I have been in this drug addiction intervention for the past 20yrs.Am capable of breaking the denial of very difficult psychoactive substance-dependent persons who have refused treatment without the use of biochemical screening methods.l do very comprehensive family therapy for the families and significant others of my clients to assist them to understand the disease nature of addiction rather than viewing it as a moral derailment.This education makes the families of clients change their negative perception of their wards to positive,and this ultimately results into positive attitudes.During the family session,l do psychoeducation on drug addiction.I also do psycological assessment of the clients to rule out comorbidities and to find out the need for referrals if indicated.These psychosocial assessment also help to determine whether clients will benefit from residential or on out-patient facilities.Detox as the beginning of my interventions is paramount-l assist clients to get into treatment centre at start of their rehab.I very conversant with the 12-Steps of AA and NA and all their derivatives.l teach the steps and l can manipulate it for other psychopathologies not for only substance dependency.
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
I am an expert in substance abuse counseling not only with clients from within Ghana but have cases from outside including the United States of America.
Head,Addictive Diseases Unit,Department of Psychiatry
Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital,Accra
From October 2014
I have been working at above unit for the past 20 years as a drug addiction counsellor and became the head but still counseling for 15 years after studying further on addiction comprehensive management in Ghana and Israel.From preventive to treatment and counseling then rehabilitation and 12th Step Facilitation Programmes Alcoholic and Narcotics Anonymous l am very very competent in the general management of the drug addict and also an expert in family therapy of the my clients families.
Qualifications & Certifications
BSc(Hons)Nursing with Psychology
University of Ghana,Legon.