CADAM offers a one year two-phased programme in a therapeutic community. The community consists of treatment and rehabilitation staff called Carestaff and addicts in recovery called Beneficiaries. The Carestaff act as the key agent of change to influence an addict’s attitudes, perceptions, and behaviours associated with drug use.
CADAM admits persons dependent on substances (drugs) into her programme two times a year – March and August.
Before admission, any interested individual is expected to visit the office alone or with family for registration and interview. It is important that the parent/guardian attend an interview session at the office for profiling, which includes the individual’s drug history, medical challenges (where any), and other areas of importance, as may be required by the registration officer or/and counsellor. It’s only after this that the individual or/and family is informed of eligibility for the programme. If the individual is not eligible, referrals may be made, upon request.
Upon admission, the individual undergoes medical check-up.
CADAM does not admit
* Psychotic clients
* Clients using psychotropic drugs
* Delinquents/Destitutes who do not abuse substance
* Pregnant or Nursing mothers
* Unwilling clients
* Clients below 18 or above 60
- Our programme is not a soft alternative to homelessness, joblessness, or imprisonment. It requires from every beneficiary a genuine decision to work to change and a willingness to work with the Carestaff to identify and address the issues underlying his/her addiction problem.