About Caribbean Haven Residential Centre (CHRC)
Caribbean Haven Residential Centre (CHRC) offers an intensive residential substance abuse treatment programme for individuals struggling with substance abuse/addiction, and co-occurring disorders. A social detoxification programme is available in the Withdrawal Management Unit. The residential treatment programme is based on a Therapeutic Community Model. It is only open to legal residents of the Cayman Islands.
During the residential treatment programme, clients live in a community environment and participate in daily living while undergoing therapeutic, educational and recreational activities. Topics covered in the educational component include Anger Management, Thinking for a Change, Time Out for Men/Women, Mapping, Relapse Prevention and Life Skills. There are also daily group therapy sessions.
Clients attend creative art therapy, art group, and gardening, 12-step community NA/AA meetings, and undertake recreational activities. The various stages of treatment allow for the establishment of individualized treatment goals and clients are supported throughout the change process. While the total time spent at the residential centre varies according to individual needs, clients are asked to commit to a period of intense treatment in order to address their recovery and truly reach the goal of being healthy socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. People on average stay between four and six months, and in order to successfully complete the programme and reach their goals, it has been found that clients must complete the Orientation, Primary, and Re-entry stages of treatment.
Anyone seeking services should call the centre for an assessment prior to admission. They are located in Bodden Town, Breakers.
Various Stages of Treatment:
Orientation: Clients spend approximately 2-4 weeks in this stage, becoming familiar with the programme while learning the rules, structure and philosophy. They develop individual treatment plans which are shared with the therapeutic community.
Primary: This stage can range on average from 12 to 20 weeks in length, depending on the progress made by the client. It is in this stage that the client begins to address individual issues, gain insight into his/her addiction and begin learning new skills to deal more effectively with life and recovery.
Re-entry: In this stage the client starts to reintegrate back into the larger community. They look for employment, volunteer, attend groups and individual sessions at The Counselling Centre and attend support group meetings unescorted by staff.