Addiction Resource Guide

Drug Abuse Research (DARE) Bahay Pagasa Therapeutic Community

Therapeutic Community

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Therapeutic Community and peer self-help group for co-dependents."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We have a co-morbidity mentality; we are DSM-IV aware because our CEO is a psychiatrist and we have medical/psychiatric resident training module."

Family Program:

"We have a weekly Thursday Night Group (7-9 PM) for family members."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Not used, not applicable to Philippine and Thai cultures."

Position on Confrontation:

"We teach this to empower people to be more expressive in our Asiatric culture."

Additional Characteristics:

"Generally anti-government support and anti-government intervention because we started during the Marcos Martial Law era."


    Number of Beds: 75
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 106
    Average Length of Stay 8 months
    Percent of Women 10%
    Percent under 25 20%
    Percent with College Education: 80%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:5%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Codependency


    Self-pay Cost per Week: $5500 (PHP)
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Dangerous Drugs Board of the Philippines. & Professional Regulation Commission
    Type of License: Permit to Operate
    Accredited by: Dangerous Drugs Board of the Philippines

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: 724-2641/410-3301
    General Information: 724-2641/410-3301/410-3316
    Address: 14 Dona Juana S. Rodrigues, New Manila
    Quezon City, Philippines