SanCamilo’s Professional Therapeutic
Community, a member of the World Federation
of Therapeutic Communities, provides residential
treatments for patients affected by drug
abuse or alcohol, and for people with diverse
disorders such as: alimentary disorders,
for e.g. anorexia and bulimia, and psychiatric
is one of the few Communities with a closed-system
modality which exist in the country and
in the Continent.It operates as a closed
and open community, also for "Dual"
patients, with residential treatment and
psychiatric supervision in order to achieve
reintegration to social life and job field.
patients are rejected, although there is
a methodological standard procedure for
treatments, which adapts to the personal
characteristics and needs of each patient.
work with the patient’s willpower
or with the family’s willpower, anger,
fatigue or desperation. Families can resort
to us to safeguard the patient’s life
before it is too late.
fate of those abandoned persons who suffer
the consequences of different pathologies
associated to drugs or alcohol abuse is
usually tragic: death, moral and financial
breakdown, prison, daily threat and death
by overdose; accidents or aggressions, dangerous
conduct towards themselves and others. The
Foundation’s aim is to avoid this
dramatic panorama and perspective.
treatment takes place in a highly structured
environment by means of a system of artificially
Community was not meant to be the indefinite
permanence of patients. Once the patient
fulfills the residential treatment period,
the reintegration and ambulatory phase begins.
The rehab finishes with programmed follow-ups
and lasts approximately 24 months.
Therapeutic Community provides a family-like
organizational model with the same affective
commitment you receive from your family.
Community staff, no matter their hierarchies,
roles or functions, is affectively committed
within a responsible love framework in which
the patient receives what is good for him
and not what is requested. Therefore, he
is ready to tolerate and to accept the lack
of understanding and rejection.
Community has accomplished retention figures
which are superior to average ones, and
those of recovery and abstinence maintenance
are within the best standards known of in
characteristics that the Community offers
which make it different from others:
Camilo employs an efficient group of psychiatrist
experts on addictions and dual pathologies
and a multidisciplinary team of psychologists
and therapeutic operators.
also has highly qualified professional resources
and infrastructure to run workshops and
to develop therapeutic programs like: psychotherapy,
psychodrama, group techniques, occupational
and labor therapy.
Community has sufficient and effective resources
to satisfy the medical needs of patients
at all levels of complexity and it is protected
by a 24 hs medical emergency system.
personalized treatment model of proven effectiveness
is provided. It is based on DAYTOP VILLAGE
of the United States which is recognized
for its effectiveness in the most outstanding
world-wide scope on this matter.
program counts with DAYTOP’s backup.
San Camilo’s founder has a fluid professional
relation with this institution. This makes
the Community unique and different and assures
development and update.
DAYTOP therapy is not only based in knowing
meticulously and vividly the subject of
drug addiction, but in the particular, customized
and adapted therapeutic approaches to each