Breaking the Chains of Addiction


Residential Substance Abuse Therapeutic and Recovery Program

The Residential Substance Abuse Recovery Program in Hogar CREA follows a model called Therapeutic Community, which includes various stages or phases with progressive challenges, across 20 continuous months. The objective of the program is to successfully guide the residents, and provide Peer support, to overcome the phase-wise challenges. The ultimate goal is the re-education of character, which will permit them to obtain the tools and skills to overcome and maintain control of their addiction. The therapy interventions the residents receive in each stage of the program are designed to help the resident rebuild their lives, and fulfill their responsibilities as member of the community. The different steps in our program are described below.

Therapeutic Model

The Hogar CREA Inc. provides therapeutic interventions for the recovery of substance abuse, following a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual model; provided in a therapeutic community atmosphere. This model focus on behavior modification through the development and capabilities of a strong character. When it comes to adults, the process is re-education while in adolescents it is an educational process. The goal is to develop a healthy character.

Our therapeutic model adopts and adapts the phases of the psychosocial development laid down by Erik E. Erikson, the renowned German neo-psychoanalyst. According to his theory of personality, human psycho-social development takes place in different phases throughout the entire life. The psycho-social crisis needs to be addressed through the integration of the needs and individual capabilities.

It requires a continuous process of overcoming challenges, and growth to address the social means of culture and achieve different stages of psychosocial development. Humans need to develop personal skills, build character, and develop values to build a healthy nature. They must take responsibility and deliver their duties both at the individual and social levels.

We are focused on developing our residents’ many capabilities of the character, through different Psychosocial Stages marked by Erikson. These are:

  • Confidence
  • Transcendence
  • Initiative
  • Autonomy
  • Industriousness
  • Commitment
  • Identity
  • Generativity

The interventions and activities that are used to develop these abilities of the character include Group and Individual Peer Support, Occupational, Educational, Urbanity, Representation and Sale, Sports, Recreation, Spiritual, Family, Mobilization, Marathon, and Training.

Therapeutic Model Structure

The everyday life of our residents is based on the structure of the phases and stages of the program, the interventions they receive, and the activities they participate in. There are 4 phases to our therapeutic model structure. This includes:

  • Induction
  • Introspection, Identification and Growth
  • Intensive Growth
  • Monitoring

These phases are further broken into stages in progressive order. The stages focus on observing the social and emotional maturity of the resident. The process leads to the development of the character capabilities mentioned above.

When our residents receive this therapeutic intervention, they benefit through optimal growth, commitment, and maturity. Our interventions help in the development of habits, customs, manners, attitudes, social skills, internal controls, sensitivity, accountability, acceptance of standards, discipline, behavioral changes, and internal values. The goal of our therapeutic process is that residents who once again become a part of the community, get accepted and make positive contributions to it. And in doing so they also bring about transformation in the community to create something that is more friendly and just.