Cubaforhealth.com recognizes foremost that alcoholism is a disease that needs medical treatment and support. Due to the negative social paradigms that surround alcohol abuse, many patients prefer to be treated in a location away from their home environment. Away from the usual temptations or causes that trigger the alcohol abuse, the patient feels more relaxed and willing to follow a treatment that digs into the psychological and physical origins of the addiction. For the patient it is very important that the therapy is followed in a controlled and pleasant environment.
The Cuban facilities for addiction therapy are located in a rural environment surrounded by tropical vegetation, away from the stress and noise of city life. The multidisciplinary medical staff is present round the clock and has access to state of the arte medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.
To avoid the feeling of isolation, leisure excursions to the sea and countryside are part of the therapy.
Cuba is by far the best choice for an integral rehabilitation of alcohol abuse.
MOST SOLICITED TREATMENTS AGAINST ALCOHOLISM IN CUBA
According to statistic results the experience of the last 20 years shows a 45 % of total recovery and social reinsertion. This program is certified by the Cuban Scientific Society of Psychiatry.
The minimum treatment duration is 97 days and can be extended to 6 months or more, to gain better rehab for the patient.
Program against addictions
This program has two steps:
Phase 1: A week of evaluation and diagnosis
Phase 2: Multidisciplinary treatment to gain complete rehabilitation
Remark: It is absolutely necessary that the patient takes part in the program on a voluntary basis. The patient may not be HIV positive, nor have hepatic insufficiencies. The patient must be accompanied by a relative or friend during the first two weeks, one week for evaluation and diagnosis and the second as the first treatment week, in order to actively participate in the evaluation and the first treatment sessions.
GUIDELINES FOR THE CUBAN REHABILITATION PROGRAM.
The treatment paradigm in alcoholic and drug addiction rehabilitation is nourished by the experiences of the Cuban mental health program in the early 80ies and focuses on a model of community life where participants share their history, experiences, feelings, and also responsibilities in group work, through a natural participative therapy.
A group of interdisciplinary professionals and specialists orient and attend the patient through a step by step program under the guidance of licensed psychiatrists. Abstinence of alcohol is guaranteed during and after the treatment with high level of effectiveness, thanks to a change of life style, and through the mastering of self control methods by the patient.
The humanitarian formation of the Cuban professionals and the fact that in Cuba alcoholism is not a frequent health problem, contribute immensely to the high effectiveness of the Cuban treatment.
The International Complex for Scientific Therapy of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, located in the province of Holguin, offers the possibility for rehabilitation and desintoxication for persons suffering from this problem that affects their social, intellectual and physical integrity. In a natural environment and with the participation of a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists, treatments are offered with a minimum duration of 3 months.
This period of time is necessary to evaluate and certify the results of the therapy applied, including the rediscovery and up lifting of one’s self-esteem, the finding back of social and family harmony, as well as a notable improvement of the physical condition.
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