26 Sep Why we Need More Rehabilitation Centres.
While everyone clearly understands the dangers of involving in drugs, it is quite unfortunate that
majority of individuals including young adults and youths are part of drug addiction problem.
Furthermore, with the increase daily problems and lack of job opportunities, majority of the
youths in the country are currently taking drugs and drinking alcohol under different conditions.
However, through rehabilitation, medical officers can help improve the lives of drug addicts.
Despite this, it is unfortunate that there are only about four to six national rehabilitation centers
in the country. And this is a clear indication that we need more rehabilitation centers
To begin with, although information about alcohol and substance abuse is always available in
many online platforms, the government needs to increase the number of rehabilitation centers in
the country. In most cases, the main aim of rehabilitation centers is to help drug addicts to
recover from substance abuse and prevent any mental disorder problems that may arise due to
drug use. A good rehab center usually has a group of medical providers who can educate and
advice drug addicts about the negative health effects associated with alcohol and drug addiction.
It is usually expected that a good rehab center will heal the addict both physically, spiritually as
well as emotionally and mentally. After careful analysis and initial check-up of the drug addict
condition, the medical officer provides recommendation on the best rehabilitation program.
However, it is worth noting that the healing process differs from one patient to another and there
is need for careful check up and monitoring of the activities of the addicts.
Provision of different therapies is important in preventing drug addicts from elapsing back to
drugs. Thus, best rehabilitation centers should provide personal care and help the patients
overcome their substance addiction. Drug treatment centers should also help in teaching and
educating people about issues concerning drugs and alcohol addiction. Medication counseling,
drug and alcohol treatment as well as other inpatient programs also form part of rehabilitation
centers interventions for drug addicts.
Rehabilitation centers can give an individual an opportunity to change their lives and live normal
rather than focusing on drugs. Having a sound and effective emotional health is important for all
individuals. Rehab centers can also help individuals to build a lot of skills such as time
management, effective spending habits and the ability to work hard and avoid bad company.
And with only four rehabilitation centers in the country, we are likely to see an increase in the
drug addiction problem.
Evance David is a Writer at Writers Guild Kenya. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org