Climbing a mountain is hard work. When the going gets tough, we draw inspiration from the summit ahead. Conquering the peak is a reason for celebration. But some of us face the challenge of climbing out of a deep valley, which is tougher. Especially since the valley below is a constant reminder of our past. This led WE CARE to start the First Year Finisher awards in the year 2016. This award is a celebration of the recovery journey and to recognise the hard work of all the members, volunteers, family and friends.Read more
During an empowering personal strength exercise, Shanti* got feedback about her "elegant voice". Using this feedback, the young lady envisioned herself as a presenter when she turned 18. This dream gave her more drive to excel in her studies, one less reason to experiment with drugs or join street gangs......
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The Amazing WE CARE Race 2016 is a fundraising and adventure event. This race, held for the second consecutive year, help raise funds to support individual and families suffering from all forms of addictions. This year a total of 26 teams with 126 participants took part.
Read more about the Amazing WE CARE Race and other activities in our December newsletterRead more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com