Written by: Mary Knowles
Date: November 10, 2022
Connection is one of the primary needs that is typically unmet in those who struggle and suffer with substance abuse.
“We are a species that thrives through connection, and that connection must be authentic and genuine”
Kam Singh says, as he explains one of the primary needs that is typically unmet in those who struggle and suffer with substance abuse.
He categorizes the population who undergo substance use treatment in Surrey as resilient; however, despite the housing and 12 step programs offered at most recovery facilities, he points out that often no real life skill sets are being taught to these individuals. He describes these skills as varying from educational/vocational training, to simply being taught how to open and maintain a bank account, how to cook, shop, and even build a resume, or look for work.
The point, according to Kam, is to not focus upon the deficits of those fighting the battle against substance abuse. He hopes instead that we can empower one another through building connections that focus upon the humanity, strengths, and assets of the individual.
Reach out to The Phoenix Society
For those who wish to contact Kam concerning guest speaking or counselling, you may do so via telephone at (604) 417-1063 or email him at email@example.com
Or, for an in-person meeting for further support and connection, his office is located on 1037710 120th Street in Surrey. He is available between 4:10-9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Meaningful Connections and Sustainable Solutions
The Phoenix Society's goal is to offer meaningful connections and sustainable solutions to the problems of addiction and homelessness in the community.