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16 Apr 2020
A new program evaluation conducted by students of the Singapore Management University (SMU) measures in monetary terms the social benefits and costs of the services and activities provided by WE CARE Community Services (WE CARE).
For every dollar invested in WE CARE, S$9.50 of economic benefit is returned to the community in Singapore.
To beneficiaries, this value translates into money saved on drugs, alcohol, medical treatment and improvement in earnings.
For the authorities, there are reduced costs on housing for inmates, law enforcement and legal expenses.
These were the findings revealed by an independent program evaluation conducted by the SMU and WE CARE, an addiction treatment and recovery centre.
To read the rest of this news article, click here SMU Students Measure Monetarily the Social Impact of WE CARE
To look at the complete report issued by SMU, click here SMU Programme Evaluation Report on WE CARE
WE CARE has started a new support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. Facilitated by WE CARE counsellors, this group is meant for spouses, partners, family members or friends affected by an addicted loved one.
"Family & Friends" teaches effective strategies for self-care and how to cope with the recovering addict. The support group focuses on changing the way you interact with the recovering loved one. Using the CRAFT Model and SMART Recovery tools, we will touch on important topics that family members and friends experience, including:
The goals for "Family & Friends" are
"Family & Friends" takes place twice a month. For details, check out the schedule here.
If you are an affected family member or friend and you wish to attend "Family & Friends", contact Sida at 3165 8017 or NoorSida@wecare.org.sg 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 is an ongoing closed group and caters to individuals with a history of addiction. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email email@example.com
Details of the schedule for SMART can be found here
Mindfulness For Recovery
Mindfulness for Recovery is an open group to learn and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps 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.
Details of the schedule for Mindfulness can be found here
To register: call 3165 8017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org