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UHAI CENTRE
Nairobi
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
Services provided:
Prevention
Treatment
Other
Research
Advocacy
Alternative development
Rehabilitation
Services required:
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 disorders. 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 ADSA. 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 employeeĆ¢??s performance such as family issues (Relationships), HIV and AIDS, stress, self-care and time and financial management.
Team:
Director