Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

This initiative works with employer versus employee assistance and targets corporate organizations. It is founded on the principle of confidentiality (in information sharing and records). It further seeks to integrate family, colleagues through peer support.

This initiative is designed to disseminate information on rehabilitation, relapse prevention as well as overseeing counselling, and treatment which are adapted to the individual needs. EAP services are not be limited to alcohol, drugs and substance abuse problems only but also incorporate other psychosocial issues impeding on an employee’s performance such as family issues (Relationships), HIV AIDS, Stress, Self-care and Time and Financial Management.

The 3 Key PIllars are:

It comprises of Public Education, Research & Policy Development, and Treatment & Rehabilitation programs. This is achieved by educating vulnerable populations on dangers of substance use and abuse, the correlation of substance abuse, HIV AIDS and other illnesses. We provide necessary support services to those already infected or affected directly and indirectly.

Currently we are running a mentorship programme in schools in Kenya, teaching life skills and coping mechanisms. We have a resource information books on Parenting, alcohol and drug abuse.

UHAI center actively participates in policy development at International and National NACADA conferences; Development of Alcohol and Drug Workplace Policy and conducting training of trainers of trainers (TOT).

A large population especially youth get into drugs due to lack of information, coping mechanisms and lack of basic life skills.

Despite lots of research being conducted and documented on drug abuse, majority of the people do not understand addiction as a brain disease and are therefore, unable to provide the required support to persons with substance use disorders.

Education on alcohol and drug abuse to all persons including most at risk school going children is therefore very critical.

We help prevent initiation of anti-social behaviors such as premarital sex, experimentation with alcohol and drugs through preventive communication on dangers associated with substance abuse.

Our treatment and rehabilitation services are both residential and non-residential, with residential being most preferred by identified willing persons at favorable cost.

However, the initiative considers group and individual counseling important and subsequent referrals to treatment facilities where necessary. Social support networks is critical in the re-integration of rehabilitee back to the community