Est. 2018

Rehabilitation & Addiction Treatment


Rehabilitation & Addiction Treatment

Lifebridge Hospital is one of the leading treatment centers in Kenya for individuals struggling with substance use. A number of researches have concluded that simply taking a particular substance can escalate into dependence on that substance and lead to various mental disorders.

Through the year, we have noted that many clients may have dual diagnosis, with one which is substance use disorder. We are committed to care for each individual personally in a non-judgmental and dignified manner.

Why Special Care?

Rehabilitation is a mode of treatment that our psychiatric doctors recommend mostly for people with Substance Use Disorder e.g. Alcohol Use Disorder, Tobacco Use Disorder, Marijuana Use Disorder, Heroin Use Disorder, Miraa Use Disorder And Polysubstance Use Disorder, or co- occurring disorders i.e. Substance use disorder and mental illnesses e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar, or multiple disorders i.e.  Mental illness, substance use disorder and medical conditions e.g. HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis.

The program runs for 90 days which is equal to three months. During the program the patients are assisted medically by the medical team as well as psychologically by the counselors. In counseling it involves individual counseling or personal therapy, group counseling, life skills training, spiritual therapy, couple’s therapy and family therapy. 

Rehabilitation Program Schedule

The program is divided into 3 comprehensive treatment plans

  1. The first month is used for acute phase management (detoxification) where the patient is monitored as they recover from the withdrawal symptoms of substance use. Also those who come with drug induced psychosis are treated to make them more stable in order to help them undergo the rehabilitation program. Through counseling, the counsellors build rapport with their patients and establish the goals to work on during the program. Counselors also help the patients who are still struggling with denial and anger issues resolve as they look forward to sobriety. In the group therapy there is introduction of what is substance use and the negative effects. In addition, there is introduction of the 12 steps of Alcoholic Anonymous which are used in the 12 weeks of the program.

During the second month the individual therapy aims mostly on character/ behavioral change and the distorted thoughts and perceptions through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among other therapies. Also, it’s at this point that most family members are involved in family therapies or couple’s therapy which aids the process of recovery.

In the last month, the patients and the counselors evaluate on the goals that were set for the program. There after they focus on planning for the exit plan, which involves short and long term goals and relapse and relapse prevention.

Spiritual therapy is there twice a week and it’s meant to enhance spiritual values during recovery. This helps the patients acknowledge that there is a Supernatural being who can help during the journey to sobriety.

The life skills training is given to the patients to train or psycheducate them on how to go about normal stressors of life. E.g.

  • Financial management
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Positive attitude
  • Drug refusal skills
  • Triggers and cravings in substance use