Counselling and Addiction Services
We provide counselling services for individuals and families challenged by issues of addictive disorders such as substance misuse and gambling addiction. RISE has been operating an adolescent outpatient drug programme for youth referred from the Children’s Drug Treatment Programme. This is a 12-week non-residential programme involving psycho-educational sessions, life skills workshops, family day activities, and recreation. Furthermore, through the support of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission, RISE operates the only comprehensive programme for individuals with gambling related problems in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean.
Counselling services begin with intake screening and assessment, after which a treatment plan is established which will involve counselling (and drug testing where applicable).
We recognize addiction as a family disease, so we place great emphasis on providing counselling services for family members as well; both at a group and individual level. Our telephone lifeline which offer counselling, referrals, and information operates from 8:30 am through midnight, 7 days a week.