RISE Life Management Services is a non-governmental organization, established in Jamaica in 1989 as Addiction Alert. The organization operated the island's first outpatient treatment center for addictive disorders. However, over the years the direction and focus of its programmes were reviewed and adjusted in order to meet the current needs of the young at-risk population in Jamaica, particularly those living in inner-city communities.
In order to reflect these developments, the organization changed its name to RISE Life Management Services. RISE is an acronym for Reaching Individuals through Skills and Education.
Services offered by RISE includes the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders; community-based health and education interventions i.e violence, drug, and HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for at-risk youth and family members; remedial educational programmes; life skills training, parenting programmes, social and health related services and HEART/NTA accredited vocational skills training. These interventions take place in some of Kingston's most volatile inner-city communities.
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