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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:42

The typical daily regime of A.T.C is highly structured, begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. in which residents participate in.

i. Individual Counseling .

This is a weekly practice but can also be arranged anytime outside normal schedule depending on the need of the client.

It is a process by which a patient is guided, supported and directed by his or her counselor as he or she develops personal strategies and plans the course and expectation of treatment goals. It is designed to help the patients build commitment throughout the process of behavior and attitude modification.

ii. Motivational and Educational lectures.

There are three of such per day. The lectures focus on chemical dependency, recovery, life skills and relapse prevention planning. The motivational lectures encourage behavioral and attitude change by helping the patients to explore and resolve their own issues. They also incorporate problem solving initiatives, teamwork and communication skills, challenging and encouraging changes in the individual’s beliefs, trust and commitment. Education about the disease of chemical dependency, through lectures and reading is another key part of treatment. As with any chronic illness, it’s critical that patients understand the implications of their disease and how to manage it. They need to be educated about what happened and what can happen if they continue to use. They learn that when they use drugs they can’t build trusting relationships and maintain any productive living. They realize that they have to become honest and move from the self-centered life of a dependent person to one that cares for others.

 

iii. Spiritual Enhancement.

A daily morning meditation that focuses on the benefits of a positive attitude; uplifting readings from recovery texts are read to encourage each individual to work on changing his or her attitude towards themselves, others, Higher Power and life as a whole.

iv. Group Therapy.

A daily evening meeting of patients with their leaders but under the supervision of a counselor that focus on the issues facing each person individually as they work on their recovery.

They at times take the form of “house” meetings where patients discuss the problems affecting the day to day functioning of the community, emergencies such as irresponsibility, relapses and other infractions in the community. The group therapies are designed to promote positive lifestyle change through peer reinforcement, behavioral modification, mutual support and respect.

v. Leisure – Time management.

Regularly scheduled and unscheduled self motivated activities (such as sports, exercise,) to help the individual develop ways of relaxing and focusing on positive things (alternative activities) to improve social skills and responsible recreational interactions.

vi. Informal Interactions.

This is unstructured interactions where patients share their experiences with each other informally. Through sharing they develop hope by realizing that they are not alone, they are not unique and terrible but that they are experiencing the consequences of an illness. They find they can talk about their hopes and dreams and share their pains and struggles with a supportive person. It is one of the effective aspects of this treatment approach.

vii. Therapeutic duties.

A therapeutic tool involving work/job assignments e.g. cleaning the rooms … designed to promote self-esteem and responsibility. The patients take care of their own personal chores as well as participating in making the centre a clean and safe environment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:44
 
Group Therapy PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:07

Group therapy is divided in the following ways:-

  • Static Group

The Static Group is a steady group of peers and leaders that meet over a long period of time throughout treatment.  This group is a kind of "home" group for a resident and is more in line with the classic group psychotherapy.  Members remain in the group for an agreed upon time and the group may be structured around a case load, or peer level.

Residents in this group are engaged in the 12 step program, and remain in this group throughout their stay in the centre. The clients share their past experiences in relevance to the step there are in i.e. step 1-12 of the program.

Because of the nature and sensitivity of the information the general rules of the program are reemphasized during the group process.  That is, that physical violence and verbal threats of violence are prohibited.  In addition, there is a confidentiality rule, which cautions against disclosing the contents of the group to any person outside the group.

Participants are encouraged to let each individual share their own personal information to the larger community.  Being known to the larger community is part of the recovery process, but must be the choice of the individual.

The group is designed to forum for personal disclosure and expression, which in turn assists individuals in self awareness, break denial and also open up about feelings.

 

  • Relapse Prevention group

This group is often conducted in a seminar series format where residents are provided with basic information on relapse and relapse prevention techniques.

The residents are helped through various exercises to identify their personal high-risk factors and triggers that could lead them to relapse.  Residents also learn specific techniques to prevent or manage a relapse.

 

  • Educational lectures

The lectures focus on chemical dependency, recovery, life skills and relapse prevention planning. The motivational lectures encourage behavioral and attitude change by helping the patients to explore and resolve their own issues.

They also incorporate problem solving initiatives, teamwork and communication skills, challenging and encouraging changes in the individual’s beliefs, trust and commitment. Education about the disease of chemical dependency, through lectures and reading is another key part of treatment.

As with any chronic illness, it’s critical that patients understand the implications of their disease and how to manage it. They need to be educated about what happened and what can happen if they continue to use. They learn that when they use drugs they can’t build trusting relationships and maintain any productive living. They realize that they have to become honest and move from the self-centred life of a dependent person to one that cares for others.

 

  • Spiritual Enhancement

Addicts and alcoholics in Asumbi Treatment Centre find their recovery path through the 12 step spiritually program.

One simple way to understand spirituality is to see that, it is concerned with ability through attitude and actions, to relate with self, others and God as we may understand.

A daily morning meditation that focuses on the benefits of a positive attitude; uplifting readings from recovery texts are read to encourage each individual to work on changing his or her attitude towards themselves, others and life as a whole.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:24
 
Donations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 08:17

Main limitation: inadequate funding

Our main house (in Homa bay) accommodates the bedrooms, treatment rooms, offices, kitchen and kitchen store. dining recess and common room. This house is an old building constructed in the 1940's and badly needs overhaul renovation.

Our treatment staff is quite inadequate to meet the needs of over 28 patients per month within the Homa bay rehabilitation center alone.

The above are just a few of the needs that require adequate funding. We appeal to well wishers, organizations and  individuals alike to donate any help; whether monetary, volunteer work, bedding, clothing, food or any other form of help that befits our goal.

Donations of any kind can be channeled to our head office in Karen or in Homa bay by contacting us.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:50
 
Who we are PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 August 2010 20:26

Asumbi Treatment Centre is a public health care service of the Catholic Diocese of Homa-Bay under Caritas Homa-bay. Asumbi Treatment Centre (A.T.C.) is the oldest Rehabilitation Centre in South Saharan Africa which started way back in 1988 by Turberg Brothers in

Asumbi- Homabay.

 

Asumbi Homabay caters for both male and female and has a capacity of 70 clients and it has handled over 3600 clients to date.

Asumbi spread its wings and opened two other centres in Nairobi-

Asumbi Karen in May 2005, as a drug free treatment centre for chemically dependent persons, So far the centre has handled over 1600 clients from all over Kenya and neighboring countries.  The facility used to cater for both male and female up to December 2006, when it became a male only Institution. The total capacity is 38 clients.

Asumbi Ridgeway’s in December 2006. The facility has a capacity of 40 clients. It caters for both male and female so far it has handled over 1400 clients.

Like Asumbi Ridgeway’s, Asumbi Homabay caters for both male and female and has a capacity of 70 clients

ATC handles all forms of chemical dependency cases. The success rate is 65% -of those who enroll in the program and finish successfully without using drugs / alcohol in the centre. Each client is expected to stay for at least three months or more subject to the assessment carried out during the third month.

Clients are from self referrals, recovering addicts and referral centres, e.g. hospitals, churches, police stations and Psychiatric doctors.

The program runs for a minimum of 3 months fully residential.  The centre organizes family sessions once in a month.

Our main focus is in spiritual and personal growth, social learning, lifestyle change, psychological and psychosocial growth, peer pressure, role modeling, self- pity, personal responsibility, reality confrontations and leveling. To achieve the above we use group and individual counseling and family therapy, the residential drug- free treatment approach, the therapeutic community is based on Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous programme which has been successfully used as a treatment method and a fellowship for chemically dependent persons.

Our Vision

To realize self-fulfillment and social harmony for all the community members through sharing and caring for each other.

Our Mission

To continue reaching out to the substance users to create awareness, treatment and rehabilitation where need be and re-integrate them to their communities for a healthy nation.

Our Goal

The primary goal is to foster personal growth towards self- fulfillment of the individual client through social learning in a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other.

The treatment goal of the addicted person has to learn to function as a sick person and has to be taught step by step, how to function initially as a recovering person and finally as well person.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:29
 
Our location PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 August 2010 13:21

Asumbi Treatment Center has three centers:

1. Asumbi Treatment Centre (HOMABAY)

This centre is located inside Asumbi Teachers College in Rangwe Division, Homa bay District, Nyanza Province, approximately 24 km from kisii town and 27 km from Homa Bay Town along the Murrum road of Suneka to Rodi Kopany.

2. Asumbi Treament Centre (KAREN)

 

3. Asumbi Treatment Centre (KENTMERE)

We are located at Kentmere, 19km from the city centre. Along Nairobi - Tigoni - Limuru road.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 13:31
 
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