This is a residential program for treatment of people who are prescribed with drug addiction. It is intended to help individuals who are addicted to stop compulsive drug seeking and use. Reachout centre trust rehabilitates psychoactive substance users including hallucinogens, stimulants and depressants.
The program runs for 4 months where the client is undergoes multiple interventions and regular and close monitoring by certified addiction counselors. The program is located in Likoni Sub County at Kona ya Mtongwe comprises of;
- Psycho-educational classes
- Individual and group counseling
- Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous (NA, AA)
- Millati Islami (MI)
- 12-step programs
- Family session and family therapies
- Health talks
- Sports and indoor games
- Spiritual education and
- Monthly field trips
The program is developed to ensure that there is a positive therapeutic relationship between the addiction counsellor and clients.
There is a clear treatment plan, which allows the client to know what to expect during treatment. The counsellor provides strategies for coping with drug cravings, ways to avoid drugs and prevent relapse and helping individuals to deal with relapse if it occurs.
Clients are also helped through in order to improve their communication skills, relationships and family dynamics. The program is continually developed to meet the dynamics in drug addiction and clients precise needs.
The program has benefited over 700 drug users; most of who are fully recovered and reintegrated back to society some now fully employed in Kenya and other countries, rejoined their families and become productive members of the society.
Medically assisted therapy
Reachout Centre Trust collaborates with the County government of Mombasa and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in prescribing methadone to clients that are addicted to Opioid substances, which in this context targets people who use heroin.
The program provides access to methadone which reduces the painful withdrawals and inhibits the euphoric effects associated with heroin use.
The program was supported by UNODC where Coast Provincial General Hospital and Kisauni health centre were equipped with MAT clinics under the custody of the County Government of Mombasa. Another MAT site was started in Kombani, Kwale County where Reachout Centre refers clients for methadone.
The clinics are operated by skilled and certified doctors and physicians who received specialized training to discharge this service.
Reachout centre trust roles in the MAT program:
- Reaching to people who inject drugs at their dens with information on Methadone
- Referral of clients who are interested in joining the programme to the Drop in centre in Mombasa or Kombani in Kwale.
- Client preparation and assessment.
- Linkage through physical escorting to the MAT clinic.
- Provide psychosocial support during the period of recovery.
- Conduct family sessions to strengthen family support during treatment.
- Follow up for missed appointments and defaulters.
- Nutritional support of clients on methadone.
- Training of recovered and or stable MAT beneficiaries on Entrepreneurial skills.