FAQs

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7. What are the requirements for admission?

By | 2018-03-27T13:14:36+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

The admission procedure is done at our main office. Costs of treatment may be discussed over the phone or in person. Aside from filling out an admission form, families must submit the most recent available medical or clinical abstract. Upon settlement of the required down payment, a memorandum of agreement is then duly signed by the [...]

6. How can we be assured of the privacy and anonymity of our loved ones?

By | 2018-03-27T13:13:08+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

It is a policy of SELF that no staff or resident should divulge the identity of any client who is in treatment. Once a person is admitted in SELF, we require that the names of questionable friends and associates be submitted to the program for screening. Prescribed dialogues, meetings and therapy sessions are limited only to [...]

5. Is there a therapy program for the families?

By | 2018-03-27T13:12:40+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Yes. All families are subjected to the “Family Empowerment Program”. Every month, a Family Association Meeting (FAM) is held where various activities such as seminars, workshops and therapy groups are conducted for the families to learn about the TC process and codependency. In addition, family counseling services are also given together with monthly reports on your [...]

4. What are the typical activities in the program?

By | 2018-03-27T13:08:49+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

In a TC community, the residents take charge of carrying out the daily operations of the house. From house chores to office work, they strictly follow a schedule of daily activities. Like in a family, each resident is assigned to a particular task while the elders see to it that they are accomplished properly. Individual counseling [...]

3. How can I convince my loved one to seek treatment?

By | 2018-03-27T11:49:33+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Usually, the dependent will not go to a treatment center voluntarily. Neither will counseling be effective in convincing the dependent to do so. Some families attempt an “Intervention Process” but it has been the practice of most families to do the responsible act of admitting a loved to a treatment center. It is ideal when the [...]

2. When a person takes drugs socially, does that mean he/she already has a drug problem?

By | 2018-03-27T11:44:59+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Maybe not, but almost always, social use advances to the more serious stages of abuse and “medication” addiction. People start using substances for many reasons. During the initial stages, they do it to be accepted by peers. But people who continue substance use will undoubtedly accelerate usage and climb into the physical stages of addiction where [...]

1. What are the signs of substance use/abuse?

By | 2018-03-27T10:25:47+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Normally, a “gut feel” is never wrong. As they say, where there is smoke, there is fire. However, the following observable behaviors may help you determine substance use/abuse: Reversed sleeping patterns; erratic eating habits resulting in drastic weight loss; episodes of irrational behavior; inability to keep commitments; neglect of personal hygiene; always in need of money [...]