“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 email@example.com.
If you prefer to be interviewed, please contact Yvonne to book an appointment at 3165 8017.
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" is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm to 830pm, at WE CARE, Wisdom Room.
The group has been meeting since August 2018 but you can join in at any time.
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
When : Every Thursday 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Serenity Room at WE CARE
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.
When : Friday, 630pm to 730pm
Venue: Courage Room at WE CARE Community Services
To register: call 3165 8017 or email email@example.com