It feels so good to finally be at home

By | 2018-04-02T11:53:22+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Clinical Case Studies|

By Mai Bucong Assistant Program Director Vince is a relapser. He was first admitted to SELF in 2008 for drug dependence and stayed in the program for about 18 months. He was about to go to the Aftercare Phase when he decided not to come back on his last day off. After three years, he relapsed [...]

The light of awareness

By | 2018-04-02T11:51:33+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Clinical Case Studies|

By Eileen P. Simbulan, RPm, ICAP II Deputy Program Director Wilma was admitted to SELF in January 2016 for behavioral problems, highlighted by a toxic same-sex relationship. Her spending habits were out of control and she had strained her relationship with family and friends alike over her girlfriend to breaking point. Underlying this situation, her father [...]

Getting the game right

By | 2018-04-02T11:48:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Clinical Case Studies|

By Lea Tumbado Program Director Ulysses was 26 years old when he was brought to SELF on October 21, 2011. He had been a substance abuser for 10 years and was then on the brink of incarceration or death, with two active criminal cases in court and a lethal threat from a gambling syndicate he had [...]

Unwavering tough love

By | 2018-04-02T11:42:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Clinical Case Studies|

By Jen Arbis Clinical Head Tristan is a 25 year old substance abuser who entered SELF on March 17, 2012. At the time of his admission, he claimed he had hit “rock bottom”. He was living alone in an apartment, drowning in misery, with no signs of hope or purpose in life. At this point, his [...]

Living a dual life exacts a toll

By | 2018-04-02T11:42:34+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Clinical Case Studies|

By Fernando David Consulting Psychologist Steve was 58 years old when he was admitted to SELF for drug abuse in December 2012. He had been using drugs intermittently but because he was high functioning he had gotten away with living what was tantamount to a dual life of corporate success and drug addiction. At this point, [...]

Value of parental support in adolescent recovery

By | 2018-04-02T11:43:24+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Clinical Case Studies|

By Romiger I. Bucong Assistant Director Raul was admitted to SELF in February 2012 at the age of 19 due to conduct disorder issues. His problematic behaviors included stealing, chronic lying, running away from home, recklessness and stubbornness that had finally become too excruciating for his parents to bear. Background Raul is the middle child and [...]