To assist the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) in its efforts to reduce drug use/abuse, the Council established a counselling service.
This service is a non-residential/out-patient programme for individuals with mild to moderate cases of substance use/abuse. During this programme, a client works with a counsellor who serves as a support system to help him/her overcome drug use/dependency and become self-sufficient.
The counsellor may also work closely with the family of the client as substance abuse affects the loved ones of the chemically dependent person. Currently, counselling is available to individuals ages 11 and up.
The counselling programme at the NCSA is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. To schedule an appointment call 535-6272 or you can visit the NCSA.
The Counselling department will be initiating a group therapy programme for adolescents ages 12- 18 as this age group is one of the largest seen by the Council.
In addition to this, the department is in the planning stages of a psychoeducational programme which seeks to provide information and support to families concerned about their loved ones who are using substances.