Prevention science is the foundation for health education and primary health promotion as well as prevention interventions. The primary goal is to improve public health by identifying malleable risk and protective factors, assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of preventive interventions and identifying optimal means for dissemination and diffusion.

School based prevention programs and policies – Provision of school drug policies for effective planning and strategies for addressing school policy and climate, education and assertiveness of students, training of teachers to identify those who are risk and those who are already using, as well as to offer brief intervention.

Work place based prevention program – Provide basic knowledge and skills based,experimental learning in planning for workplace policy changes and other substance use prevention efforts. Training includes extensive in-class exercise and a practicum.

Brief intervention services – Creating a face to face intervention, short conversation aiming in a confrontational way to motivate individuals to think and plan a change of habit.

Community-based prevention implementation systems - Provides experimental learning in planning and working with stakeholders to develop prevention services.

Targeted prevention – targeting of one or more groups of substance users e.g. vulnerable users of addicted with or without disorders.

Monitoring and evaluation of prevention interventions - overview of intervention, policies and methods to measure short and long term outcomes of evidence based substance use prevention programs.


There are many different kinds of treatment programs available; however, not all of them are scientifically proven to work. Sure, some treatments without scientific backing may work occasionally, but you are better off using proven methods so you are not wasting your time.

The Sanctuary Drug Rehabilitation uses techniques and strategies that are scientifically proven so that they have a higher chance of success. There are many different types of behavioural therapies that are proven to work.

Conscious decision-making - For example, conscious decision-making therapies that concentrate on providing a motivation to change can be very effective.When patients see how their life can improve once they complete the recovery process, they will actually want to go through the not-so-easy process.

Providing incentives - Some other proven methods include offering incentives for patients to stop using their drug of choice and rewards for attending counselling sessions or taking their medication. Science also shows that when patients are taught skills they can use to resist temptation and solve problems, they have higher chance to succeed.

Group therapy is also widely used in recovery programs because it has shown that it can be very effective in helping people realize the causes of their addiction and how to cope with problems moving forwards.