SELF is a non-stock, non-government organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from substance abuse and other Attitude Disorders. Since its inception in 1992, it has provided residential treatment and rehabilitation services to more than 1000 troubled men and women of varied ages who have been diagnosed with substance and non-substance dependencies. Of those who have completed the program, 90% are living sober and productive lives.
Through its Therapeutic Community(TC) approach, SELF not only rehabilitates its clients but works towards developing their talents and potentials so that they become empowered members of society.
In 2004, SELF improved its program by implementing a Dual Approach Program of Behavior Modification complemented by Clinical Intervention. Since then, incidents of relapse, particularly from clients with multiple disorders, have been remarkably reduced.
Over the years, SELF has evolved from being a center that merely provides recovery, to an institution that is concerned with improving the quality of life after treatment. “We go Beyond Rehabilitation to ensure that each client gains a chance to reinvent themselves”. Through an undergraduate program called the SPIP, residents may opt to be further trained to perform with excellence and Pride in Quality.
Recent training efforts to maximize the potentials of its young residents have resulted very favorably. In the graduating groups of the past 10 years, those that went back to school after the SELF Program were able to attain academic excellence. More than 70% of them earned themselves a spot in the Dean’s List of various prestigious colleges and universities.
SELF has been at the forefront in developing rehab technology in Asia. It has pioneered unique methods of intervention which have gained acceptance in the industry both in the Philippines and parts of Asia. Since 2009, SELF has established a TC Training program wherein it shares its Best Practices to both local and international TC practitioners. In 2012, the Philippine Department of Health has commissioned SELF to train some of their staff engaged in drug rehabilitation work in the different regions of the Philippines. To date, 42 Filipino field personnel have completed the TC Basic Management Course (BMC), while 11 international TC practitioners have completed the TC Management Advancement Course (MAC).
The hallmark of SELF’s Therapeutic Community approach is its insistence that the entire family participate in the healing process. Toward this end, it runs a Family Empowerment Program, the hallmark of which is the monthly Family Association Meeting (FAM), where seminars on the TC, recovery from dependency and co-dependency are discussed. Family Therapy sessions are also conducted regularly to heighten awareness and initiate the healing process.
While most graduates reintegrate to society through employment or school, SELF offers job opportunities to those who wish to further their knowledge and skill in the helping profession. Either way, all graduates of the program enjoy the support of the lifetime Aftercare service.
Self Enhancement for Life Foundation, Inc. (SELF)
805 Primeland Bldg., Market Drive, Madrigal Business Park,
Alabang, Muntinlupa City, 1780 Philippines
Fax no.: (+63)(2)809-7235
Cel. no.: (+63) 928-552-5656
Taal View House Facility
Barangay Miranda,Talisay, Batangas Philippines
Tel.no. : (+63)(43) 773-0354