The modern society has undergone revolutions in many areas and modes of life. This has therefore endangered the society with many harmful and unlawful deeds in the society. For instance, the major dangers which the revolution has caused include the introduction of drugs which are illegal. The people in the society has can now easily access and acquire drugs for their use an abuse. For this reason, many of especially the youth has now began to largely abuse the drugs easily acquired.
This has therefore increased the number of people which need rehabilitation for their survival and brighter future. Institutions has therefore been established to provide the rehabilitation services to these addicts and alcoholics. The rehabilitation centres established in Kenya include;
Mathari Hospital has a rehabilitation unit which offer the services to drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation with the aim of becoming a Centre of excellence for treatment, training and research. The services are best of the standards and offered to inpatient and outpatients treatment of drug users using multidisciplinary approach such as detoxification, rehabilitation and management of co-morbid disorders. Other services offered include counselling. Psychotherapy, occupational therapy and guidance.
JORGS ARK rehab Centre is a chemical dependence treatment and rehabilitation center which is run under the jorgs trust. They offer treatment to alcoholics and drug addicts including their families and significant others. It is an in-patient residential treatment and rehabilitation Centre located in Limuru. This Centre also provide in-house training, awareness, outreach, educational talks’ demand-reduction and prevention campaigns on addiction and drugs. They also have a tremendous and elaborate referral system networking hand in hand with their partners.
Nairobi Place is an addiction treatment Centre which enable the addicts to return to their happier lives in successful and friendly procedures. The procedures ensure that the people who are addicted can be back to their normal lives, free from compulsion of alcohol and other mood-altering substances or behaviours. The treatment is based on the Disease model understanding of addictive disorders with twelve step facilitation. They are located in the Mokoyeti Road West which is off Lang’ata Road and situated opposite the Kenol Petrol Station. They can be contacted through Telephone +254 735 550000, +254 733 440000 and +254 20 267 9839.
Asumbi Treatment Centre is the oldest rehabilitation Centre in East Africa which offer many services which could not be found in most of the other rehabilitation centres. The services which they offer include drug-free treatment and have developed an abstinence based programmes where the patients have to stay off all moods and mind altering drugs. It has rehabilitated more than 5,000 clients who have successfully been able to return back to their lives free from the addictions of the substances. Through its development, it has been able to establish other branches in Karen, Nairobi.
Retreat Rehab Centre was first established as an in-patient hospitable medical rehabilitation Centre for the treatment of substances addiction and co-concurring disorders. Their treatment philosophy is based on the understanding of Alcoholism and drug abuse being a disease and a disorder of the whole person. This Centre cater for both children and adults suffering from addiction and any other mental related conditions. Their services are effective in the treatment and require a strong after-care lifestyle change and participation in the activities that promote continued sobriety. The programs runs in a period of minimum three months.