The Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (RCDD), a pioneering initiative of DSWD RO 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 numbers of clientele/beneficiaries specifically the male drug and chemical abuser/dependents and non-psychotic cases ages 12 – 25 years old.

The City Government of Davao and the Department of Social Welfare and Development RO 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 Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents and now called as Davao City Treatment and 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 operation 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.