Harm reduction aims to keep people safe and minimize death, disease and injury from high-risk behaviour.

It involves a range of support services and strategies to enhance the knowledge, skills, resources, and supports for individuals, families and communities to be safer and healthier.

Harm reduction activities and interventions to improve the health and quality of life for individuals who use drugs include:

  • Needle and syringe programs (NSPs);
  • HIV Rapid Test;
  • Provision of primary health care including wound care;
  • Safer sex education and supply;
  • Referral to drug treatment programs as requested;
  • Outreach and education: Make contact with people who use substances to encourage safer behaviour;
  • Ice Harm Reduction services and tools.

Alcohol Treatment & Social Support

ARTM provides evidence- based therapeutic programs aimed at achieving recovery from alcohol.

Family Support – ARTM stages family and concerned persons in all of its programmes.

We recognise the importance of helping families and loved ones understand the disease of addiction and how it affects important relationships. It aims to assist family members to:

  • manage immediate concerns;
  • understand alcohol and/or drug addiction/dependence and the effect on the family;
  • address significant changing emotional responses from family members and those anticipated to emerge in the short term;
  • focus on the likelihood of change to family dynamics and roles;
    discuss expectations openly and honestly;
  • understand relapse;
  • grasp the concept of recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependence/addiction.

holistic approaches

Our programs take holistic approaches that address all aspects of recovery involving the entire human condition including:

  • psycho social treatment administered by professional Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses and Social Workers
  • medical treatment assistance
  • physical activities such as Hiking, aerobics, Gym delivered by external bodies under the supervision of certified monitors.
  • nutrition
  • holistic activities such as Tai Chi, Meditation, Readings, Arts and Crafts, adapted TC’s program.

Social Reintegration

To prevent or reverse the social exclusion of current and former drug users (including those who are already socially excluded and those who are at risk of social exclusion), but also to facilitate the recovery process and help sustain the outcomes achieved during treatment as well as to maintain a minimum standard of life, to strengthen their abilities to be self-dependent and to protect them from the risk of social exclusion.

The intervention programs aim at assisting the recovering individual from drug use, misuse and abuse for:

  • Vocational training
  • Employment skills
  • Housing assistance
  • Resolution assistance of legal issues

Other Treatments

  • Prescription Medication Dependency
  • Codependency
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling Problems
  • Compulsive Shopping
  • Internet Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 

ARTM also provides After-care to their patients once they have completed their therapeutic program and a Family program for individuals that have a loved one receiving treatment and help so that everyone has the opportunity to heal.