Leader in Treatment and Rehabilitation for Addiction and Behavioral Problems
SELF is a non-stock, non-government organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from substance abuse and other Attitude Disorders. Since its inception in 1992, it has provided residential treatment and rehabilitation services to more than 1000 troubled men and women of varied ages who have been diagnosed with substance and non-substance dependencies. Of those who completed the program, 85% are living sober and productive lives as empowered members of society, thanks to SELF’s Continuing Care Program.
Through the Value Formation thrust of its Therapeutic Community (TC) approach, SELF not only rehabilitates its clients but works towards developing their personalities and character towards becoming persons of integrity. SELF goes beyond rehabilitation to ensure that each client gains a chance to reinvent themselves. Recent training efforts to maximize the potentials of its young residents have resulted in graduates back in school attaining academic excellence. More than 70% of them have earned themselves a spot in the Dean’s List of various prestigious colleges and universities.
The hallmark of the SELF Program is its insistence that the entire family participate in the healing process. Toward this end, SELF runs a Family Empowerment Program where seminars and family therapy sessions are conducted regularly to heighten awareness and initiate the healing process. SELF also offers job opportunities to those who wish to further their knowledge and skill in the helping profession. Either way, all graduates of the program enjoy the support of the lifetime Aftercare service.
SELF offers the following Interventions!
I. Assessment Program | 15-30 days
The Assessment Program is an intervention process for adolescents or young students who have been found to be at the beginning stages of drug use. It is also for those who display problematic behaviors that need professional evaluation. This program serves as a powerful wake-up call that can keep young people from going further astray. The primary concern is their successful reintegration into the family and school environment to give them a chance to continue their academic program. A formal report on the findings together with a recommended action plan is discussed with the parents or guardians.
II. Awakening Program | 6 months
The Awakening Program is a live-in program for persons whose use of prohibited drugs or display of problematic behaviors is harming their performance in school, work and family life but has not yet reached the severity that requires long-term treatment and rehabilitation. Clients are subjected to a strict program of daily activities in line with the disciplines of a Therapeutic Community. They also undergo individual counseling and group therapy sessions that help them understand and address what causes their harmful habits and destructive patterns of behavior. A family support program is crafted together with the clients and their parents or guardians.
III. Full Term Program | 18 months
The Full Term Program is a comprehensive residential program for persons deeply mired in substance abuse as well as chronic relapsers who need long term intervention. It is also for individuals assessed with Co-Occurring Disorders that require extensive psychiatric intervention and those whose deviant behaviors pose a threat to themselves and others. It is a full course Therapeutic Community program that aims to restore the lost values of resident and make them sober and productive members of society. A Family Empowerment Program to promote family healing and successful reintegration is an integral element.