Workshop on Addiction & Family at Darul Islah
Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam, CEO & Clinical Director of Solace Sabah Retreat, conducted a Workshop on Addictions & Family at Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah) last Thursday, 14th December 2017. The interactive workshop had 60 participants from six rehabilitation and care centres from Turning Point, Teen Challenge, Ashram, Helping Hands, Breakthrough Missions and Jamiyah Halfway House and also from Jamiyah Nursing Home, Jamiyah Community Outreach & Development Department and undergraduate social worker students from Sweden.
Dr. Prem discussed topics on substance abuse and its various aspects including cause, type and effect of addictions and explained the linkage of such addictions with family relationships. Dr. Prem shared the Solace Program implemented at his addiction-treatment facility. A brief interactive case study scenario was also discussed with the participants to better understand the content.