Drug Abuse Research (DARE) Bahay Pagasa Therapeutic Community

Therapeutic Community



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


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.”

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 14 Dona Juana S. Rodrigues, New Manila
Quezon City, Philippines