Rehabilitation and Re-integration Needs of Former Drug Offenders (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

06 Jul 2021

Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

End Date:

09 Jul 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 09 Jun 2021

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 750.00 $ 802.50
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 75.00 $ 80.25

The module engages the learner is an introduction to the social landscape of the drug addicts’ world and how the relationships are formed with their drug peers and the way it can impact on them adversely. This module covers the challenges faced by them as a result of their drug subculture mind-set which is strongly linked to their worldviews and the learned values associated with their lifestyle. The progressive nature of addiction and its relapse cycle which most individuals will face in the course of their recovery journey will be illustrated through case studies. Learners will learn the concept of recovery in helping drug addicts towards a drug-free lifestyle and how to apply a holistic recovery framework to support and help drug addicts during their various recovery phases.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the challenges an individual with drug addiction faces in order to stay drug-free

2. Apply the knowledge of coping strategies to support the families of recovering / recovered drug offenders

3. Apply the knowledge of rehabilitative interventions for recovering drug addicts and their families.

Target Participants:

All professionals who work with families such as school personnel, medical professionals, social workers, counsellors, welfare officers, police officers etc.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:
- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Ms Ang Poh Wah has been in the counselling field since 1991 and has counselled more than 1000 drug addicts for the past 20 years. She specialises in individual and group drug counselling. Over the years, she formulated a theoretical framework addressing the recovery needs of drug addicts and implemented a 1-year rehabilitative treatment programme for both female and male drug addicts in a residential setting. She has also provided a supervisory role for grooming recovering drug addicts to become operational staff in a residential setting.

She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has held various appointments in several agencies between 1991 to 2007. She was Deputy Head, Drug Rehabilitation Branch in the Singapore Armed Forces Counseling Centre, Director of The Turning Point, Manager in SCORE Employment Assistance Unit ,Deputy Director of Highpoint Community Services Association.

Ms Ang had served a 5-month internship with Daytop Village Therapeutic Community, at Swanlake, a drug rehabilitation facility in New York, US in 2001. She was awarded the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) Merit Award (2001) for her 3-year stint in The Turning Point and the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Special Commendation Award (2012) as the project leader, overseeing the training for the Laotians in the area of drug rehabilitation from 2006 to 2013.

Currently, she is doing consultative and training on a freelance basis to Family Service Centres, Halfway Houses and other non-government agencies (NGOs) on drug rehabilitation and re-integration matters.


This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Mode of delivery:
Blended (classroom and online course materials). Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


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