A therapeutic program of already proved effectiveness is applied in this
clinic by a competent team of professionals in sociology and psychiatry.
It is supported by an administrative team and service personnel that guarantee
a rehabilitating stay and a physical and spiritual welfare of patients.
The treatment is divided into two parts—including a week of evaluation,
adaptation and of clinical and sociological tests. During this period
the patient is enrolled into the activities of the program in accordance
with the individual peculiarities of his/her behavior. Later, there comes
a period of treatment for the fulfillment of the objectives designed in
the program. Here, some variants may be applied such as going out of the
clinic for social intercourse at the right moment.
The conception of the program starts from a system of
socio-corrective influence such as individual therapy, didactic therapy,
group therapy, physical culture, ergotherapy and up-grading courses in
accordance with patients’ individual necessities.
The clinic has a daily schedule which is part of its
by-law. It starts at 8.00 AM and ends at 5.00 PM in the evening. This
by-law is divided into two sections: a morning one and an afternoon section.
Time to sleep comes at 11.00 PM.
The period of rehabilitation depends on the peculiarities
of the sick one. Time ranges from a minimum of 97 days to a maximum of
165 days. The visits from relatives are approved by the therapists; and,
they may stay with the patient if they do not interfere in the treatment.
Likewise, phone calls to relatives are to be done out of the time devoted
for the treatment.
Patients must come to the clinic with a companion. That
person would stay during the period of evaluation, as well as, the first
week of the treatment in order to supply all the necessary data that could
contribute to define the road to follow. The companion would not pay for
the lodging, food and flight.
The program has a total cost of $ 15 485.00 USD which
is distributed in the following way. A sum of 1,985.00 USD for the week
of evaluation, clinical tests, hematological tests, screening tests (
E. E.G. & E K.G.), lodging, food, in-out transfer at the airport when
arriving, as well as, for the flight Havana-Holguín- Havana for
the patient and his/her companion. A sum of $ 4,500.00 per month during
the period of treatment This includes the patient’s internship,
food for three months, as well as the application of the psychotherapeutic
treatment by sessions depending on every particular case.
The pay must be done in advance. The first delivery of
$ 1,985.00 USD goes for the week of evaluation and $ 13,500.00 USD for
the medical treatment.
The following services are not included within the package;
that is why, they must be paid separately before the patient is admitted:
· Medical offices or urgent clinic-surgical procedures,
as well as, outpatient services offered in other clinics or hospitals.
· Pharmaceutical services not included in the
rehabilitation program for drug addiction.
· Laundry and drying services.
· Excursions and tours.
· Sunday transfers.
· Migratory procedures.
· University studies or any other upgrading courses.
· Fax and phone calls.
· Treatment over three additional months.
The second and third companions will pay $ 54.00 USD
per day from the very beginning of the program. If the first companion
wishes to stay longer than the two early weeks he/she will pay $ 54.00
additional USD. The in-out transfer from the airport to the hotel when
There are some excluding factors when entering into the
clinic— prior to the judgement of the medical team. That is the
case of the treatment to some major psychiatric pathologies and to some
organic diseases that interfere in the development of the organization
of the therapeutical community.
From 1990 to the year 2000, a total number of 414 drug
addicts have been treated in the clinic; and 23 through out the year 2001.