Preceded by an experience of more than two decades, this addiction treatment program in Cuba, bases its work scheme on the Cuban approach to treatment in "therapeutic community", which is a group coexistence regime, patients share moods, feelings and situations. It is about redirecting the system of individual, family and social responsibilities, in stages, to achieve two main goals: abstinence and change in lifestyle and behavior.
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The program for the treatment of addictions and drug dependencies is focused on the detoxification and rehabilitation of people who suffer from this health problem that threatens physical, intellectual and social integrity. This program takes place in a natural environment, with the participation of a multidisciplinary and specialized medical team.
The Addiction Treatment Program has a minimum duration of 97 days (3 months) and is developed under a closed therapeutic community regimen in which patients remain in the clinic in an internment regime, where discipline is strict and Willingness of the patient and his desire to collaborate in recovery are essential to achieve the expected results.
The program allows the re-evaluation and ratification of the therapy applied to each patient, leading to a recovery and elevation of self-esteem, social and family reintegration and physical development. Clinical research conducted over decades has shown that 45% of patients treated with this medical program have achieved recovery. This program is endorsed by the Scientific Society of Cuba in the specialty of Psychiatry.
The structure and work process of the Therapeutic Community facilitates change through self-help, through a sequence of stages that allow growth, maturation of the personality and behavioral reencounter that leads the patient to overcome dependency.
The multidisciplinary team is made up of psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and social workers with years of experience.
The presence of a relative of the patient during the first two weeks of admission is very convenient for their insertion in the community and obtaining useful data in their treatment.
Accommodation is in hotel-type rooms with good comfort, air conditioning, satellite television. Meals are à la carte and with a varied menu adapted to the needs of patients.
The center has a swimming pool, sports and passive games areas, billiards, abundant green areas for relaxation, as well as music therapy, acupuncture, occupational therapy, cultural and educational activities. Visits to historical, cultural and recreational places are made.
Voluntariness on the part of the patient, not suffering from AIDS or liver disease and be accompanied bya relative who will remain with the patient during this evaluation period and the first week of treatment, in order to participate actively at the stage of evaluation and initiation of therapy are essential requrements.
The treatment is guided by an Individual Program with group activities, so that the pertinent measures that correspond to each case can be taken and that the group has a positive influence to achieve the proposed objectives. The program ... Read more