Don’t reject them, don’t sack them, don’t expel them from school, send them for help.
At Precision Home we believe that no human condition is too bad for God to repair. Hence helping our clients learn to pull from above, we have witnessed dry bones living again.
Ezekiel 37:12-14 “Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘this is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’
Our program is a package that has:-
Three months inpatient admission in a comfortable environment and well organized meals
Daily psychoeducation sessions in groups using the 12 steps of the Alcoholic/Narcotics Anonymous
Weekly alternative life skills
Precision project in which each client makes their souvenir item that will be a constant reminder of the commitment they made to themselves.
A Rich library and assorted games for their free time
Personal and family therapy by
Daily spiritual devotion
Sunday services facilitated by carefully selected persons that observe confidentiality.
Precision Counselling & Rehabilitation Home is a choice facility for wholesome rehabilitation process. We are a Total Alcohol and Drug Free zone.
Sam · February 28, 2023 at 7:04 am
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