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Integrating Wellness in the Addiction Recovery Process

ISSUP Kenya are pleased to present their Webinar on Wellness and Addiction Recovery.

Effective integration of wellness in recovery services across the continuum of care systems is a key factor in addressing substance misuse and its consequences. Wellness represents one of the most promising ways of increasing holistic recovery for better outcomes. The eight dimensions of wellness are intertwined, and SAMHSA envisions wellness not as the absence of disease, illness, and stress, but as: the presence of a positive purpose in life, satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment, and happiness. This makes wellness in recovery a journey or process and not a destination.

At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:

  • Define wellness and recovery how these two factors may affect each other.
  • Understand how SAMHSA envisions wellness from a whole person-strength based approach.
  • Demonstrate how wellness components are intertwined and the intersection between them and the addiction recovery.
  • Outline examples of wellness practices that can be considered in the recovery process, including those for women and teenagers in recovery.

Presenter: Sammy Ombisa

Sammy Ombisa is the Director Vitality Wellness EWP Ltd, Founding Director and Lead Coach at Fahari Wellness & Life Coaching, a Certified Wellness Consultant with a background in addictions, psychology, and behaviour change. He is a professional member at ISSUP Kenya chapter and a steering committee member of ISSUP Recovery Allies Collaborative for Africa and Asia (RALCAA), an International Certified Addictions Professional (ICAP Recovery), an Addictions counsellor and INEP Plus global facilitator. Sammy is a TOT for The Allies Link and Lend Inventive Engaging Support (ALLIES) Model, a Certified Wellness Coach and seasoned Life Coach with experience that spans over 12 years. He is Supervisor of Peer Based Recovery Support Services by Addiction Transfer Technology Centre Network (ATTC), and a member of the American Association of Christian Counsellors (AACC) and Mental Health Coach (MHC) by Light University (USA).



Webinars and online events delivered and hosted by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) are provided for informational purposes only. They are educational in nature and do not constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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