The Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (RCDD), a pioneering initiative of DSWD R.O. XI with the support of the Regional Council for Welfare of Children & Youth (RCWCY), the City Government of Davao and other non-government organization was established on May 23, 1985. In more than a decade of program operations, the center has served a significant number of clientele/beneficiaries specifically the male drug and chemical abuser/dependent and non-psychotic cases ages 12-25 years old.
The City Government of Davao and the Department of Social Welfare and Development R.O. XI entered into a Memorandum of Agreement last June 11, 2001, such MOA provided for the policies, guidelines, terms and conditions of the transfer of operation and maintenance of the then Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents and now called as Davao City Treatment & Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (DCTRCDD).
Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement of June 11, 2001, the City Government of Davao is now responsible of the operations and maintenance of the center. It shall plan, design, implement and evaluate treatment and rehabilitation program for drug dependents in Davao City. A total of Twelve (12) Million Pesos has been invested by the City Government through Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to construct new facilities and renovate existing structures and thus make Davaoenos feel that the local government of Davao is serious in its campaign for a drug-free city in the near future.
The Davao City Treatment & Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents is a residential facility with a 1.2 heactares lot and is 16.7 kms away from the buzz ling noises of city life. Located in Brgy. Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District, Davao City. The place offers an ambiance of silence, solemnity and soberness as manifested by its lush surroundings adorned with fruit bearing trees, flowers and other ornamentals. To blend with nature, man-made structures such as ponds, fountains, tree house and kiosk are built not as decorative but those that are with therapeutic use. Covered court and sports equipments are also made available as complement to its sports and recreation program.
In addition, the center boasts of its modern and state of the art facilities which include among others a chapel, music room and counseling room. This is truly an ideal place for physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual rehabilitation. Residential treatment and rehabilitation center (In-patient Center) is a health facility that provides comprehensive rehabilitation services utilizing, among others, any accepted modalities: multidisciplinary team approach, therapeutic community approach and/ or spiritual services towards the rehabilitation of a drug dependent. It provides twenty-four (24) hour rehabilitation services which are provided by an interdisciplinary staff. Clientele are male & female, minor and adult, drug/substance dependents and non-psychotic cases with court orders who were apprehended and voluntarily submitting themselves for rehabilitation.
The residents shall be clustered in the following manner: centers for minors, women and adult. An average of 50, 10 and 40 residents may be accommodated, respectively in the center or a total of a maximum capacity of one hundred (100) residents at any given time.
Vision – A Treatment & Rehabilitation Center equipped with a system that embody Therapeutic Community Modality,complete with quality treatment & programs implemented & monitored by efficient personnels driven by common desire to promote recovery & social re-integration.
Mission – We commit ourselves to effectively treat and rehabilitate with dignity and respect all drug dependents in Davao City and help them reintegrate into society as empowered, productive, drug-free and God-fearing citizens through a Comprehensive Adolescent Health and Developmental Framework and highly responsive Multi-disciplinary Treatment and Rehabilitation Approaches.
Our Goals and Objectives
1. To transform drug dependents into drug-free individuals adjusted to their families and peers and reintegrate into the community to live a happy, useful and productive life.
2. To be effectively involve to the City’s collective effort in solving the drug problem thereby bringing peace and development in the City.
Specifically, We aim to;
> Provide Psycho-Social and medical Services for the development of a mature responsible cetizenry.
> Establish a supportive community of friends and peers with in the center and make it a dynamic experience as a learning environment.
For almost eight (8) years of operation since the Local Government Unit took its responsibility to maintain and operate the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependent RCDD and renamed it Davao City Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents last October 29, 2003 a lot of changes and innovation, strategies employed to ensure that DCTRCDD would be able to meet its goals and objectives in rehabilitating drug dependents of Davao City. Initially, the City Government spent 12 million to rehabilitate some structures and new buildings and playgrounds repairs and beautification of the center.
At the start of the operation, there were problems as to the implementation since policies, programs and rules and regulations were not so cleared to the staff. Personnel’s were in crisis and biases because of sudden change of work assignments and that was still part of the transition period. When the old management was replaced there was a gradual change. Clear policies, programs and rules and regulations were properly installed. Consultations, meetings and experimentation have been regularly done. Strategies innovations were employed, Evaluation plays an important role in checking whether the new programs strategies introduced. The first two years of its and policies and services of the rehabilitation training operation proved to be tough and challenging in terms of installing, implementing and strengthening of its programs , policies and services of rehabilitation. Our attendance in trainings and regular inputs has enhanced our capabilities, skills knowledge and activities in terms of handling drug dependents. Issues, concerns and gaps have been properly addressed thru regular meetings, consultations, right feed backing as well as counseling among peers, spiritual enrichment sessions and recollection has given us proper direction in discharging our different assignments and tasks.
At present, DCTRCDD stands on firm ground because of the strong support of the top management and strengthened capabilities / capacities of the staff assigned thru the leadership of the Center Manager. Now, the DCTRCDD not only provides services that rehabilitate drug dependents but also serves as the training grounds of the other regions who are planning to put up similar institution like ours and those who are in after care and follow- up services, coping skills and relapse prevention . Dr. Gene L. Gulanes our center manager and some of the Psychologists and Social Workers were tapped invited by Department of Health in different regions to conduct training on this. Our center is one of the educational destinations of the different rehabilitation, schools, institution and different cities in the Philippines and even abroad.
Who we are
What we do
The DCTRCDD has complemented with almost 51 personnel’s; 4 personnel with regular positions (detailed) and the rest are contract of services. The center is being managed by center manager who will be responsible for the day today operations of the center and ably assisted by an assistant center manager. They will be complemented by the following personnel’s:
. Psychiatrist – Conduct psychiatric evaluation & psychotherapy
. Psychologist – Aminister & evaluate pschological test / conduct therapeutic activities; coping skills, relaps prevention, anger management, 12 steps, stress management
. Nurse – Provision/treatment and follow-up illness diagnostic procedures; CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis, Sputumk exam & other laboraties Administer medicine to residents Referral to SPMC & other private hospitals
. Nutritionist – Conduct weight & height measurement, diet counseling, health educationion, dietaary prescription
. PDA – Facilitate Educational Apportunities ( Non-formal Education – Alternative Learning System (als) In-charge of skills training of residents
. House Steward – Supervises/monitors structured activities, provide basic needs food, toiletries, bedding’s etc. Of residents – Monitor provide / facilitate religious Activities; Angelus, bible sharing, scripture reading seminars & retreat ( Spiritual Enhancement & Religious Belief) – Monitors Sports & recreation activites; singing, dancing, artistic work, sports clinic, etc. (SCRA)
. Social Workers – Conduct intake interview / gathering datas / validation of data, in-dept interview to residents – Prepare social case study report – Conduct home visit – Conduct family dialogue, family session , family interaction & therapy – Court appearance – Submit reports to court (manifestation/final /progress/out-on-pass request, etc) – Networking to NGO’s, GO’s, PO’s
. Center Guard – Conduct inspections to visitors, dorms, vehicles – Escort residents to court hearing / medical check up
. Stocks Officers – Controller of stock/supplies & releases – Prepare procurement, canvass, purchases – Keep & file records communication
. Utility/bldg – Repair facilities / gather firewood’s / look into the maintenance proper garbage disposal
. Center Driver – Fetch & ferry during court hearings, medication of residents / ferry firewoods & supplies
. Center Cook – Demonstrate cooking, table setting & maintain cleanliness & orderliness of kitchen & messhall