CEREPA’S THERAPEUTIC PLAN FOR TREATING ADDICTION HAS THREE PHASES:
• Detoxification: In this phase, the patient is constantly observed and evaluated by the doctors and nurses of our health staff.
• Education: This phase focuses on the mental and emotional resocialization of the patient. The goal of the Education phase is to bring about physical health, psychological health, spiritual growth and training in agriculture, which requires physical activity.
• Outpatient Consultation: After the patient finishes treatment, he or she must return for psychological counseling monthly or bi-monthly for one year.
During the Education phase of the program each patient has these rights and responsibilities:
Personal Care. The patient is responsible for his or her personal hygiene and the care of his or her individual living space.
Work. The patient is required to work one and one half hours Monday through Saturday in CEREPA’s extensive garden and receive training in agriculture.
Bible Classes. The patient is required to participate in four Bible classes a week. Classes are at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
AA Meetings. The patient will attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, which are held in the evening Monday through Saturday.
Psychological Counseling. The patient will receive individual psychological counseling at least once a week.
Sports. The patient will participate in sports activities at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily.
Family Meetings. The patient’s family will attend two psychological counseling sessions during the two-month period of treatment.
Schedule. The patient must abide by the established schedule.
Medical Care. The patient has the right to medical care which is available 24 hours each day.
Passes. The patient has the right to receive a pass to leave the facility.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION:
· Voluntary admission by the patient
· Payment a initial fee of 50% of the treatment
· Availability of the family to be integrated into the treatment process
· Absence of health conditions that could put the patient’s life in danger
CEREPA employees in its therapeutic team include doctors, psychologists,
nurses, agricultural instructors, administrators, security personnel, cooks, housekeepers
and spiritual counselors.