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April 20, 2020 – In normal times, he’d be able to turn easily to his counsellor, Tham Yuen Han – or Han, as her clients call her. For nine years, Eugene has been attending recovery support group sessions and individual counselling sessions at We Care Community Services, ever since he first sought help for his methamphetamine addiction … Eugene isn’t the only recovering addict who has been triggered under the stress and isolation of the past fortnight.
According to Yuen Han, the managing director of We Care, the centre usually gets two walk-in crisis situations in a week. But within the first week of the “circuit breaker”, it attended to six crisis calls – five from current clients, and one from a newcomer. These calls related, for instance, to trauma flashbacks, anxiety attacks, paranoia and financial distress.