Description: At UHAI Centre, we acknowledge that fighting
alcoholism and drug addiction reduces HIV&AIDS and other
communicable and non-communicable diseases thus promoting life and
socio-economic well being. We promote volunteerism in the fight against
alcoholism, drugs and substance abuse in our communities by sensitizing
and creating awareness aimed at preventing initiation of substance
abuse. We are dedicated at ensuring that all people have access to
necessary information and essential life skills to prevent indulgence in
these anti-social and life threatening habits.
Address: UTI Junction, Along Kenyatta Highway, Thika, Kenya PO BOX 2650 01000 Nairobi Kenya
Areas of interest:
Demand Reduction Pillar
Consists of Public Education, Research & Policy development,
Treatment & Rehabilitation. This IS be achieved by educating
vulnerable populations on dangers of and the correlation of alcohol and
drug abuse and HIV&AIDS and other illnesses by providing necessary
support services to those already affected directly and indirectly.
Currently, we are running a mentorship and awareness creation
programme in all schools within Kiambu county teaching life skills and
coping mechanisms. We have a resource information book on alcohol and
drug abuse, "Surviving an Addiction".
Advocacy, Research & Education Pillar
A large population especially youth get into drugs due to lack of information, coping mechanisms and basic life skills.
Despite lots of research being conducted and documented on drug
abuse, majority of the people living with ADA victims do not understand
the nature of addiction which is a brain disease and are therefore,
unable to provide the required support to persons with substance use
Education on alcohol and drug abuse to all persons including most at risk school going children is therefore very critical.
Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Pillar
We help prevent initiation of anti-social behaviors (premarital sex,
experimentation with alcohol and drugs) through creating
awareness/sensitizing vulnerable populations on dangers associated with
Our treatment and rehabilitation services are both residential and
non-residential, with residential being most preferred by identified
willing persons at favorable cost.
However, the initiative considers group and individual counseling
important and subsequent referrals to treatment facilities where
necessary. Social support networks is critical in the re-integration of
rehabilitee back to the community
Employee Assistance Programme
This initiative works with employer/employee assistance and targets
corporate organizations. It is founded on the principle of
confidentiality (in information sharing and records). It further seeks
to integrate family, colleagues through peer support.
This initiative is designed to disseminate information on
rehabilitation, re-lapse prevention as well as overseeing counseling,
and treatment which are adapted to the individual needs. EAP services
are not be limited to Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse problems only
but also incorporate other psycho-social issues impeding on an employeeâ??s
performance such as family issues (Relationships), HIV and AIDS,
stress, self-care and time and financial management.